Professor Andrew Wilson

Professor and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Professor Andrew Wilson is 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 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 a member of the Repatriation Medical Authority, a member of the Specialist Medical Education Accreditation Committee of the Australian Medical Council, chairs the Protocol Advisory Sub-Committee of the Medical Services Advisory Committee and is a Board member of the Sydney Catchment Authority. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Health Review.

Research interests

Health policy, public health, chronic disease epidemiology and prevention, health care organisation and reform, preventive health, health workforce

Teaching and supervision

Health Policy

Health Planning

Applied Epidemiology

Public Health

Selected grants

2015

  • 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.

2013

  • The Partnership Centre on Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle-Related Chronic Health Problems; Wilson A, Redman S, Jan S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Centres for Better Health.

2010

  • How can citizen juries inform health care policy decisions?; Wilson A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Wilson, A. (2014). Budget cuts risk halting Australia's progress in preventing chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(10), 558-559. [More Information]
  • Mallan, K., Daniels, L., Nothard, M., Nicholson, J., Wilson, A., Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Thorpe, K. (2014). Dads at the dinner table. A cross-sectional study of Australian fathers' child feeding perceptions and practices. Appetite, 73, 40-44. [More Information]
  • Scuffham, P., Ratcliffe, J., Kendall, E., Burton, P., Wilson, A., Chalkidou, K., Littlejohns, P., Whitty, J. (2014). Engaging the public in healthcare decision-making: quantifying preferences for healthcare through citizens' juries. BMJ Open, 4(5), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Whitty, J., Burton, P., Kendall, E., Ratcliffe, J., Wilson, A., Littlejohns, P., Scuffham, P. (2014). Harnessing the potential to quantify public preferences for healthcare priorities through citizens' juries. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(2), 57-62. [More Information]
  • Perkovic, V., Turnbull, F., Wilson, A. (2014). Is it time for Medi-change? Medical Journal of Australia, 200(10), 566-567. [More Information]
  • Mallan, K., Nothard, M., Thorpe, K., Nicholson, J., Wilson, A., Scuffham, P., Daniels, L. (2014). The role of fathers in child feeding: perceived responsibility and predictors of participation. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(5), 715-722. [More Information]
  • Cameron, C., Davey, T., Kendall, E., Wilson, A., McClure, R. (2013). Changes in alcohol consumption in pregnant Australian women between 2007 and 2011. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 355-357. [More Information]
  • Wilson, A., Elshaug, A. (2013). Improving value in health care through practical steps. Australian Family Physician, 42(12), 839-839. [More Information]
  • Wilson, A., Tabrizi, J., Gholipour, K., Farahbakhsh, M. (2013). Technical Quality of Maternity Care: the Pregnant Women's Perspective. Health Promotion Perspectives, 3(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Lakhan, P., Jones, M., Wilson, A., Gray, L. (2013). The Higher Care At Discharge Index (HCDI): Identifying older patients at risk of requiring a higher level of care at discharge. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 57(2), 184-191. [More Information]
  • Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Spinks, A., Scott, R., Sipe, N., Ng, S., Wilson, A., Searle, J., Lyons, R., Kendall, E., et al (2012). Environments for Healthy Living (EFHL) Griffith birth cohort study: background and methods. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(9), 1896-1905. [More Information]
  • Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Shibl, R., Ng, S., Scott, R., Spinks, A., Mihala, G., Wilson, A., Kendall, E., Sipe, N., et al (2012). Environments for Healthy Living (EFHL) Griffith birth cohort study: characteristics of sample and profile of antenatal exposures. BMC Public Health, 12, 1080-1080. [More Information]

2014

  • Wilson, A. (2014). Budget cuts risk halting Australia's progress in preventing chronic disease. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(10), 558-559. [More Information]
  • Mallan, K., Daniels, L., Nothard, M., Nicholson, J., Wilson, A., Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Thorpe, K. (2014). Dads at the dinner table. A cross-sectional study of Australian fathers' child feeding perceptions and practices. Appetite, 73, 40-44. [More Information]
  • Scuffham, P., Ratcliffe, J., Kendall, E., Burton, P., Wilson, A., Chalkidou, K., Littlejohns, P., Whitty, J. (2014). Engaging the public in healthcare decision-making: quantifying preferences for healthcare through citizens' juries. BMJ Open, 4(5), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Whitty, J., Burton, P., Kendall, E., Ratcliffe, J., Wilson, A., Littlejohns, P., Scuffham, P. (2014). Harnessing the potential to quantify public preferences for healthcare priorities through citizens' juries. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(2), 57-62. [More Information]
  • Perkovic, V., Turnbull, F., Wilson, A. (2014). Is it time for Medi-change? Medical Journal of Australia, 200(10), 566-567. [More Information]
  • Mallan, K., Nothard, M., Thorpe, K., Nicholson, J., Wilson, A., Scuffham, P., Daniels, L. (2014). The role of fathers in child feeding: perceived responsibility and predictors of participation. Child: Care, Health and Development, 40(5), 715-722. [More Information]

2013

  • Cameron, C., Davey, T., Kendall, E., Wilson, A., McClure, R. (2013). Changes in alcohol consumption in pregnant Australian women between 2007 and 2011. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(5), 355-357. [More Information]
  • Wilson, A., Elshaug, A. (2013). Improving value in health care through practical steps. Australian Family Physician, 42(12), 839-839. [More Information]
  • Wilson, A., Tabrizi, J., Gholipour, K., Farahbakhsh, M. (2013). Technical Quality of Maternity Care: the Pregnant Women's Perspective. Health Promotion Perspectives, 3(1), 23-30. [More Information]
  • Lakhan, P., Jones, M., Wilson, A., Gray, L. (2013). The Higher Care At Discharge Index (HCDI): Identifying older patients at risk of requiring a higher level of care at discharge. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 57(2), 184-191. [More Information]

2012

  • Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Spinks, A., Scott, R., Sipe, N., Ng, S., Wilson, A., Searle, J., Lyons, R., Kendall, E., et al (2012). Environments for Healthy Living (EFHL) Griffith birth cohort study: background and methods. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(9), 1896-1905. [More Information]
  • Cameron, C., Scuffham, P., Shibl, R., Ng, S., Scott, R., Spinks, A., Mihala, G., Wilson, A., Kendall, E., Sipe, N., et al (2012). Environments for Healthy Living (EFHL) Griffith birth cohort study: characteristics of sample and profile of antenatal exposures. BMC Public Health, 12, 1080-1080. [More Information]

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