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Honorary Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

John Mathews has been a research epidemiologist in Papua New Guinea (1964-68), Melbourne, Oxford (1972-75) , Darwin and Canberra. He has been Foundation Director of The Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin (1984-1999), deputy to the Chief Medical Officer of Australia (1999-2004), and professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne since 2004.

In recent years, he has modelled the epidemiology of pandemic influenza, and used record linkage to show the effects of low dose radiation from CT scans in childhood in contributing to excess cancers in later life.


  • 2004–present
    Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne