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Adam Kamradt-Scott

Associate professor, University of Sydney

Adam Kamradt-Scott is an Associate Professor at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney.

Associate Professor Kamradt-Scott began his career as a Registered Nurse where he specialized in emergency care and clinical risk management, but since completing his PhD on the World Health Organization's management of the 2003 SARS outbreak he has also worked as a political adviser to an Australian Senator as well as serving in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was part of a small team tasked with revising and testing Australia's pandemic preparedness plans. In 2009 he entered academia where he worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and in late 2011 he joined the University of Sydney.

Adam has published two co-authored books and a single authored book 'Managing Global Health Security', which was awarded the ISA Global Health Book Prize. He has also published over 35 journal articles and book chapters, has worked in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and was the co-convenor for the world's first-ever conference on global health security in Sydney in June, 2019.


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney
  • 2011–2016
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2011
    Research fellow, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 2008–2009
    Adviser, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • 2007–2008
    Adviser, Australian Senator Dr Russell Trood
  • 2002–2003
    Clinical Risk Management Coordinator, Mater Misericordiae Hospitals
  • 2000–2002
    Registered Nurse, Mater Private Hospital
  • 1995–2000
    Registered Nurse, Royal Brisbane Hospital


  • 2008 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Doctorate in Philosophy
  • 2002 
    Griffith University, Master of Arts in International Studies
  • 1994 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Nursing

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Examining compliance with the International Health Regulations
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institute for Health Research
  • 2017
    Evaluating military assistance in health emergencies
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council