Stephen Bridgman

Stephen Bridgman.jpgSESSION VI: Solution Space: Economics/Governance/and Policy Solutions
Maori Concept of Kaitiakitanga: (guardianship and protection of the environment) and the Resource Management Act
Wednesday, May 30th

Stephen Bridgman is a consultant public health physician for over twenty years;

  • Five years as Director of Public Health in Newcastle-under-Lyme;
  • Eight years as Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer in Guernsey, leading on several Assembly approved health strategies and writing annual Public Health reports;
  • Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Keele University where he set up and ran a research unit, and has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and several $ million grant income;
  • Responsible for the Public Health aspects of a new Undergraduate Medical Course;
  • Winner of BAMM Travelling Fellowship, working in public health in Trinidad and Tobago;
  • Has worked as Medical Officer/Scientific Assistant in Antarctica for 18 months;
  • Publications have included practical  environmental public health issues involving water and air pollution, and a thesis on cold in Antarctic Scuba divers;
  • Currently Clinical Director of Public Health for  Nelson Marlborough Health,  one of the twelve New Zealand Public Health Units,  where he leads on Environmental Public Health and has responsibilities for Public Health submissions on the New Zealand Resource Management Act;
  • Outside work has been a warden on national and local nature reserves, and surveyor for British Trust for Ornithology National survey, an RYA qualified Coastal Skipper, and keen sportsman playing representative tennis for Guernsey.
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