Kathryn Bowen is a PhD Candidate and Research Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the ANU and an Honorary Fellow in the Geography Department at Melbourne University. Public health has been Kathryn’s field of work and study for the last 15 years, including epidemiology, health promotion, alcohol and drugs, women’s health, communicable disease surveillance, mental health and HIV. Her recent work has been in developing contexts following her completion of an MSc (International Health) and in the last few years her focus has shifted to the links between public health and sustainability and governance. Kathryn’s recent work has included consultancies for the World Health Organization - including assisting Cambodia develop its Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment for the health sector – and she is a Co-Investigator on an multi-disciplinary AusAID-funded study exploring the links between vulnerability and adaptation within the health and water sectors in the Asia-Pacific. She also works on urban water issues in Melbourne. Kathryn was selected as a participant in the 2009 Marie Curie PhD International Winter School on Adaptive Governance and presented a paper to Prof Carl Folke which was an absolute highlight! She is an Alumni Fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and a Fellow of the Earth System Governance Network. She is also involved in the Environment, Health and Development network at the University of East Anglia. In life outside work and study, Kathryn is expecting her first child in spring 2010. She sits on the boards of Just Change, a climate change and social justice organisation, and East Timor Women Australia.