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Professor Anthony J. McMichael, principal collaborator, joined the Asian MetaCentre in February 2002. He is also the Director of the National Centre of Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University.
Anthony McMichael received his PhD in Epidmiology from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia in 1972. Prior to his directorship at the NCEPH, he was Professor of Epidemiology at the Lodon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK. He has also obtained Fellow Memberships at the Faculty of Public Health Medicine (UK)(1995); the Royal College of Physicians (1998); and the Academy of Medicine Sciences (1999).
Anthony McMichael's research interest encompasses occupational disease, including social and physical influences on patterns of health in an urban environment; life course epidemiological perspectus on infant/child/adult evolution of disease risks; diet, nutrition, energy balance and health on both individual and population aspects; food safety; environmental health hazards; and ecological sustainability and health.
During 1990-92, he chaired the Scientific Council, International Agency for Research on Cancer(WHO). He has a major interest in assessing the health risks from global environmental change, having contributed particularly to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on climate change. He is a member of the International Science Panel on Population and Environment.
Anthony McMichael has authored 3 books including "Planetary Overload: Global Environmental Change and the Health of the Human Species"(1993) and "Human Frontiers, Environments and Diseases: Past Patterns, Uncertain Futures(2001) by Cambridge University Press. Ha has also co-edited 6 books and published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters.