Dr John Paul Cauchi will deliver the presentation entitled 'Land above water: lessons learnt from the interaction between climate, food security and health in an island nation'.
The Islands and Small States Institute will be hosting the lecture, which will be held on Monday 24 June, from 13:30 to 14:30 Ġużè Cassar Pullicino Building, second floor.
Dr Cauchi is reading for a Ph.D. at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is in Malta as part of an Erasmus+ exchange at UM.
John Paul Cauchi (twitter @johnpauchi) graduated with a medical degree (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Malta in November 2009 and read for a Masters in Environmental Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently junior member of the academic staff at QUT, and reading for a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology, and has just completed his fieldwork in the remote Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. His research interests focus on so-called ‘wicked’ problems that are complex health problems, focusing on climate change, food security and health. John also worked at the University of Malta between 2013 and 2016 as both project administrator and researcher on the ImaGenX Project, where he carried out research on lifestyle and environmental risk factors for breast cancer in Malta. He was also project manager for the NGO platform SKOP in 2016-2017 on the E4C project (‘Educating for Change’) focusing on prioritising the SDG goals during Malta’s EU Presidency in 2017. In the past he has also coordinated TerraFirma, Malta’s first environmental NGO platform, and was very active in the environmental sphere in Malta prior to his departure for Australia in July 2017, having been active in NIFS, FAA and other NGOs.