Caradee Wright is a Senior Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council leading the Climate and Health Research Programme. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Research Associate at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a Masters in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Natal (now UKZN). Her research focuses on environmental health in Africa, including personal solar ultraviolet radiation exposure and skin cancer prevention, personal dosimetry, health risk assessment and air pollution-related exposure, disease measurement and prevention. Caradee is a member of the South African Young Academy of Science and was co-chair of this organisation from 2011-2013. She is a member of the Global Young Academy, past Vice-President of the National Association for Clean Air, past Co-Editor of the Clean Air Journal, Associate Editor of Photochemistry and Photobiology as well as BMC Public Health, and is a National Research Foundation of South Africa C-2 Rated Researcher.
Caradee is a Committee member of the WHO Air Quality Guidelines Committee, a Council member of the American Society for Photobiology, an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report 6 Africa Chapter Author, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Synthesis Report 2021 Writer, author of the recently published UNEP Frontiers report on preventing the next pandemic 2020 and a member of the Lancet Commission on WASH 2020.