Editorial team

Editor-in-Chief

Professor Don Nutbeam

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.

Scientific Editor

Associate Professor Bette Liu

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. She is an Associate Professor with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, and a Senior Science Adviser to the Sax Institute. In 2014 she was awarded one of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) top prizes for excellence for having the highest ranked Career Development Fellowship (Population Health Level 1).

Associate Editors

Our Associate Editor team

Our seven Associate Editors are subject experts who sit on our Editorial board and also play a critical role in assessing manuscripts and assigning them for peer review. Visit our Editorial board page for full biographical details for each of our Associate Editors.

Editor

Ms Anne Messenger

Ms Messenger has been a health and science writer, editor and communicator for more than 20 years, including most recently as Publications Manager for the Australian Academy of Science. She has edited Medical Observer and the Australian Medical Association’s national publication, Australian Medicine, and worked as Communications Manager for the Australian General Practice Training Program. Currently the Sax Institute’s Editor, Public Health Research & Practice, Ms Messenger has a BA from the Australian National University, majoring in English and Philosophy.

Publishing Director

Ms Kellie Bisset

Ms Bisset has extensive experience in communications, including more than 20 years as a writer and editor. She has edited both of Australia’s weekly medical publications for doctors, Australian Doctor and Medical Observer, and has covered health and other fields for a wide variety of publications. She is currently the Sax Institute’s Communications Director and has also worked as the Senior Communications Officer for the Bureau of Health Information. Ms Bisset has a BA Communications from the University of Newcastle.

Deputy Editor

Ms Nyssa Skilton

Ms Skilton has worked as a journalist for more than eight years, and specialises in medical and science writing. She has worked at The Canberra Times as the newspaper’s medical and technology reporter and a sub editor. She also has experience at Australia’s leading medical publication, Australian Doctor, as a clinical reporter. Ms Skilton graduated from the University of Tasmania with both a Bachelor of Arts and Engineering, majoring in journalism and mechanical engineering.