A long serving consultant with the World Health Organization, and a past president of both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and the World Organization of Family Doctors, Prof. Kidd is an internationally recognised expert in primary health care. He has over 35 years’ experience working as a general practitioner in urban, rural and remote practice in Australia and overseas, with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous health. He has held several past senior academic roles including as foundation Professor of Primary Care Reform at the Australian National University, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, and Professor and Head of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney.
A graduate of the University of Melbourne Medical School, he completed postgraduate training in general practice with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, postgraduate training in public health at Flinders University, and he has a research doctorate from Monash University. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and has research expertise in global primary care, digital health, health care safety and quality, the primary care management of COVID-19, HIV and sexually transmissible infections, and the translation of research into health policy.
In the recent King’s Birthday Honours List, Prof. Kidd was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.
Prof. Kidd will start in his new role on 17 July 2023.