Ben Harris-Roxas has worked with government, the private sector and NGOs on health impact assessment (HIA) since 2003. He has supported and conducted more than 25 HIAs and trained more than 450 people in HIA. Ben is Co-Chair of the International Association for Health Impact Assessment’s Health Section and facilitator of the Asia Pacific HIA Practitioner Network.
Ben is an author on over 20 publications relating to HIA and Health Impact Assessment – A Practical Guide. He is an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health and Environmental Impact Assessment Review. Ben has been a member of the WHO Western Pacific Thematic Working Group on HIA and of the Steering Committee of the Society of Practitioners of HIA. Ben is also a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council funded project to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of HIAs conducted in Australia and New Zealand over the past five years.
Ben has conducted evaluations of health and intersectoral programs for government and NGOs. He is actively involved in using social media in population health. He established the Health Impact Assessment Blog and co-founded the Healthcare and Social Media Australia and New Zealand online discussion group (find the app in the iTunes app store). You can find him at @hiablog on Twitter.
A list of Ben’s publications is available on the resources page.