In this episode we give you more great chats with some of the speakers from the AHSNZ Symposium in October 2015.
We Chat To:
Climate change and health – risks, limits and opportunities
Alistair Woodward is a medical graduate and public health specialist with a longstanding interest in the environment and health. For 10 years he was Head of the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland and is now Professor of Epidemiology in the same institution. He has written on air quality, radiation risks, injury prevention, the extraordinary benefits of the simple bicycle, and climate change – he was a convening lead author on the most recent IPCC assessment.
Travelling in the slow lane: the benefits of, and barriers to, active transport
Simon Kingham is Professor of Geography and Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is a human geographer who has researched in a range of areas related to urban environment and health. These include research on transport, air pollution, green and bluespace (parks and water), and earthquakes. He has published widely both reports and in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the Canterbury Regional Transport Committee and was on the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy Forum.
Lara Briden, ND is a naturopathic doctor with nearly 20 years clinical experience. She has a strong science background, and formerly worked as an evolutionary biologist (she was lead author on the 1995 zoology paper: “Sex differences in the use of daily torpor and foraging time by big brown bats”). Thousands of patients have entrusted Lara with their PCOS, thyroid disease, endometriosis, and many other health issues, so she has had a chance to learn what really works for hormones. She has distilled that knowledge into her blog and book “Period Repair Manual.”