Prof. Kathryn Bowen

Professor of Environment, Climate and Global Health
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia
Prof. Kathryn  Bowen


A leading, internationally-recognised expert on the science and policy of sustainability (particularly climate change) and global health issues, with 20 years experience in original public health research, science assessment, capacity development and policy advice. I thrive on interdisciplinary, energetic and stimulating work environments where the emphasis is on implementing policy-relevant and evidence-based sustainability programs. I am regularly commissioned by international bilateral and multilateral agencies (e.g. WHO, UNEP, UNDP, ADB, GIZ, DFAT) to co-design solutions for sustainable futures. I work to empower colleagues and decision-makers and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to drive positive outcomes. My career highlight to date has been my nomination by the Australian Government to be a Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Health Chapter. I have worked part-time since 2010 while balancing family responsibilities.

Events with

Prof. Kathryn Bowen

Managing heatwaves

3/12/23 2:00 pm