APC 2023 Prof Fran Baum

11th September – 13 September 2023

Professor Fran Baum, AO

Monday 10th September
Plenary 1: The Social Determinants of Mental Health and Illness

Professor Fran Baum, AO is a public health social scientist with a special interest in creating and advocating for healthy, equitable and sustainable societies.

She is Director of Stretton Health Equity, Stretton Institute, University of Adelaide and an NHMRC Investigator Fellow.   

From 2009-2021 she was a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University.
She received an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her public health service. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and of the Australian Health Promotion Association. 

She is a past National President and Life Member of the Public Health Association of Australia. She is the immediate past co-Chair of the Global Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement – a global network of health activist (www. phmovement.org) and a member of the PHM Advisory Council.

She is the author of over 400 publications including these books: The New Public Health (2016, Oxford University Press) and Governing for Health (2019 Oxford University Press) and co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health (2021