Anthony Brown - Honorary Chair

Dr Anthony Brown is an Adjunct Fellow at the Centre for Male Health at Western Sydney University, Australia.

He has led research projects investigating men’s perception of health and wellbeing, and men’s access to health and aged care services. His PhD explored men’s adjustment to retirement.

In 2001 Anthony helped established the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF). He was a Director of AMHF for 13 years and in 2014 was awarded a Lifetime Membership.

Anthony is the Executive Director of Health Consumers New South Wales (HCNSW), the peak advocacy group for people who use health services in the state of New South Wales, Australia. HCNSW works to increase the participation of health consumers in the design, delivery, and governance of health services, health policy, and health and medical research.

He was the founding chair of GAMH, serving from 2013-2023. In 2024, he was made Honorary Chair in recognition of his work.

New Swiss research confirms that women had higher testing and positivity rates than men from Covid-19, while men experienced more hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths. Male mortality was most marked in lower socio-economic groups

Promoting healthy eating to men may have positive health benefits but it can also reinforce traditional ideals of masculinity which can be more problematic for health. Interesting article in Men's Health Network

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