Associate Professor Stephen Corbett

Associate Professor
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Biographical details

I am a public health physician, currently Director of the Centre for Population Health in the Western Sydney Local Health District, and part-time general practitioner at the Aborignal Medical Service Western Sydney. My background is in general practice, and environmental and occupational health. I am a member of the board of Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. In 2011 I was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany

Research interests

My research interest broadly are in the area of public policy and the interface between human health and the environment. This interest has included research air and water quality and health, environmental lead contamination and remediation, bioaerosols, food borne illness and environmental health in Aboriginal communities. More recenly this interest has extended to include the part played by the tectonic environmental changes linked to the industrial revolution in the recent human evolution of disease alleles linked to chronic or degenerative disease.

Teaching areas

I teach medical undergraduates in the Integrated Population Medicine program.

International links

Hong Kong S.A.R.. (Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China) Co-author of papers below..
Finland. (Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Oulu, Finland) Invited review for a special edition of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology on the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome on the subject of PCOS and recent human evolution. Dr Laure Morin Papunen was my collaborator.