Professor Andrew Wilson
Professor and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health
|Telephone||+61 2 9351 2818 (EA)|
Professor Andrew Wilson is Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and Director of the NHMRC Partnership Centre on systems perspectives on prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.
He has specialist professional qualifications in clinical medicine and public health, and a PhD in epidemiology. His research interests concern the application of epidemiology to informing decision making in clinical medicine, public health, and health system policy and planning. His major area of focus is the prevention and control of chronic disease especially cardiovascular disease..
His research experience includes cohort studies (eg Determinants of thrombotic risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the elderly; Genotype, clotting factors and risk of re-infarction; sub-studies within the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health; Environments for Health Living study), case-control studies (eg, eosinophilic enteritis and dog hookworm, risk factors for campylobacter gastroenteritis), large scale randomized controlled trials (eg consultant pharmacist intervention to improve medication use in long stay institutions), development and evaluation of community interventions (Greek Australian Heart Study, Healthy Hearts West, Queensland Chronic Disease Strategy), community surveys using both face-to-face, mail and CATI techniques (eg Western Sydney Risk Factor Prevalence Surveys, Quality of Care in Diabetes Study), and qualitative research (eg Family Wellbeing program evaluation; Development of a health consumer effectiveness tool; participant observation study of medical student-patient interactions). Experience also includes the development and assessment of economic evaluations of health care interventions.
His past appointments in government include Chief Health Officer and Deputy Director General Public Health, NSW Health (1997-2001) and Deputy Director General Policy, Strategy and Resourcing, Queensland Health (2006-2010).
His past academic appointments include Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology; Professor of Public Health, and Deputy Head of the School of Population Health, and Deputy Dean and Director of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Queensland.
Andrew is Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, and chairs the Protocol Advisory Sub-Committee of the Medical Services Advisory Committee. He is a Board member of Water NSW and of the joint Board of the NSW Clinical Excellance Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation.
Health policy, public health, chronic disease epidemiology and prevention, health care organisation and reform, preventive health, health workforce
Teaching and supervision
Current research students
|Project title||Research student|
|Gatekeeping and General Practice in the Australian Health System||Susan CLARKE|
|Policy action on health equity: Housing First as a case study using a systems approach to policy analysis.||Brendan CLIFFORD|
|The role of non-admitted services in the prevention of overweight and obesity: a systems approach to the translation of evidence into practice.||Claire PEARCE|
|Nudging clinicians away from low value care||Jason SOON|
- Low value medical services and prescribing practices in cancer care: towards a comprehensive framework for quantifying waste in Australia and beyond; Elshaug A, Pearson S, Wilson A, Salkeld G, Buckley N; DVC Research/SPARC Implementation - Cancer.
- Can One Health strategies be more effectively implemented through prior identification of public values; Degeling C, Gilbert G, Wilson A, Kerridge I, Ward M, Stewart C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
- The Partnership Centre on Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems; Wilson A, Redman S, Jan S, Hawe P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Centres for Better Health.
- How can citizen juries inform health care policy decisions?; Wilson A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
Selected publications & creative works