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Professor of Public Health, The University of Melbourne

Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Honorary Professor of Public Health at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Malawi

He was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-1998 and the CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) from 1998-2007.

He chaired the Australian National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011 and is a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Panel on Health Promotion.

He was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific, chaired the Technical Advisory Panel for the Gates Foundation's Avahan HIV prevention program in India. He now chairs Gavi's Evaluation Advisory Committee.

He has co-edited/co-authored four books including "Promoting Mental Health", "Hands on Health Promotion" and his most recent "Recipes for a Good Life" with Gabriel Gate.


  • –present
    Advisor on non-communicable diseases, World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • 2008–2011
    Chair, National Preventative Health Workforce
  • 2007–2011
    Chair of Global Health, Nossal Institute for Global Health
  • 1998–2007
    CEO, VicHealth


  • 1991 
    Harvard University, MPH
  • 1985 
    Paris VI University, DTMH
  • 1976 
    The University of Melbourne, MBBS

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)


Member of the Order of Australia