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Chair in Epidemiology, Deakin University

Catherine Bennett has a distinguished career in public health practice, research, academic governance and teaching. Catherine joined Deakin as Chair in Epidemiology in 2009 after eight years with the University of Melbourne as Deputy Chair of the Academic Programs Committee in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Director of Population Health Practice in the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to that, Catherine worked with the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments in a variety of senior positions, including Olympic Public Health Coordinator for Northern Sydney. Catherine was also the founding Chair and President of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia.


  • 2009–present
    Principal Research Fellow (hon), The University of Melbourne
  • 2009–present
    Chair in Epidemiology, Deakin University


  • 2020 
    Australian Institute of Company Directors, GAICD
  • 2000 
    Australian National University, M.App.Epid
  • 1995 
    La Trobe University , PhD
  • 1985 
    La Trobe University , BSc(hons)