Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health and Director of Teaching and Learning at the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to this he was the inaugural Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute. He worked in refugee health care in the Sudan and later for Congress, the Aboriginal Community controlled health service in Central Australia from 1982-1988. H e worked for many years on HIV prevention for the Health Department Victoria, the Burnet Institute, WHO's Global Programme on AIDS and was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-98, and was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific and chaired the technical advisory panel of the Gates Foundation's HIV prevention program in India from 2004-2013. He was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007 and chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011
He has particular interests in non–communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS and teaches a number of courses here and in Mozambique on public health leadership and health promotion. He has co-edited and co-authored 4 books including Promoting Mental Health, Hands on Health Promotion and his latest, Recipes for a Great Life written with Gabriel Gate.