• Health education and promotion
  • Prevention of obesity
  • Prevention of alcohol related problems
  • HIV/AIDS particularly in developing countries
  • Tobacco control
  • Urban planning



  • Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to this he was the inaugural Chair of Global health at the Nossal Institute. He first worked in refugee health care in the Sudan and later for Congress, the Aboriginal community controlled health service in Central Australia. He was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-98, and was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007. He chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific.

    He chairs the technical advisory panel of the Gates Foundation's HIV prevention program in India. 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.   


Member of

  • AusAID. Chair, Program Coordinating Committee 2008 -
  • Gates Foundation. Chair, Technical Advisory Pane- for AVAHAN 2008 -
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). Board Member 2007 -
  • UNAIDS. Working Group on Prevention 2005 -
  • Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV/AIDS. Steering Committee 2003 -
  • UNAIDS Pacific Commission. Acting Commissioner 2008 - 2010
  • Melbourne Storm Rugby League. Chairman, Board of Directors 2006 - 2010
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Aid Advisory Council. Member 2002 - 2007


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Dip
  • MPH, Harvard University 1991
  • DTMH, College de France 1985
  • Dip 1984
  • DipRACOG, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1983
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1976

Awards and honors

  • Victiran Fathers Day Committee, 2005
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, 1999
  • Inaugral recipient Albert Schweitzer Prize, Harvard School of Public Health, 1990
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 1990
  • Public Health Fellowship, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 1990
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1986
  • College Council Scholarship, Scotch College, Melbourne, 1966