Other weapons

Professor Peter Underwood

Position within MAPW: 
Former Coordinator, Western Australia Branch
Contact: 

wa [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MD; MRCP; FRACGP; DCH; DRCOG
Current field of medicine: 

Health Consultant; Adjunct Professor, Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University, WA; writer

Special areas of interest: 
Primary Health Care policy, practice, research and evaluation; international and community health; medical education and training; medical anthropology and social medicine; ecological and environmental public health; sustainable health systems.
Background: 

Professor Underwood has worked in Australia and overseas, practicing and teaching general practice; and as a teacher, consultant and researcher in health, health policy and overseas development. He is a writer and broadcaster whose other interests include farming and the environment.

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
President and ACT Branch Coordinator
Contact: 

sue [dot] wareham [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.
Background: 

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff

Position within MAPW: 
Co-President, IPPNW
Contact: 

tilman [dot] a [dot] ruff [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au 
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
MB, BS (Hons); FRACP
Current field of medicine: 

Tilman Ruff is an infectious diseases and public health physician; Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; medical advisor for the International Department of Australian Red Cross; and technical advisor on immunisation in Pacific island countries for UNICEFi and AusAID.

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, biological weapons, nuclear power and the links between civil and military nuclear industries. Iraq.
Background: 

Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNWi, Nobel Peace prize 1985);  a member of the National Council, and former President,  of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia); Australian Management Committee member and IPPNWi Working Group Chair, for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICANi).

 

Cluster Munitions International Conference

Event Date: 
Mon, 19/05/2008 - 12:00 - Fri, 30/05/2008 - 12:00
Location: 
Dublin, Ireland

Supporters of a ban on cluster bombs are urged to attend. See www.stopclustermunitions.org 

Biological Weapons

Biological warfare is the deliberate spreading of disease through humans, animals and/or plants. With the capability to indiscriminately kill thousands of people in a single use, biological weapons have been known as the "poor man's atom bomb".

Other weapons

Chemical and biological weapons, along with nuclear weapons, are termed as weapons of mass destruction.

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