Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, Trinity College, Dublin

Brett Duane graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a degree in dentistry. He has worked in Primary dental care as an Associate Dentist in England, and a self-employed dentist in Australia and New Zealand. He has a Masters in Management in Health (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Masters in Public Health (University of Glasgow) and a PHD in Dentistry (Finland). From 2001-2005 he worked as Senior Dental Officer in an Aboriginal health service.

Assistant Professor at New York University in the School of Medicine, Wagner School of Public Service, Tandon School of Engineering

Dr. Cassandra Thiel is an Assistant Professor at New York University in the School of Medicine, the Wagner School of Public Service, and the Tandon School of Engineering. Her research utilizes life cycle assessment and principles of industrial ecology to analyze and improve the environmental performance of infrastructure systems, hospital design, healthcare practice, and medical technologies. As a 2014-2015 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow, Dr.

Infectious diseases registrar, Newcastle Hospitals

Sarah began developing teaching materials and joined the Sustainable Healthcare Education network in 2009, during medical undergraduate training at Leeds Medical School. During Foundation training, she began working as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Sustainability, Health and Healthcare at the University of Leeds, developing and delivering teaching for medical undergraduates and BSc and Masters students.

NHS Consultant in Ophthalmology

Andy Cassels-Brown has been an NHS Consultant in Ophthalmology since 1995 with a special interest in International Public Health programme development. Having spent a year in Nigeria on W.H.O. River Blindness (Onchocerciasis) research he sat the MSc in Community Eye Health, now hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Since 2001 he worked with Leeds Primary Care Trust Public Health Directorate and more recently Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups.


In 2006 Mahmood founded the Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group (hosted at the British Medical Association) in response to labour rights abuses in the manufacture of medical products, including surgical instruments, gloves and textiles.  He works with the NHS, and international procurement organisations and NGOs, to foster better working conditions in healthcare supply chains


Aileen Shackell established her landscape design practice in 2007. Aileen is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and has developed a number of specialisms over the years, including landscape design for therapeutic purposes; Aileen was lead author on the policy document 'Greenspace Design for Health and Wellbeing' published in 2013. Today the main work of the practice lies in the design and implementation of health-promoting landscape schemes, creating  living and working environments with a strong sense of community.