Keynote Speakers


Dr Kate Charlesworth


Dr Janine Mohamed


Dr Kate Charlesworth (MBBS (Hons), MPH, FAFPHM, PhD) is a public health physician in Sydney.

After working as a hospital doctor in Australia, Kate completed much of her public health medicine training in the UK. She was a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and then worked in the NHS’s national sustainability unit, the leading healthcare decarbonisation program in the world. 

Kate also has a PhD in low-carbon healthcare, and now works as a medical specialist in climate risk across Sydney North Primary Health Network and Northern Sydney Local Health District - the first such role in Australia. 


Dr Janine Mohamed is a proud Narrunga Kaurna woman from South Australia. Over two decades, she has worked in nursing, management, project management, research, workforce and health policy in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector, including as CEO at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM). Janine is currently the CEO of the Lowitja Institute - Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.

She was awarded an Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Fellowship in 2019, a Doctorate of Nursing honoris causa by Edtih Cowan University in 2020 and this year a Distinguished Fellowship with The George Institute for Global Health Australia. She is a regular spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health issues, including racism, cultural safety, climate change, the scoial and cultural determinants of health, workforce and Indigenous data sovereignty.


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