Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UNSW)
Master of Tropical Public Health (UQld)
Doctor of Philosophy (USyd)
Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM)
Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FAFPHM)
My name is John Hall and I am an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population Health. I come from a combined Public Health and General Practice background. After completing my medical degree at UNSW, I worked as a volunteer doctor in South Korea and Pakistan which has resulted in a lifelong passion for the delivery of primary health care services in Australia and Globally. I obtained my GP qualifications and am a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. I completed a Master of Tropical Public Health at the University of Queensland before taking up the position of Principal Medical Officer, Community Health, in Vanuatu in the Pacific. I obtained my Public Health Medicine Fellowship and became Director of the Western NSW Public Health Unit in Dubbo on my return to Australia. My academic career commenced when I joined the University of Sydney in 2002 to help established the MIPH. My PhD on TB policy in PNG was undertaken at the University of Sydney. From 2008-2010 I was Director of the Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub in SPHCM UNSW for its first two years. From 2010 to 2017 I was convenor of the MPH Program, and from 2015-2017 Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB), at Newcastle University. My current work is in Health Security in Australia and PNG - surveillance and control of Covid-19, MDR-TB, malaria and vaccine preventable diseases. My research interests are in the primary care workforce in regional and rural Australia, with a focus on international medical graduates, and the primary health care delivery of services in low and middle-income countries. Over this time, I have undertaken consultancies for DFAT, WHO, UNICEF, ADB and USAID in the Pacific (Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands), Asia (Pakistan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam) and Africa (Kenya, Botswana). I bring a passion for the equitable delivery of Primary Care services to people in rural Australia and internationally.