Kathryn Bowen

Keynote Speaker, Mini Keynote

Professor, The University of Melbourne, VIC

    A leading, internationally-recognised expert on the science and policy of sustainability (particularly climate change) and global health issues, with 20 years experience in original public health research, science assessment, capacity development and policy advice. Kathryn thrives on interdisciplinary, energetic and stimulating work environments where the emphasis is on implementing policy-relevant and evidence-based sustainability programs.

    Kathryn is regularly commissioned by international bilateral and multilateral agencies (e.g. WHO, UNEP, UNDP, ADB, GIZ, DFAT) to co-design solutions for sustainable futures.

    Kathryn works to empower colleagues and decision-makers and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to drive positive outcomes. Her career highlight to date has been her nomination by the Australian Government to be a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Health Chapter.

    Kathryn holds a joint position at Melbourne Climate Futures and as Professor – Environment, Climate and Global Health in the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.