Doctors for the Environment Australia is delighted to officially announce the appointment of Dr Selina Lo as our inaugural Executive Officer. We also extend a very warm welcome.
Selina is a medical doctor and an experienced senior global health professional.
She has worked in the peer review medical publishing industry, government advisory and non-profit sectors, where she managed strategic operational, advocacy, and health research projects.
Selina graduated from the University of Melbourne, School of Medicine in 1993, and later trained in tropical medicine and hygiene in London and clinical HIV AIDS. She also has a post-graduate degree in international and public law from the University of Melbourne.
For the past seven years, Selina has been a senior editor at The Lancet. Based in London and Beijing, she specialised in child health and led global health commissions, including the Rockefeller Lancet Planetary Health and Climate Change and Health Countdown reports.
Selina remains as a consulting editor to The Lancet, focusing on Australia and global health. She will also take up an honorary role at the University of Sydney's newly launched Planetary Health Platform in the School of Public Health.
Past positions include Medical Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Doctors without Borders (MSF) Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines in Geneva, and as clinical advisor to the Clinton HIV AIDS Initiative (CHAI), where she was seconded to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Between 1996 and 2005 Selina led MSF’s medical humanitarian projects for refugee and vulnerable populations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and China.
Selina is based in Melbourne.
Selina's appointment comes at a truly important time for DEA. Her exceptional experience and skills will greatly advance our influence, voice and expansion as DEA strives to ‘protect health through care of the environment’.
DEA is deeply grateful to our many generous members, as well as to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation for making this exciting appointment a reality.
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