Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott, a leading antinuclear activist and physician, first alerted the Australian public to the potential health risks of fallout from French nuclear weapon testing in the South Pacific. After moving to America to practice medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston and to teach pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, she revived Physicians for Social Responsibility to focus on the hazards of nuclear power and founded Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament. Caldicott is the author of several books; she was featured in the Oscar-winning film If You Love This Planet, which was declared political propaganda by the United States Department of Justice. Caldicott was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and received many awards for her work including the Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom in 2003, and the inaugural Australian Peace Prize in 2006.