Editorial board

Professor Don Nutbeam

Chair and Editor-in-Chief

Professor Nutbeam recently returned to Australia after a six-year term as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, UK. He shares his time as a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and a Senior Adviser at the Sax Institute. His career has spanned positions in universities, government, health services and an independent health research institute. This includes university leadership roles in Australia and the UK, and a period as Head of Public Health in the UK Department of Health during the Blair Government (2000–2003). His research interests are in social and behavioural origins of health, development and evaluation of public health interventions, and testing health literacy interventions.

Professor Chris Baggoley

Professor Baggoley is the Executive Director of Medical Services for the Southern Adelaide Health Network. Up until July 2016, he was Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government, a post he held for 5 years. He has been the Chief Executive for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Chief Medical Officer for the South Australian Department of Health and Director of Emergency Departments at Flinders Medical Centre, Ashford Hospital and the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges.

Professor Adrian Bauman

Associate Editor, Chronic Disease Prevention

Professor Bauman is Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health at The University of Sydney. He directs a prevention research group, teaches in disease prevention in public health, and leads the theme area on physical activity and exercise for the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney. He is Co-Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity.

Professor Sandra Eades

Associate Editor, Equity

Professor Sandra Eades is a Noongar woman from Mount Barker, Western Australia. She is the Head, Indigenous Maternal and Child Health and Associate Head, Preventative Health Research, at the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, and was Australia's first Aboriginal medical doctor to be awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (2003). Her health research career began with a focus on the epidemiology of Indigenous child health in Australia and she is acknowledged as a leader and role model in Indigenous health research. She was appointed to the Council of the NHMRC in July 2015.

Dr Becky Freeman

Associate Editor, New Media

Dr Freeman is an NHMRC early career research fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Her primary research interests include tobacco control and how online and social media influence public health. She is an established authority on the potential of the Internet to circumvent tobacco advertising bans and has pioneered research methods in tracking and analysing online social media content. She has prepared technical reports for the World Health Organisation outlining how to monitor and regulate tobacco industry advertising and interference in tobacco control policy. Dr Freeman has also served as an adviser to the WHO expert panel on tobacco industry interference in tobacco control. Prior to pursuing her research interests in Australia, Dr Freeman has worked for both government and not-for-profit organisations in Canada and New Zealand.

Professor Mark Harris

Associate Editor, Primary Care

Professor Mark Harris is Foundation Professor of General Practice and Executive Director of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales. He has research experience in the area of health system management and prevention of chronic illness, with a particular focus on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and health equity. He has edited three editions of the RACGP Guidelines for Preventive Care in General Practice.

Professor Andrew Hayen

Associate Editor, Statistics

Professor Andrew Hayen is a biostatistician and Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Health at UTS. His research interests are in the development and application of statistical methods in population health and clinical research. He is particularly interested in statistical methods used in diagnostic tests and screening. He is the coordinator of the Master of Public Health course at UTS, and teaches introductory and advanced biostatistics to Master of Public Health students.

Professor Rachel Huxley

Associate Editor, Epidemiology

Professor Huxley is Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. Previously, she was the Head of School of Public Health at Curtin University, Australia. Prior to this, she held the Chair in Epidemiology, Head of the Research and Research Training Committee and Director of the Queensland Clinical Trials and Biostatistics Centre, within the School of Public Health, University of Queensland. Professor Huxley’s research is primarily focused on the determination and quantification of major and modifiable risk factors for chronic disease and sex and ethnic disparities in these relationships.

Associate Professor Bette Liu

Scientific Editor

Associate Professor Liu is a medically trained epidemiologist with interests in infections and reproductive health, data linkage studies and innovative large-scale data collection methods. She has worked on two large prospective studies in the UK, the Million Women Study and the UK Biobank. Associate Professor Liu is a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, and a Senior Science Adviser to the Sax Institute.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty

Associate Editor, Health Protection

Dr Jeremy McAnulty is the Director of Health Protection NSW. Health Protection NSW works to prevent, monitor, investigate and control threats to health from communicable diseases and the environment. Dr McAnulty has worked in public health at the local, state, and international levels, and published scientific articles on a range of epidemiological investigations.

Dr Andrew Milat

Dr Milat is Director of Evidence and Evaluation in the Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health and is charged with overseeing the implementation of policies and programs that support the translation of research evidence into population health and health services delivery. He has held positions including the Head of the Knowledge Transfer Division at the Sax Institute, Research Manager with the Australian Government Department of Health and regional Director of Health Promotion.

Dr Jo Mitchell

Associate Editor, Health Promotion and Population Health

Dr Jo Mitchell is Executive Director, Centre for Population Health at the NSW Ministry of Health. The Centre for Population Health leads the development of health promotion policy and strategy at the state level, including in the areas of HIV and STIs, tobacco control, overweight and obesity, viral hepatitis, and the prevention of drug and alcohol related harms.

Professor Lucie Rychetnik

Associate Editor, Research into Practice

Lucie Rychetnik is Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine Sydney, University of Notre Dame Australia; Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney; and a chief investigator with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. She has more than 20 years experience in appraising and translating research evidence for public health policy and practice, and conducting empirical research on the use of evidence in public health, disease prevention and clinical settings.

Mr Colin Sindall

Mr Sindall was the inaugural Chief Preventive Health Officer for the Victorian Government, having previously served as Director of Population Health and Prevention Strategy in the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. His work in Victoria followed more than a decade as senior adviser in population health policy and strategy for the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. He has been a consultant and temporary adviser for the World Health Organisation in chronic disease prevention and control, and served as a member of the OECD Expert Working Group on the Economics of Prevention. Mr Sindall currently works as a consultant.

Mr Robert Wells

Mr Wells is the former Deputy CEO of the Sax Institute. He has deep knowledge of medical workforce issues and has represented Australia internationally on workforce matters. He was formerly First Assistant Secretary in the Federal Department of Health and Ageing and Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute and Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Australian National University.