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Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

Professor Hal Swerissen has an extensive and distinguished record of achievement in health policy research and analysis. He has held senior executive positions as Pro Vice Chancellor (Regional) and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at La Trobe University. He has been a senior advisor to Commonwealth and State governments, a fellow at Grattan Institute and has conducted a range of policy and research studies and inquiries. He has published more than 100 academic papers and research reports. He is a non Executive Director of the Murray PHN and the Bendigo Kangan Institute.


  • 2004–present
    Professor of Public Health (emeritus), La Trobe
  • 2013–2022
    Fellow , Grattan Institute


  • 2017 
    University of Bath, DBA
  • 1983 
    Murdoch University, MAppPsych
  • 1979 
    Murdoch University, BA(hons)
  • 1978 
    Curtin University, GDipPsych
  • 1977 
    Curtin University, BAppSc