Dr. Emma-Leigh Synnott

Dr Emma-Leigh Synnott is a Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine working in the Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Fiona Stanley Hospital Perth. Also holding a role as the Medical Lead for Climate Health and Environmental Sustainability across the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospital Group, Emma works in her health service to embed environmentally responsible, low carbon decision making at all levels, including clinical services.

Emma is the current Chair of the WA Committee of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and a member of the steering committee for the WA Climate and Health Community of Practice (CoP). Completing a Masters in Environment and Sustainability, Emma is interested in understanding the role of health in shifting global value narratives to facilitate transformative, holistic, and regenerative, approaches to Sustainable Development.

Outside of health, Emma is involved in local community and permaculture groups. A doting mum of tiny fur-children, she is busy establishing an urban food forest in her suburban backyard.