Specialist Scientist (Public Health), South African Medical Research Council
Caradee Wright is a Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council leading the Climate and Health Research Programme. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago and an MSocSc in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Natal. Her research focuses on personal solar ultraviolet radiation exposure, personal dosimetry, health risk assessment and skin cancer prevention. Caradee is a member of the South African Young Academy and was co-chair of this organisation from 2011-2013. She is a member of the Global Young Academy, Vice-President of the National Association for Clean Air, Co-Editor of the Clean Air Journal and Founder of the Environmental Health Research Network (www.ehrn.co.za).
All the evidence tells us that the worlds changing climate will affect more than the environment. It will have serious consequences for peoples health too. Southern Africa is in the eye of the climate change storm. In...