Stefi Barna

Education director, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Stefi designs curricula for workforce training and CPD in sustainable healthcare. Before joining CSH she was a lecturer in global public health at Queen Mary University of London and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. She also taught sustainability and development at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India; and the Medical Peace Work Partnership, University of Bergen, Norway. She co-founded the Sustainable Healthcare Education network with Frances Mortimer to integrate sustainability and health into medical, nursing and allied health professional education. She has degrees in medical history (UC Berkeley, Universite de Montpelier, Universite de Lome) and international public health (UCLA) and has worked on public health projects in India, Bangladesh, The Netherlands and the United States.

Her talk during EADPH 2023: 

"Sustainable Healthcare and Quality Improvement: The Role of Education"

David Conway

David Conway is Professor of Dental Public Health - School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, University of Glasgow and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health - Public Health Scotland. He is the current Director of Research University of Glasgow Dental School and Oral and Dental Specialty Group Co-Lead for NHS Research Scotland.  David's research interests focus on health inequalities, cancer epidemiology, child oral health, and global health; involving multiple methods including: cohort studies, big data / data-linkage, community trials, and systematic reviews / meta-analyses. Major ongoing studies include: head and neck cancer in South America and Europe (HEADSpAcE) with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); and leading the evaluation of the national child oral health improvement programme for Scotland (Childsmile).  

Prof. Conway's talk during EADPH2023:

"Sustainability in Childsmile - the national child oral health improvement programme for Scotland"

Svante Twetman

Svante Twetman is a specialized pediatric dentist and professor emeritus in Cariology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The research focus is oral microbial ecology and caries prevention in childhood. In recent years, he has conducted several laboratory studies and clinical trials on the effect of preventive measures in children. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book-chapters, and received several prestigious international research awards over the years. He currently serves as chair of the scientific board of the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services and is co-chairing the Pan-European chapter of Alliance for a Cavity-free Future. 

Prof. Twetman's talk during EADPH2023:  

"Sustainability through private finance: Experience from the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF)"

Tit Albreht

Prof. Tit Albreht, M.D., Ph.D. in Health Services Research at the University of Amsterdam, Head of the Centre for Health Care at the National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia, Senior Researcher in the field of health services research, health policy and health systems research, member of the Scientific Committee of EUPHA. He served as President of the Slovenian Preventive Medicine Society between 2016 and 2022 and was elected President-elect of the European Public Health Association for the term 2024-2026. His research and policy work has predominantly been on national and EU policies in health workforce, patient mobility, cancer control and cancer care (the latter two since 2006). He was the scientific coordinator of three EU cancer policy projects, Joint Actions. He is assistant professor of public health at both Slovenian medical faculties as well as at the Faculties of Nursing in Maribor and Jesenice.

Prof. Albreht's talk during EADPH2023:  

"Challenges for health systems in the post-Covid and sustainable development era"

Brett Duane

Brett Duane graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a degree in dentistry. He has a Masters in Management in health management, a Masters in Public Health and a PHD in Dentistry From 2001-2005 he worked as Senior Dental Officer in an Aboriginal health service. In  2006-2010 he was Assistant Clinical Director (Oral Health Improvement), Scotland. After training as a Specialist in Dental Public Health he worked briefly for Public Health England and since 2015 has been Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, at Trinity College, Dublin. His main interests and research are the delivery of cost-effective high quality oral health services,  inequities in oral health, and ensuring that the delivery of oral health services are environmentally sustainable.  He collaborates with the Centre for Sustainable Health Care, has published 38 papers on sustainable healthcare, and 8 book chapters. He has presented at around 12 international/UK conferences and collaborates/works with researchers across Ireland, Bogota, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Australia, Spain and Turkey. He is joint lead for the Sustainability Special interest group at ADEE.

Prof. Duane's talk during EADPH2023:

"Sustainable Dentistry in the clinic: A Ranking of Sustainable Practices"