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Colin Butler

Colin ButlerCentre for Research and Action in Public Health
University of Canberra, Australia (initial H-earth co-chair)

Professor Butler is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, the topic of which is "Health and sustainability: Australia in a global context". Colin is especially interested in future global health, including the consequences of global environmental changes such as to the climate, ecosystems, energy sources and resource depletion. He has published widely, and given many invited talks on topics including food security, population growth, ecology and infectious diseases. Collaborations include with the World Health Organization, the Special Programme on Tropical Diseases Research and the World Medical Association. He is co-founder of the NGO BODHI, active especially in India, since 1989. He is sole of editor Climate Change and Global Health (CABI, Sept 2014) and the senior editor of Health of Planet, People and Places Reflections based on Tony McMichael's four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding (ANU E Press, 2015). His research interests include Sustainability, Human rights and their links with human health.