In late 2014, with the help of the University of Canberra (UC), I convened a new international collaboration of nine academics, called "Health-Earth" or "H-Earth" . The official webpage is maintained at UC, but it is difficult to update and expand it. Instead, I have created one here (this is a temporary address).
Health-Earth is an international, interdisciplinary network of institutions and individuals from Australia, Finland, New Zealand, the UK, the US and the UNU institute of Global Health, which seeks to build knowledge about global change and health and develop capacity for effective responses by policymakers, practitioners and communities, thus ensuring long-term population health. It has six major themes: Poverty, Climate Change, Infectious Disease, Ecosystem disruptions, Security and Transformation.
In a nutshell, health-earth argues that global human population health is part of the Earth System, and can be conceptualised and studied at the global scale. I expect some of these principles will be integrated into the Masters of Ecological Public Health course which we hope UC will start this year. I will also be talking about Health-Earth at the Health in the Anthropocene session, at 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata in February 2015.