Meet our keynote speakers
Dr Forbes McGain
Forbes is an anaesthetist and intensive care physician at Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, and an Associate Professor (Medicine) at the University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne.
He enjoys being involved in research, teaching and education at the hospital, university and beyond. Forbes remains passionate about making seemingly small environmental sustainability changes to how we practice medicine that become magnified through every nations’ hospitals. His love of nature affects everything he does at work, home, and well, anywhere…
Dr Fiona Adshead
Fiona is an independent expert advisor on wellbeing, sustainability, and public health. She is a visiting Professor at UCL, a Senior Associate at Cambridge University’s Sustainability Leadership Programme and Chairs the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition. Formerly, she was Bupa’s Chief Wellbeing and Public Health Officer, responsible for leading global commercial strategy on workplace health and wellbeing, prevention, behaviour change, partnerships, and sustainability. For five years, she was Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director General in the UK Government responsible for Health Improvement and Health Inequalities followed by being Director of Chronic Disease and Health Promotion at the World Health Organisation.
Dr Rosemary Kumwenda
Rosemary Kumwenda is Coordinator of the UN informal Interagency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS). Rosemary comes with over 15 years of work experience in UNDP at country and regional levels working on Health and HIV. In 2014 she joined the HHD team at the UNDP RSCA as Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainable Responses HIV, Health and Development, pioneering work on Co-Financing, Leveraging Funding for Health from Capital Development and supporting national and regional government to develop Innovative Strategies to increase Domestic Financing for Health. Rosemary has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LHTM). She is a Medical Doctor trained at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cluj-Napoca in Romania and was a medical practitioner for 10 years in both clinical care, rising to the rank of City of Lusaka Director of Health before joining UNDP.