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Emeritus Professor of General Practice, The University of Western Australia

E/Professor Max KAMIEN AM, Cit WA, graduated from the University of Western Australia. Postgraduate qualifications include Internal Medicine, Child Health, Psychiatry and General Practice. He was Foundation Professor of General Practice at UWA. He prefers Primary Care settings and has worked in many Third World countries and in Fourth World situations in Australia. The ‘Kamien Report’ he chaired led to more effective rurally based medical education and recruitment and support of doctors in rural areas. Currently, he works on polar expedition boats and at the Ord Valley Aboriginal Medical Service in Kununurra, provides support for International Medical Graduates in rural and remote Western Australia and writes medical history and commentary. He is an honorary research fellow at UWA, Provost of the WA Faculty of the RACGP and Chair of the RACGP National Archives Committee. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Rose-Hunt Award-the premier award of the RACGP.


  • 1976–2003
    Foundation Professor of General Practice, University of Western Australia


  • 1975 
    UNSW, Doctorate of Medicine

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Higher Education (130103)


AM, Cit WA