This historical research project aims to explain the conceptual development of the new planetary health, the principal means of assessing impacts of climate change and global environmental degradation on human health.
Using a novel combination of history of science and medicine, Indigenous studies, environmental history, and international history, this research is expected to show how environmental health and disease ecology have been re-framed and scaled up in the past century to address the effects of global warming. The project will examine critically this intellectual formation, exploring its potential in global health and revealing its blind spots and
omissions, especially in relation to Indigenous knowledge and structural inequalities.
Funded by Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP220100624.