A/PROF Jim Black

A/PROF Jim Black


  • Clinical decision support
  • Infectious disease surveillance and outbreak preparedness (Syndromic surveillance)
  • Mobile phones for health in developing countries (mHealth)



  • Monash University medical degree (1982), and some hospital experience in Australia and the UK.

    Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool 1986), then 4 years as a clinician in remote rural areas of Mozambique (helping keep the national health service running during the civil war).

    Master's degree in Liverpool (1991), then a year as project epidemiologist in the Adult Morbidity & Mortality Project (a DfID-funded research project) in Tanzania.

    Four more years in Mozambique (1994-98) as epidemiologist in the provincial health directorate of Manica Province.

    PhD at Monash University in the Dep't of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (2002), including six months as senior epidemiologist in the WHO team creating a disease surveillance and epidemic preparedness unit for east Timor during the UN period (Nov 1999 - May 2000).

    Head of Epidemiology in the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital (and Victorian Gov't Department of Human Services). (2002-2007)

    Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health (2007-present).



Member of

  • Australasian Epidemiological Association. Member of the Australasian Epidemiological Association 1999 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2002
  • MCommH, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 1992
  • DTM&H, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 1986
  • MBBS, Monash University 1982

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 2002
  • Anne Griffin Prize (Best performance on a degree or diploma course for the year 1986), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 1986



Available for supervision

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