Director of the Nova Network
Prof. Susan L. Prescott MD, PhD, is a pediatrician, immunologist, and internationally acclaimed physician scientist, well known for her cutting-edge research into the early environmental determinants of health and disease. At the global level, as the founding president of inVIVO Planetary Health and now Director of the Nova Network, her work focuses on the interconnections between human health and planetary health and promoting holistic value systems for both ecological and social justice.
Locally in Western Australia, she is Director of The ORIGINS project, which examines how the environment influences all aspects of physical and mental health throughout life. She was also the founding President of the DOHaD Society (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) of Australia and New Zealand, and previously served as a Director of the World Allergy Organization. She has over 300 scientific publications.
Susan is also an artist and award-winning author of several books including The Allergy Epidemic, The Calling, Origins, and gold medal winning book The Secret Life of Your Microbiome. Her inspiration to study medicine came from her grandmother, one of the few women to study medicine in the 1930s.