ANZOS OSSANZ AOCO 2017

Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong’s skills and experience are in research, policy, advocacy and communications. She has a qualifications in health and climate policy and is an active campaigner for health reform and climate action. A longstanding environmentalist, her current focus is on the health implications of climate and energy policy. She works with a range of organisations in the areas of strategy, advocacy, research, policy, governance and communications.

Her commentary appears in The Canberra Times, the Weekend Australian, the National Times, the Sydney Morning HeraldCrikey and CPD’s Thinking Points.

She is the founder and convenor of the Climate and Health Alliance, a coalition of health care stakeholders advocating for action on climate change to protect and promote public health.

Fiona is a co-founder and director of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate, together with Guy Abrahams from Art + Environment and Deborah Hart from LIVE.

Fiona is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Development, and her thinking on climate represented in the paper, Shifting from Fear to Hope, published in the 2010 Centre for Policy Development book, More than Luck: Ideas Australia Needs Now. She is a co-author of the 2009 CPD paper, Putting Health in Local Hands, with Tim Woodruff, David Legge, and Rod Wilson, which outlines a new model for Australia’s health system.