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Australian National University (ANU)

The Australian National University (ANU) is active in research, education and policy engagement and is home to an interconnected community of scholars. The University is located in Canberra, Australia. The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health engages with complex policy relevant problems, especially through examining the effects of climate change on health. Website:

The University of Auckland (UoA):

The University of Auckland (UoA) is a research-led, international university, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serve its local, national and international communities. The UoA is ranked Number 1 globally in the University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education.

Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)

IOM, based in Edinburgh (UK), is an internationally recognised authority on occupational, environmental and public health. Their work has been instrumental in framing policy and guidance in many areas of workplace, environmental and public health. IOM's mission is to benefit those at work and in the community by providing quality research, consultancy and training in health, hygiene and safety, and by maintaining an independent impartial position as an international centre of excellence. Website:

Public Health England (PHE)

Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health in the UK. At its Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) an interdisciplinary group works on health issues related to air quality and climate change. Website:

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)

Duke Global Health Institute works to reduce health disparities. Recognising that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political, and health care inequalities, DGHI brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health leaders. Website:

Healthy-Polis provides a hub for international research and training collaborations without duplicating existing initiatives.

There are currently several networks and societies focusing on the broader area of urban environments and health, see the resources page. However, to our knowledge, there is no global organisation aiming to build (evidence-based) research and training capacity in health protection in cities covering a wide range of environmental determinants of health and sustainability. Healthy-Polis fills this gap, while engaging with other networks and sectors (energy, urban planning, building design, etc) in Government, industry and academia.