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Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney

Professor Wilson is Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney, Director of the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre at the Sax Institute and Chair of the PBAC. He has specialist qualifications in clinical medicine and public health, and a PhD in epidemiology.

Research Interests
The application of epidemiology to informing decision making in clinical medicine, public health health service policy and planning.
Professor Wilson has authored over 100 papers and reports. These include aspects of prevention and management of chronic disease, evaluation of the effectiveness and responsiveness of health care and the impact of social and physical environment on health.

Career History

His previous roles include:

Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology
Deputy Director General Policy, Strategy and Resourcing, Queensland Health
Professor of Public Health, School of Population Health
Deputy Dean and Director of Research Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland
Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director General Public Health, NSW Health

He is a member of the joint Board of the NSW Clinical Excellance Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation. He chairs the Protocol Advisory Sub-Committee of the Medical Services Advisory Committee. He has previously served on the Repatriation Medical Authority, the Board of Health Workforce Australia, and the Board of the Greater Brisbane South Medicare Local and the Brisbane Metro South Health District.


  • –present
    Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, QUT


    PhD, University of Sydney
  • 1981 
    University of Queensland, MBBS