Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder AO

Emeritus Professor
Public Health, School of Public Health
Menzies Centre for Health Policy

D02 - Coppleson Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Stephen Leeder is a professor of public health and community medicine at the University of Sydney. He is currently Chair of the Western Sydney Local Health District Board, and Director, Research Network, Western Sydney Local Health District. Stephen was appointed Editor-in-Chief, Medical Journal of Australia, in 2013.

Research interests

health policy, serious and continuing illness, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. research ethics

Current national competitive grants*


Understanding and ameliorating the human health effects of exposure to air pollution: from knowledge to policy and public health practice
Marks G, Jalaludin B, Morawska L, Williams G, Leeder S, Abramson M, Jones A, Morgan G, Dharmage S
NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence ($2,411,828 over 5 years)


The effect of a coordinated care intervention, Care Navigation, on the readmission rate of chronically ill patients at Nepean Hospital.
Leeder S, Gillespie J, Usherwood T, Boyages S
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($702,630 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

International links

Singapore. (Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)) Member of the APRU World Institute.
United States. (Columbia University) Ongoing research collaboration into health policy in developing economies..
India. (Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in the Developing Countries (IC-Health)) Senior research advisor.