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Anthony Capon

BMedSci, MBBS, PhD, FAFPHM

Anthony Capon

Anthony Capon is Professor of Planetary Health in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. A public health physician and authority on 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 held professorial appointments at Australian National University and University of Canberra. 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.