The late Professor Tony McMichael was an eminent, world-famous Australian epidemiologist. He retired from the Australian National University in 2012, where he held a National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowship.
Tony was a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and of the Chatham House on Global Health Security, Honorary Professor of Climate Change and Health at the University of Copenhagen, Honorary Fellow of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a long-standing advisor to the World Health Organization. In 2011 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), and was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences. Having led the assessment of health risks for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 1993 to 2006, he was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Tony was internationally recognised for his pioneering work in environmental health and he led the world in coming to understand and striving to address the challenges and opportunities climate change raises for human health.