Professor Paul Kelly

Lead Investigator

Professor Paul Kelly has finished working with the Prevention Centre.

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Professor Kelly is a founding partner of the Prevention Centre and currently the Australian Government’s Chief Medical Officer.

As Professor at ANU Medical School specialising in epidemiology and population health, Professor Kelly has 25 years’ research experience and has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research and professional interests include health services and population health systems; infectious disease epidemiology, in particular influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB); whole of government policy approaches to non-communicable disease control and prevention, in particular obesity prevention; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and refugee health, health services and health systems research; and public health education and training.

Previously, Professor Kelly worked in research, health systems development, postgraduate teaching and as a health service executive including five years in the role of Director of the Masters of Applied Epidemiology Program at the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health at ANU, and nine years in the Northern Territory working as a Principle Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research, as well as with the Centre for Disease Control in the NT Department of Health. His work has taken him to five countries on four continents including Malawi, Indonesia, East Timor, and the UK.

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