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The role will see Tony lead the interdisciplinary research and education institute for sustainable development, guiding the team to identify the key transformations needed to achieve positive social change.
“I’m greatly looking forward to commencing this role at Monash, bringing together my expertise in sustainable development and population health with the best and brightest researchers, to address global issues aligned to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and work towards a more sustainable future,” Professor Capon said.
Professor Marc Parlange, Provost and Senior Vice-President, welcomed Professor Capon’s appointment.
“Sustainable development is a key part of the University’s research agenda. MSDI is critical to delivering on these ambitions, and we're so pleased to have Professor Tony Capon join Monash to lead MSDI to find sustainable solutions to some of the most significant challenges facing our world today,” he said.
Professor John Thwaites, Chair of MSDI, said: “Tony is a global leader in the connections between health and the environment. We are extraordinarily fortunate to have him to lead our great team at MSDI."
Tony will take up his new role at Monash following his tenure at the University of Sydney, where he's Professor of Planetary Health in the School of Public Health. His 30-year career of leadership experience spans research, education, policy and practice. His research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health.
For more information on Professor Tony Capon, visit his profile page on The Conversation.
For more information on the MSDI, visit the website here.