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Fiona Armstrong
Executive Director,Climate and Health Alliance

Fiona Armstrong works in communications, policy, research and advocacy. She is a registered nurse with postgraduate qualifications in journalism, and a Master in Politics and Public Policy. Her main interests are in health and climate policy.
 
Fiona is Founder and Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance, a founding director of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate, a Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, and an Associate of the Melbourne Sustainable Societies Institute at the University of Melbourne.
 
Fiona is the author of a number of seminal publications in the areas of climate, energy and health, including the 2015 report: Coal and Health in the Hunter: Lessons from One Valley for the World; producer of the short film, The Human Cost of Power, directed by award winning science journalist, Alexandra de Blas; lead author of the 2014 Health and Energy Choices Position Paper and Background Paper; lead author of the 2013 Health and Energy Policy: Briefing Paper; author of the 2012 report, Our Uncashed Dividend: The Health Benefits of Climate Action, published by the Climate and Health Alliance and The Climate Institute; and author of Shifting from Fear to Hope, published in the book, More Than Luck: Ideas Australia Needs Now.
 
Fiona’s personal story of how she came to be involved in advocacy for climate action appears in the 2015 book: Guarding Eden: Champions of Climate Action by Deborah Hart.