Professor of Population Health, University of Melbourne

Professor Terry Nolan is a medical graduate of the University of Western Australia, trained in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and at the Montréal Children’s Hospital, and received a PhD epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University in Montréal. After returning from postgraduate training in Canada, he established the Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital in 1989.

In 2001 he was appointed Foundation Head of the School of Population Health and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. He is also Head of the Vaccine and Immunisation Research Group, a joint initiative of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

His research is in the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease and clinical trials of new vaccines. He is the Chair of the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science’s National Committee for Medicine.


  • –present
    Head of Population Health, University of Melbourne