Co-Chair Global Steering Council
People's Health Movement
Professor Fran Baum AO is Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. She received an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her public health service. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and of the Australian Health Promotion Association. She is a past National President and Life Member of the Public Health Association of Australia. She co-Chair of the Global Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement – a global network of health activist (www. phmovement.org). She also served as a Commissioner on the World Health Organisation’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health from 2005-08.
She has held multiple grants from the National Health & Medical Research Council and the Australia Research Council are considering health inequities and public policy, social determinants of health and Health in All Policies. She holds an NHMRC Investigator Fellowship. which provides $2.24m for a research program entitled “Restoring the Fair Go: which policies and practices are likely to reverse growing health inequities in Australia post-COVID-19 (see here for short video on grant https://youtu.be/hvV4Zo8ihe4)
She is the author of Australia’s top selling public health textbook The New Public Health (2016, Oxford University Press) of which there are 4th editions with over 20,000 copies sold and Governing for Health (2019 Oxford University Press). Fran is an activist academic who advocates for a fairer, more sustainable and healthier Australia.
To What Extent Will the COVID Pandemic Affect Achievement of the SDG Goals