Announcing our SPC Co-chair & featured speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock

Dr. Trevor Hancock. Professor and Senior Scholar (retired), University of Victoria. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a Public Health Physician and Health Promotion Consultant. Among his many achievements, Trevor is one of the founders of the Healthy Cities and Communities Movement.

Dr. Trevor Hancock

Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician, health promotion consultant and recently retired Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria.

His main areas of interest are population health promotion, healthy cities and communities, public health, healthy public policy, environment and health, health policy and planning, and health futurism.

Trevor is one of the founders of the (now global) Healthy Cities and Communities movement and co-authored the original background paper for the European Regional Office of the World Health Organization in 1986.

Over the past 30 years he has worked as a consultant for local communities, governments, health care organizations, NGOs and the World Health Organization. He is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and community group engagements.

He was a member of the Canadian Council on the Social Determinants of Health, the Board of the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. He is currently on the Advisory Council of the Arts and Health Network Canada.

Trevor is the Vice-President of the Board of BC Healthy Communities, co-founded both the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. Trevor was the first leader of the Green Party in both Canada and Ontario.

In 2015 Trevor was awarded Honourary Fellowship in the UK’s Faculty of Public Health. In 2017 he was awarded the Defries Medal – the Association’s highest honour – by the Canadian Public Health Association.


See the full list of PHABC’s 2022 Conference speakers here.