A warm Queensland welcome to the new AHRA Chair

29 September 2021

University of Sydney Professor Don Nutbeam commenced as the new Chair of AHRA in July. BDHP Executive Director David Bunker is the new Deputy-Chair. In October 2020, Professor Nutbeam became the Executive Director of Sydney Health Partners (SHP) after serving the collaborative health network as interim ED (2016-2017) and then Special Advisor. Professor Nutbeam has been a social scientist for more than 40 years, during which time he has made a substantial international impact on the theory, science and practice of health promotion. He has contributed to health policy at national and international levels, including as an external advisor and consultant on public health issues to the World Health Organization for more than 30 years and as a consultant and team leader in health system capacity development projects for the World Bank. Between 2000-2003, Professor Nutbeam was the Head of Public Health at the UK Department of Health, where he drove a cross-government programme to tackle health inequality in Britain. Professor Nutbeam was Academic Provost at the University of Sydney between 2006-2009 and then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton in the UK until 2015.

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