Since April 2013
Melbourne University Laureate Professor
Rowden-White Chair of Global Health and Burden of Disease Measurement
Director, Global Burden of Disease Group
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Since April 2013
Honorary Professor, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia
Since September 2008
Affiliate Professor of Global Health, School of Public Health & Community Medicine, University of Washington, USA.
Since July 2010 – January 2013
Professor of Global Health, and Head, School of Population Health,
University of Queensland, Australia
Responsible for direction, performance and management of the School comprising over 170 staff, including 100 academics and 70 administrative staff. Major areas of scientific interest include measuring population health, burden of disease estimation, projection methods, improving verbal autopsy tools for cause of death estimation, global descriptive epidemiology, epidemiology of tobacco and alcohol; global comparative risk factor assessment.
July 2005 – August 2008
Adjunct Professor of Population and International Health, School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA.
January 2003 – June 2010
Professor of Medical Statistics and Population Health, and Head, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia.
January 2002 - December 2002
Senior Science Adviser; WHO.
Duties included: Editor-in-chief of the World Health Report 2002 on Risks to Health; Chief scientific adviser to the Director-General on scientific standards for WHO data and publications and the development of evidence-based guidelines.
August 1998 - December 2001
Chief; Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Unit, WHO.
Responsible for directing and managing WHO’s epidemiology and biostatistics ac
WHO Expert Committee on NCD Surveillance.
WHO Expert Committee on NCD Surveillance 2009 - 2011
Wellcome Trust Population and Public Health Funding Committee.
Wellcome Trust Population and Public Health Funding Committee 2007 - 2011