The Medical Association for Prevention of War has an active membership made up of health care professionals from a range of backgrounds. MAPW is in a unique position to offer expert medical commentators on numerous issues, including peace, nuclear issues, human rights and alternatives to nuclear technology.
- Our spokespersons are listed below, with their special interests. Click on any of these for a more detailed personal profile.
- Media releases are located in our resources section, together with many other types of resources. You can select a particular issue on any resources page.
- Alternatively, use the issue menu (top left). Relevant resources and media spokespeople are listed at the bottom of each issue page.
|Name||Position within MAPW||Special areas of interest|
|Dr Peter Karamoskos||Treasurer||Health effects of radiation, including low level radiation; proliferation dangers of highly enriched uranium in nuclear medicine|
|Associate Professor Tilman Ruff||Co-President, IPPNW||Nuclear weapons, biological weapons, nuclear power and the links between civil and military nuclear industries. Iraq.|
|Dr Sue Wareham OAM||President and ACT Branch Coordinator||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.|
|Dr Margaret Beavis||Secretary||Nuclear weapons, nuclear industry, environment, human costs of war|
|Dr Anne Noonan||Co-Coordinator of MAPW in New South Wales||The connection between human rights and health; conflict resolution in Australia and our region.|
|Professor Peter Underwood||Western Australia Branch||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.|
|Dr Daniele Viliunas||Coordinator, Queensland Branch||Dr Viliunas plays an active role in MAPW’s international work with IPPNW|
|Dr Amanda Ruler||National Vice-President & coordinator, South Australian Branch||Amanda has long term interests in global sustainability, peace promotion, justice, human rights and the impact of war.|
|Ms Lynne Saville||Co Coordinator, New South Wales Branch||Abolition of nuclear weapons; sustainability and health.|
|Dr Rosalie Schultz||Northern Territory Branch Member||Public health, international health and Aboriginal health|