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Professor of Health Systems and Policy for the School of Population Health, The University of Queensland

Professor Davies' research interests include Health policy, Health systems, Health financing, Health workforce, Health reform and e-health.


  • 2009–present
    Professor of Health Systems & Policy, School of Population Health, University of Queensland
  • 2002–2009
    Deputy Secretary, Australian Govrenment Department of Health & Ageing
  • 2001–2002
    Senior Health Economist, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1997–2000
    Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1995–1997
    Partner, Coopers & Lybrand, Christchurch, New Zealand


  • 1981 
    Warwick University, England, MSc, Management Science & Operational Research
  • 1977 
    University of Manchester, England, BSc (First Class Honours), Mathematics

Research Areas

  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Health Care Administration (111709)
  • Public Policy (160510)


Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)