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Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University

Dr Justin Coleman is a GP, medical writer/editor, campaign founder, and public speaker. He is a GP on the Tiwi Islands in the remote NT, and formerly at Inala Indigenous Health Service, Brisbane. He is a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University and formerly at Griffith University and the University of Queensland, and has a Masters in Public Health (UQ 2011, 1st class hons).
He was President of the Australasian Medical Writers Association for five years and has published around 1,500 articles in the medical and general media. He is editor of the Diabetes Management Journal, and co-edits Murtagh's General Practice and Murtagh's Practice Tips. His interests include social media, overdiagnosis, evidence-based medicine and doctor's ethical interactions with the pharmaceutical industry.
In 2014, he founded the 'No Advertising Please' campaign, following his work with the RACGP and Medicines Australia around transparency. He chairs the RACGP 'Choosing Wisely' initiative for NPS MedicineWise. He is regularly invited to give public talks and run workshops on one of his broad range of interests.


  • 2019–present
    Senior lecturer, Flinders University
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Griffith University
  • 2010–present
    Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice, University of Queensland
  • 2010–present
    President, Australasian Medical Writers Association


  • 2010 
    University of Queensland, MPH
  • 1996 
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, MBBS