Health Impact Assessment and Infrastructure Opportunities for the health sector

Event Information

Monday, 6 May 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Room, Ground Floor, AGSM Building, Gate 11 UNSW 

Ben Harris-Roxas
RSVP: Monday, 1 April 2019

The health impacts of physical and social infrastructure

In Sydney alone there are is range of major transport, road, rail and airport infrastructure being developed. Across NSW, a range of health precincts are being designed, built, and renewed. Major housing renewal and land release projects are also underway.

Governments face the interlinked challenges of enhancing livability, containing urban sprawl, and enabling development - all while creating liveable places that promote healthy lifestyles now and into the future.

CPHCE Health Impact Assessment Workshop Series
The second Health Impact Assessment Unit Workshop for 2019 will focus on health impact assessment and infrastructure projects.

The program will be made up of a presentation by Ben Cave, a health impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment practitioner from the UK, followed by a facilitated workshop discussion on implications and opportunities for the health sector.

Speaker – Ben Cave

Ben Cave is a health and social impact assessment specialist with more than 20 years experience. He is President-Elect of the International Association for Impact Assessment and is a Conjoint Lecturer at the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity.

Ben has undertaken health impact assessments across a wide range of infrastructure projects, including energy, mining, air, road and rail sectors. He has also conducted a range of strategic environmental assessments, and advises the World Health Organization on SEA requirements and methodologies for SEA. Ben led the development of a review package for HIA reports that has been widely used internationally.

Ben has worked across the UK, mainland Europe and further afield with policy makers, public health academics, environment scientists and spatial planners.