Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care, Western Sydney University

Professor John Macdonald was born in Scotland. John has 10 years experience in Zambia in Primary Health Care and education. In 1979 John became the Director of Education for Primary Health Care in Manchester and Bristol Universities and held this role until 1996 when he took up the role of Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). John is currently the Director of the Men's Health Information & Resource Centre at UWS. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, Palestine, since 1994.

During his career, John has gained advisory and teaching experience in Pakistan, Nicaragua, South Africa, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, India, Hong Kong, Senegal, France, the Netherlands and New Zealand.

Experience

  • 1996–present
    Foundation Chair in Primary Health Care, University of Western Sydney
  • 1979–1996
    Director of Education for Primary Health Care, Manchester and Bristol Universities

Education

  • 1986 
    Manchester University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1979 
    Manchester University, Master of Education (by research)
  • 1974 
    Manchester University, Diploma of Community Development

Publications

  • 2005
    Environments for Health, Earthscan Publishing
  • 2004
    Promoting Men's Health, In Moodie, R. and Hulme, A. (Eds), Hands on Health Promotion. Melbourne, IP Communications.
  • 1994
    Primary Health Care Medicine in its Place, Earthscan Publishing
  • 1994
    Promoting Health in Early Childhood Settings. , In Moodie, R. and Hulme, A. (Eds), Hands on Health Promotion, IP Communications.