Professor Anthony Capon


Anthony Capon

Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) and holds a chair in planetary health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.  A public health physician and authority in environmental health and health promotion, his research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health.

Tony is a former director of the global health institute at United Nations University (UNU–IIGH) and has previously held professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Australian National University. The inaugural director of public health and medical officer of health in western Sydney, he is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health and has served in numerous honorary leadership roles with professional and not-for-profit organisations including the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the International Society for Urban Health and the Frank Fenner Foundation.