Gallery

2017

UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation Technical Advisory Group Meeting, UNICEF Headquarters, New York 1-2 May 2017

2015

With Phillipe Boucher at the 2015 World Health Assembly

2014

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My older son presents a petition on health and climate change to Margaret Chan, Director General, WHO, on behalf of the children of WHO staff. WHO Conference on Health and Climate Change, Geneva 27-29 August.

2013

Speaking at Swiss Re Conference on the Future of Human Longevity, Zurich 10-12 November 2013

Speaking at Swiss Re Conference on the Future of Human Longevity, Zurich 10-12 November 2013

2012

Consultation with Member States on global targets for non-communicable diseases, WHO Executive Board Room, Nov 2012

Consultation with Member States on global targets for non-communicable diseases, WHO Executive Board Room, Nov 2012

2011

Informal consultation with experts on setting global targets for non-communicable diseases, India Room, WHO Headquarters, December 2011

Informal consultation with experts on setting global targets for non-communicable diseases, India Room, WHO Headquarters, December 2011

2010

WHO Headquarters, Geneva

2005

WHO Athletics Team at the UN Inter Agency Games, Crete, April 2005

WHO Athletics Team at the UN Inter Agency Games, Crete, April 2005

1999

Michael Wolfson, Erik Nord, Jean-Marie Robine and myself in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, December 1999

Michael Wolfson, Erik Nord, Jean-Marie Robine and myself in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, December 1999

1994

Participants at Seventh Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), Canberra, 21-22 February 1994

Participants at Seventh Meeting of the International Network on Health Expectancy (REVES), Canberra, 21-22 February 1994

I am standing at the far right. To my left is George Myers (Duke University), Karen Ritchie (front), Jean-Marie Robine (behind) and Carole Jagger (at back). Towards the left are Jay Olshansky and Bruce Carnes, behind them is Sid Sax. Lurking to the right of  Jay and Bruce is Edouard d’Espaignet, another Australian now also at WHO, and a little further towards the middle is a Dutch epidemiologist, Jan Barendregt, now at the University of Queensland.

6 Responses to Gallery

  1. Christine Jemas says:

    Are you Colin Mathers who grew up in Casino? If so, I did sometimes wonder what happened to you as you were the only student that earned better results than me.

  2. Christine James says:

    If so, Colin, you would remember me as Christine Chalmers. I have a painting about endemic homelessness in the UNHCR headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.

    • colinmathers says:

      Christine, I am indeed the Colin Mathers who grew up in Casino. And I remember you also. I think the only people I have kept some contact with from Casino are Chris Gorton and Neil and Ann Robertson. I’ve been working for WHO in Geneva since year 2000 and went to Harare once back in 2000 when the WHO African Regional Office was there. Are you an artist? I went to Sydney University and did a Ph.D. in physics but then switched to population health statistics and epidemiology and have been working in the public health field since. Regards, Colin

      • Christine James says:

        Goodness, it is really you, Colin! Bravo on your PhD and WHO work. At least one from our class is working for the betterment of others.
        I do recall both Neil Robertson and Chris Gorton.
        I was commissioned some years ago to make a painting about homelessness and lack of access to clean water and a home in African countries – and India – for the UNHCR Zimbabwe where this painting now resides. The painting is called Tourist Map of India. It’s title is ironic. It was given to the UNHCR by the International Federation of Surveyors (sorry I forget this organisation’s French name).
        Yes, I am an artist though have not exhibited for the past two years. As we now live in the Northern rivers I am making new work this year about Bundjalung National Park, which was our childhood playground (south of Evans Head). My work is predominantly about post colonial issues, place, identity, and more recently Climate Change. Really I remain deeply interested in biogeographical and anthropological readings of place. We lived in Canberra for 25 years and I was privileged to have contact with some eminent earth scientists through my research and work on the cultural and environmental histories of Weereewa/Lake George (a climatically sensitive lake near Canberra). Australia is such a compelling continent, and one which our society is still coming to terms with.

  3. Mark McLachlan says:

    Gooday Colin, I remember you from Homebush Boys High days. I graduated in Dentistry from Sydney in 1975, spent several years in the RAAF pursuing my aviation interests . Then became an Orthodontist and practiced in Canberra and Batemans Bay for 30 odd years. Recently retired in Batemans Bay and still flying aeroplanes. Mark McLachlan

    • colinmathers says:

      Mark, of course I remember you, we were good friends in high school. I knew you had done dentristry at Sydney University but lost track of you after that. I don’t get down to Canberra or the south coast much these days, but will do so sometime, maybe we can catch up. Regards, Colin

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