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Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University

Deborah Gleeson is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. She teaches subjects with a health systems, health policy and public health focus.

Deborah's research interests focus on the impact of international trade agreements on health care and public health policy.

Deborah is a co-convenor for the Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia, which is concerned with the macro-level political and economic structures which shape health. She is an active member of the global People's Health Movement.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University
  • 2008–2011
    Research Fellow, School of Public Health, La Trobe University
  • 2002–2006
    Lecturer (sessional), School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University
  • 2004–2005
    Research Officer, School of Public Health, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    La Trobe University, PhD in Health Policy
  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, Master of Public Health
  • 1997 
    La Trobe University, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • 1992 
    RMIT, Bachelor of Applied Science

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)
  • Pacific Peoples Health (111715)