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 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.

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.

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 Robert Wells

Mr Wells is 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.