Professor Ollie Jay
Professor of Heat and Health
Ollie Jay is Director of the Heat and Health Research Incubator in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grant.
He has led several large-scale projects that have directly influenced international public health heatwave policies internationally. He has also led extreme heat policy development for Sports Medicine Australia, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), and Cricket Australia. In 2021, he co-led the first-ever Series on Heat and Health in The Lancet.
To date, Ollie has published >180 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Planetary Health, and Nature Communications. He has received >$14M in funding as chief investigator from organisations such as the NHMRC, Wellcome Trust (UK), and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, as well as various industry partners.
Dr. Stephen Conaty
Public Health Physician
Dr Conaty has Bachelor of Arts (BA), Medicine (MBBS) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) degrees from the University of Sydney, and Grad. Diploma in Applied Epidemiology from NSW Health. After hospital training in Sydney Dr Conaty joined the NSW Health Public Health Officer training program. From 1999 to 2007 he worked in the UK in both the NHS and academia including the Public Health Laboratory Service, University College London, and Islington Primary Care Trust. After returning to Australia he worked as Director of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service Public Health Unit, Medical Adviser in the Environmental Health Branch of Health Protection NSW, and Director of the Public Health Unit and Director of Population Health in South Western Sydney. He now works as a Staff Specialist in the Public Health Unit in South Western Sydney. He is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He is interested in the influences of the environment (heat, noise, built form) on health and is current member of the Greater Sydney Heat Taskforce.