Currently Executive Director, Sydney Health Partners, an NHMRC accredited research translation partnership; and Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney.
My career has spanned positions in universities, government, health services and an independent health research institute. Formerly Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Southampton, UK (2009-15); Academic Provost (2006-9) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) at the University of Sydney from 2003. For the period 2000–2003, Head of Public Health in the UK Ministry of Health leading policy development within the Ministry and across government. My career prior to 2000 included a 10 year period at the University of Sydney as a Professor of Public Health and in different leadership roles, including Head of the School of Public Health, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine; and various appointments in the UK in public health roles in the NHS, an independent research institute and a government agency.
I have substantial international experience in both developing and developed countries, working as an advisor and consultant on public health issues for the World Health Organisation over a 35 year period. I have also worked as a consultant and team leader in health system capacity development projects for the World Bank.