Eleanor Dow

Eleanor is a 4th year medical student at Edinburgh University and outgoing co-ordinator of Healthy Planet UK, an affiliate of Medsin focusing on educating, advocating and taking action on the links between climate change and health. As Healthy Planet coordinator, Eleanor has taken part in the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, challenged decisions made there in protests at the Paris Climate Summit, taken direct action to successfully campaign for fossil fuel divestment at her university and worked to introduce Climate Change + health teaching on the medical curriculum.