Professor in Public Health Policy
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).
The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.
The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer). Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS). The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system.
Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease.
Further details are available at www.medicine.uq.edu.au.
The School of Public Health
The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.
The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.
Our research is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges and was recently ranked by the Australian Research Council as amongst the world's best. Current priorities include health behaviours and health promotion; cancer prevention; environmental health; epidemiology and biostatistics; longitudinal studies of women’s’ health; mental health; HIV/AIDS; substance use, antimicrobial stewardship and other aspects of health services research.
Effective Health Systems depend on evidence-based policy to translate new knowledge into improved health service practice that generate better health outcomes. The Health Systems and Policy Division in the School of Public Health has responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in these linked discipline areas; and integrates research-focused academics to drive research-informed teaching.
This position will provide leadership across the Division and will lead a research team that generates new knowledge in a policy area of importance for public health in Australia (such as obesity, tobacco control, cardiovascular disease or mental health) and translates this into policy and practice for the better management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The post-holder will contribute significantly to academic leadership within the School, Faculty and University.
This is an excellent opportunity for a senior academic leader with an international reputation for outstanding research in Public Health and demonstrated expert knowledge in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and national and international policy development.
The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.
Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are also encouraged from women.
This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E. The base remuneration package for Academic Level E will be $175,071 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.
To discuss this role please contact Professor Charles Gilks on +61 7 3365 5280 or email@example.com.
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