Professor Hilary Bambrick is Head of QUT’s School of Public Health and Social Work and a Councillor with Australia’s independent Climate Council. She is an environmental epidemiologist and bioanthropologist whose work centres on climate impacts and adaptation for health. She led the health impacts assessment for Australia’s national climate change review (The Garnaut Review) and consults for government and international organisations. She has worked in Australia, Asia, the Pacific and Africa on projects ranging in scale from local community-based adaptation to building national health systems resilience.
Tim Flannery is a scientist, an explorer, a conservationist and a leading writer on climate change. He has held various academic positions including Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Macquarie University. His books include the award-winning international bestseller The Weather Makers, Here on Earth and Atmosphere of Hope. Flannery was the 2007 Australian of the Year. He is currently chief councillor of the Climate Council.