Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) and holds a chair in Planetary Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.
A former director of the global health institute at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH), Tony is a public health physician and authority in environmental health and health promotion. His research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and population health. Tony has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in practice, policy, research and education.
Previously, Tony held professorial appointments with the University of Sydney and Australian National University. He was the founding convenor of the climate change adaptation research network for human health in Australia. The inaugural director of public health and medical officer of health in western Sydney, Tony also worked on the control of non-communicable diseases with the charitable organisation Oxford Health Alliance.
Tony is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission of Planetary Health and co-chairs the Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network. He has held NHMRC and WHO Fellowships, and has served in numerous honorary leadership roles with professional societies 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 (previously called Nature and Society Forum).