Our Patron

Professor Rob Moodie AM

Professor of Public Health, Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne
Professor of Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health. In July 2015 he took up a new post as Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. He was the inaugural Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute from 2007-2012. 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 GAVI Alliance’s Evaluation Advisory Committee, and advises the WHO in the areas of NCDs and Health Promotion. He has particular interests in non–communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS and is involved in teaching public health leadership and health promotion in Melbourne, Mozambique, and in Blantyre, Malawi since July 2015. He has co-edited and co-authored 4 books including Promoting Mental Health, Hands on Health Promotion and his most recent, Recipes for a Great Life written with Gabriel Gate.