We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ASMR Medallist is Professor Richard Wilkinson, Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and author of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”. Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia. The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development, with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.
Professor Wilkinson will tour the country speaking at ASMR Gala Dinners in all state capital cities in June (see attached flyer for dates), presenting a talk entitled “A Society Healthy For All”. We’re sure Professor Wilkinson’s ideas will captivate audiences and we warmly invite you to join us at one of these dinners to discover how we might transform our societal structures to set Australia on the path towards a healthier, more prosperous future.