Environment

Professor Peter Underwood

Position within MAPW: 
Vice President; Coordinator, Western Australia Branch
Contact: 

wa [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MD; MRCP; FRACGP; DCH; DRCOG
Current field of medicine: 

Health Consultant; Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, WA; writer

Special areas of interest: 
Primary Health Care policy, practice, research and evaluation; international and community health; medical education and training; medical anthropology and social medicine; ecological and environmental public health; sustainable health systems.
Background: 

Professor Underwood has worked in Australia and overseas, practicing and teaching general practice; and as a teacher, consultant and researcher in health, health policy and overseas development. He is a writer and broadcaster whose other interests include farming and the environment.

Ms Lynne Saville

Position within MAPW: 
Co Coordinator, New South Wales Branch
Contact: 

lynn [dot] saville [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or via MAPW Executive Officer (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

 

 

Professional Qualifications: 
RN; OHN; MAppSc (Env. Health)
Current field of medicine: 

Lynn currently teaches part time in undergraduate nursing programs in at two NSW universities, UTS and ACU.

Special areas of interest: 
Abolition of nuclear weapons; sustainability and health.
Background: 

Lynne Saville has a background in nursing, community and occupational health, and education. Lynne was an active member of Northside Peace group during the 1980s, involved in regular community stalls, disarmament campaigns. She has been a member of MAPW for over 10 years. Lynne worked with the Hawkesbury Food Program, working towards multi strategic approaches to health, food security, sustainable agriculture, and in health promotion for over eight years. As a Willoughby City Councillor (1999- 2004) Lynne helped develop council's nuclear free policy.

Dr Jason Garrood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Vice President, active SA member
Contact: 

jason [dot] garrood [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au or via Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB BS; D Obst, RCOG; FACRRM
Current field of medicine: 

General Practitioner

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, landmines, renewable energy and nuclear power, and the psychological aspects of radiation exposure.
Background: 

As a GP, Jason has a strong belief in preventative medicine and primary health care. He sees war as the ultimate health risk to be prevented: especially nuclear war, which he identifies as the greatest threat to the future of humankind.
"Having had some experience of the costs of war during a stint in the army in the Vietnam era, I joined MAPW in the early 1980s after the birth of my children. Wanting to do something actively to ensure a better future for them, I joined after hearing Prof Maddocks speak to a medical meeting describing the effects of a nuclear explosion over a city and the ineffectiveness of any medical response."
"Sustainability has always been an integral part of my beliefs, in all its forms, and energy issues have been a special part of this. We hand-built an energy efficient home in the 1970s. Our current 8-star family home is the culmination of many years of commitment. I am strongly against the current misguided push for nuclear power with its strong links to the nuclear weapons industry."  

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
Vice President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Contact: 

sue [dot] wareham [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.
Background: 

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

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