Lecturer in Public Health, La Trobe University

Deborah Gleeson is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. She teaches subjects with a health systems, health policy and public health focus.

Deborah's research interests focus on the impact of international trade agreements on health care and public health policy.

Deborah is the national convenor for the Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia, which is concerned with the macro-level political and economic structures which shape health. She is an active member of the global People's Health Movement.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow, School of Public Health, La Trobe University
  • 2002–2006
    Lecturer (sessional), School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University
  • 2004–2005
    Research Officer, School of Public Health, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    La Trobe University, PhD in Health Policy
  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, Master of Public Health
  • 1997 
    La Trobe University, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • 1992 
    RMIT, Bachelor of Applied Science

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)
  • Pacific Peoples Health (111715)