George Patton is the Professor of Adolescent Health Research with the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. He is a Senior Principal Research Fellow with NH&MRC. His group has undertaken studies ranging from the sociological to biological. They include the Gatehouse Project, a trial of promoting social inclusion in Victorian schools, the development of large scale surveys to document patterns of child and youth development and leading long-term cohort studies of adolescent health and development.
He has advised WHO, UNICEF, World Bank and the UN on adolescent health and development and has chaired AIHWs advisory groups on 'A picture of Australia's children' and 'Young Australians, their health and well-being'. He has over 350 publications that include over 240 peer reviewed papers.