Director of Public Health Practice | Director of Master of Global Health
Camille Raynes-Greenow PhD, MPH, is a professor of perinatal epidemiology and public health who is driven by a passionate commitment to gender equality. Throughout her career in public health, she has been working to reduce perinatal morbidity and mortality, so that everyone can have the best start to achieve a healthy life. Camille has always been committed to safeguarding our environment however it was when her public health research, collided with her passion for gender-equality and environmental issues that she started asking big globally important questions.
Camille is now investigating the impact of household air pollution on perinatal and child health outcomes. Household air pollution is a major driver of environmental degradation and a major contributor to the global burden of morbidity and mortality. The impact on women and children is acknowledged, but mostly unmeasured and therefore not included in important global statistics. Camille together with her team across the world are measuring the impact of reduced exposure to household air pollution with a hope to reduce the risk on babies and children’s survival and health. This evidence will also provide the impetus needed to move billions of people towards cleaner energy which will reduce the negative impact on the environment, and have a ripple effect on society. It is ambitious but important work.
Camille is Deputy Head of School at the Sydney School of Public Health, at the University of Sydney. She keeps fit through running and the gym, and maintains her mental health by rowing and relaxing with good food and friends.