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Associate Professor, Public Health Physician, The University of Melbourne

Nathan Grills is a Public Health Physician and Associate Professor with the Nossal Institute for Global health at the University of Melbourne. He works largely on India-based projects related to disability, non-communicable diseases, health systems and and health training. In particular, he is working with the Public Health Foundation of India to address tobacco usage. Prior to this he worked as a Public Health Fellow (Victorian Dept. of Health) and as a researcher with CDC & WHO on HIV. He extensively researched faith-based health programs whilst completing his MPH and DPhil at Oxford University under a Rhodes Scholarship. He has also worked in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal.


  • 2010–2012
    Public health physician and NHMRC Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2007–2010
    Public Health Fellow with Victorian Health Department, Victoria Government


  • 2008 
    University of Oxford, DPHIL in Public Health
  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, MPH
  • 2002 
    Monash, MBBS

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Special Education And Disability (130312)
  • Health Promotion (111712)