Eugenie is the Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare at The University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Medical School. She is also a Melbourne based public (Austin and Alfred Health) and private anaesthetist. Eugenie has also completed a MPH (health economics) and MSc. For over a decade Eugenie has worked with Doctors for the Environment Australia (presently as convenor of their national Sustainable Health Care Special Interest Group) and her own anaesthetic specialty to raise awareness of, and address, the health impacts of climate change and environmental degradation – including healthcare’s own impact. She has presented, taught and contributed to numerous sustainable health care publications, including DEA’s ‘Net zero emissions: responsibilities, pathways and opportunities for Australia’s healthcare sector Report’ and ‘Proposal for a National Sustainable Healthcare Unit’. Work with the AMA has resulted in a joint collaboration calling for the Australian healthcare sector to be net zero carbon emissions by 2040 with an 80% reduction by 2030.
See Eugenie at the 2022 Better Futures Forum:
Tuesday 6 September, 4:00pm - 5:15pm AEST | Sector Workshop & Submissions: Tackling climate change and health - advancing the national climate and health strategy + building sustainable and climate resilient healthcare system