About Professor Richard Madden
Richard Madden is Professor of Health Statistics and Director of the National Centre for Classification in Health at the University of Sydney. He plays an active role in WHO work on health and related classifications; and is also the Chair, Cancer Institute NSW - NSW Population & Health Services Research Ethics Committee; a Board Member, House with No Steps; and Board Member, Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney.
Richard has been at the University of Sydney since January 2006 as Director of the National Centre for Classification in Health.. Prior to that, he was Director of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for 10 years. From 1992 to 1995, he was Deputy Australian Statistician. He has had wide experience across the Australian health and community services sectors, including as Deputy Secretary of the NSW Health Department and as head of the Disability Programs Division in the then Commonwealth Department of Health and Community Services. He was also Head of the Treasuries of the Northern Territory (1983-86) and the Australian Capital Territory (1989-92).
Richard headed the Australian Collaborating Centre for the WHO Family of Classifications Network while at AIHW, and chaired the WHO-FIC Council from 2003 to 2005. He co-chairs the WHO Network’s Family Development Committee and is a member of the Steering Group for the development of the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases. In 2002, he was Australian Actuary of the Year, and has been awarded the Public Service Medal in 2003 and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Sydney in 2005.
Zaiß A, Hanser S, Moskal L, Madden RC, Pickett D, Rodriguez JM, Bodin JP, Virtanen M, Bartz C, ten Napel H, Cumerlato M , WHO-FIC Annual Meeting 2009, ICHI Coding Scheme, Papers D20-22, www.who.int/classifications/network/meeting2009/en/index.html
Zhang Z, Lian L, Madden RC, Jiang Q, Rust J, Saad B, Yu L, Jia H, WHO-FIC Annual Meeting 2009, Towards the Development of a Chinese Classification of Health Interventions, Paper D023 , www.who.int/classifications/network/meeting2009/en/index.html
Rodrigues JM, Madden R C, Lewalle P, Kumar A, Trombert B. The Methodology Proposed to Develop an International classification system for Procedures: The Categorial Structure. PCSI Annual conference Proc.2008 pp 42
Walker S, Chen L, Madden R C 2008, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Deaths due to suicide: the effects of certification and coding practices in Australia, 32(2), 126-130
Jakob R, Üstün B, Madden R C, Sykes C 2007, Bundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz, The WHO Family of International Classifications, 50(7), 924-931
Madden RC, Sykes C, Ustun B, World Health Organization Family of International Classifications: definition, scope and purpose, www.who.int/classifications/en/FamilyDocument2007.pdf