I’m a medical doctor working in a Melbourne health service. I’ve had an uneasy feeling for years that climate change is a slowly but inexorably unfolding global health emergency… but it was only in 2013 when I joined Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) that I realised how I could start to address it. At the same time I got a taste for community organizing. I’ve since tried to apply community organising principles, firstly as DEA’s Victorian Student Representative, then as Promotions Team Leader for our 2014 conference, iDEA14, and most recently as a coordinator of DEA’s new “Junior Doctors Victoria” network.
I’m keen to build new partnerships with other stakeholders in the health sector and the rest of the climate movement.