End of Epidemics/Anaesthesia

Dr Jonathan D. Quick (US) + Kate Cole-Adams

Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Ethics / Health



#About the event


Dr Jonathan D. Quick (US)

Dr Jonathan D. Quick (US)

Dr. Jonathan D. Quick (“Jono”) is a family physician, international public health expert, author, and speaker on a mission to protect humanity from deadly infectious disease epidemics. He is the author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It (St. Martin’s Press, U.S.; Scribe Publications, UK/Australia).

Dr. Quick is Senior Fellow Emeritus and former President and CEO at the global health nonprofit Management Sciences for Health.  He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and serves as chair of the Global Health Council.  Previously, Dr. Quick served as director of essential medicines at the World Health Organization and as resident health advisor in Afghanistan and Kenya.  His work has appeared in TIME Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Daily Mail (UK), Forbes, Huffington Post,  WBUR’s CommonHealth and elsewhere.

He co-created Managing Access to Medicines and Health Technologies (MDS-3), the Financial Times Guide to Executive Health and has written more than 100 other books, chapters, and articles in leading medical journals.

He has a first degree from Harvard University and a medical degree and masters of public health from the University of Rochester. He was a family medicine chief resident at Duke University.  

Kate Cole-Adams

Kate Cole-Adams

Kate Cole-Adams is a Melbourne-based writer and journalist. Her 2017 book Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, won the Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (non-fiction category) and longlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize. It is a personal, journalistic and philosophical exploration of what happens when we go under. Her 2008 novel, Walking to the Moon, was short-listed in the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (Unpublished Manuscript).

She is fascinated by unconscious processes and other things she can’t understand.


Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. Paul has produced countless stories over more than twenty years for an array of programs on virtually all ABC radio networks. He is currently the host of Big Ideas on ABC RN. 

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