Tony Capon

Tony Capon

Tony Capon

Professor Anthony Capon directs the global health institute at United Nations University. A public health physician and authority on environmental health, his research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and population health. Tony has more than two decades of senior leadership and management experience in public health policy, research and education.  Previously, he held academic appointments with Australian National University and the University of Canberra. Tony was the founding convenor of the climate change adaptation research network for human health in Australia. A former director of public health in western Sydney, he also worked on the control of non-communicable diseases with the charitable organisation Oxford Health Alliance. Since 2008, he has been advising the International Council for Science on the development of a global interdisciplinary science programme on health and wellbeing in the changing urban environment using systems approaches. Tony has held NHMRC and WHO fellowships, as well as leadership roles with 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: For healthy people on a healthy planet.