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Dr Kate Wylie Executive Director

Dr Kate Wylie is a GP and our executive director. Based in Adelaide (Tarndanya), Dr Wylie knows that climate change is a health issue and believes that when we frame it as such, we invite the concept of treating it. She believes that doctors have a key role to play in shaping the communities response to the climate crisis, as we are in every community across the country and are embedded in the communities we serve. By showing leadership on climate, doctors can show our communities the importance of climate action to protect the health of humanity and the planet upon which we rely.

A skilled media commentator, Dr Wylie has spoken on television and radio and provided comment for written media on the health impacts of climate change and what we can do to protect ourselves from harm. She facilitates our After Hours webinar series.

Dr Wylie is the immediate past chair of the RACGP’s Climate and Environmental Medicine Specific Interest Group, elevating the need for climate action with GPs across Australia. She is a previous chair of DEA and is the founder of Climate Medicine, an advocacy project whereby she presents to community groups on the health effects of climate change. 

In all her work, Dr Wylie applies a medical model to the climate crisis and as such offers a treatment plan for climate change. She seeks to activate her audience so they can help create the paradigm shift that we need to combat the climate crisis. 

“Our planet is worth saving, and so are we.”