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Stephen MacMahon

Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford

Professor Stephen MacMahon AO is one of the founders of The George Institute for Global Health, a leading independent global medical research institute established and headquartered in Sydney, with additional major centres in China, India and the UK and an international network of experts and collaborators.

The George Institute, UK was established in 2013 through a partnership with the University of Oxford. Since then, the research focus has expanded to include urgent issues such as urban health, multimorbidity and sex inequalities in health care and outcomes. At the University of Oxford, Stephen is a James Martin Fellow and Professor of Medicine, an appointment he also holds at UNSW Sydney.

The Institute's mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, by challenging the status quo and using innovative approaches to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and injury.

Stephen is an international authority on the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and has a special interest is the management of chronic and complex conditions in resource-poor settings, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.


  • 1999–present
    Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health
  • 2017–present
    Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, UNSW
  • 2011–present
    Professor of Medicine & James Martin Fellow, University of Oxford


  • 2005 
    UNSW, Doctor of Science (DSc), Medicine
  • 1995 
    American College of Cardiology , Fellow (FACC), Cardiology
  • 1990 
    University of Sydney, Master of Public Health (MPH), Epidemiology
  • 1985 
    UNSW, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Medicine


Order of Australia