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A virtual conversation with Dr Andrew Leigh MP
The George Institute for Global Health is pleased to host a virtual #GeorgeTalks with Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Federal Member of Parliament representing Fenner in the Australian Capital Territory.

Dr Leigh will be joined in conversation by Professor Anthony Rodgers, Head of the Cardiovascular Program at The George Institute, to share his experimental findings on public policy and economics that challenge the conventional ways of thinking. This will be particularly interesting during this time of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Dr Leigh will discuss his book, Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World.

To purchase a copy of the book, please click on the links below:

Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World - https://bit.ly/2AkDNc1

“Full of compelling and sometimes jaw-dropping stories of random trials that threw out surprising results ... Andrew Leigh’s book entertains and informs in equal measure. It will change the way you think.” — Books+Publishing

Jun 4, 2020 12:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Speakers

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Dr Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities, and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at ANU. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard and first class honours in Arts and Law from University of Sydney. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best economist under 40. His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), The Luck of Politics (2015), Choosing Openness: Why Global Engagement is Best for Australia (2017). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation". He lives in Canberra with his wife Gweneth and three sons.
Professor Anthony Rodgers
Head of the Cardiovascular Program @The George Institute for Global Health
Professor Rodgers has a track record in cardiovascular disease prevention, innovation and public-private partnerships, with an interest in scale-able interventions to address major risks to health. He is currently the Head of the Cardiovascular Program at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia. After graduating in medicine in the United Kingdom he trained in epidemiology and public health in New Zealand. He was the Principal Author of the 2002 World Health Report, the main annual publication for WHO. Professor Rodgers has led developments of an affordable four-in-one cardiovascular combination pill ('polypill'). He led a clinical trial program in economically developed and developing countries, funded by the Wellcome Trust, European Union and others. Professor Rodgers also developed a world first cell phone based smoking cessation programme for youth, which disseminated proven health support messages in an age-appropriate, affordable medium.