Dr Jim Smith, one of the Institute’s Honorary Vice-Presidents, visited the Institute’s offices in Edinburgh on 18 May this year at the start of a vocational trip around Europe.

Jim is a past President of Environmental Health Australia, an independent public health planning consultant, a public health policy adviser to local government in Australia and holds a number of academic appointments including that of Adjunct Associate Professor at La Trobe University and at Flinders University.

Jim and two associates, Vivian Lin and Sally Fawkes, have recently launched the second edition of their textbook Public Health Practice in Australia – The organised effort and Jim kindly donated a copy of this highly acclaimed textbook to the Institute’s library.

It was a real pleasure to welcome Jim, a longstanding friend of the Institute, to our offices.

We wish Jim and his wife Debbie, and Bernard and Linda Forteath bon voyage for their European sojourn.

Photo Tom Bell, Dr Jim Smith and Bernard Forteath.