Welcome to Season 4 Episode 14
Dr Scott Martyn became an engineer to make the world a better place. He is passionate about Sustainable Health and helping to make this world a healthier place for everyone.
Sustainable Health… solving the problems of tomorrow, today.
But it’s not just about living well and eating right. The built environment is an integral component in ensuring sustainable health. And engineers themselves are responsible in ensuring they build the tomorrow we need, today.
Extra discussions during the episode
Future: Scott believes that we need to start working on tomorrow’s problem, today.
I think history has shown that people are ingenious
Advice: Be imaginative
Imagine what you want the future to be not just for yourself, but for the whole world and work hard
Water systems. From the ancient Roman Aqueducts, through to the sewer systems of London and the pipeline in WA.
Shifting water from one place to another has been done for millennia
Isambard Kingdom Brunel… did you know Brunel was commissioned to design a civilian run hospital for the military?
Some of those concepts that we see in .. that prefabricated hospital that he put together are the same principles that we’re seeing popping up today in dealing with the current pandemic
About Dr Scott Martyn
Dr Scott Martyn is a co-founder and the chair of the board of directors for FISH – Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health, which aims to bring healing to the spirit, heart, mind, body and land to help create healthy people and communities. Dr Martyn has an interest in medicine, innovation, and technology transfer, with a vision to foster research and development of sustainable technologies as a means for improving health, well-being, and quality of living.
Dr Martyn has multi-disciplinary training in electronic engineering, pharmacology, and medicine. He has completed a Doctor of Philosophy in nanotechnology from the University of Oxford. He has industrial experience in the medical device industry including in the research and development of point of care devices. He has also assisted university groups and start-up companies with the commercialisation of novel technologies including nanotechnology, immunotherapy, and artificial intelligence.
Dr Martyn is currently working as a general practitioner and has previous clinical experience in critical care settings. This provides him with clinical insight into human suffering and the long term effects of chronic disease. He sees the role of the engineer as being vital alongside that of the medical practitioner in providing for the primary prevention of disease and improving public health within our community.
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