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Rob Moodie

Professor In Public Health
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
HIV/AIDS particularly in developing countries
Urban planning
Public Environmental & Occupational Health
Tobacco control
Public Health
non–communicable diseases
Prevention of alcohol related problems
Prevention of obesity
public health leadership
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Rob Moodie

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Health education and promotion
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Rob Moodie


Rob Moodie is currently Deputy Head of School and Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH), and Professor of Public Health at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. Prior to this he was the Director of Teaching and Learning at MSPGH, and before that was the inaugural Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute.

He was trained in medicine and public health and worked in refugee health care in the Sudan for Save the Children Fund and Medicins Sans Frontieres, and later for Congress, the Aboriginal Community controlled health service in Central Australia from 1982-1988. He worked for many years on HIV prevention for the Health Department Victoria, the Burnet Institute, WHO's Global Programme on AIDS. He was then appointed as the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-98, and was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific. He chaired the Technical Advisory Panel of Avahan, the Gates Foundation's HIV prevention program in India from 2004-2013. He was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007, the world’s first health promotion foundation based on a dedicated tobacco tax. From 2008-2011 he chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce in Australia, which recommended the introduction of plain packaging. He now chairs the Gavi Vaccine Alliance’s Evaluation Advisory Committee, and advises the World Health Organization in the areas of Non Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion.

He has particular interests in non–communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS and teaches a number of courses in Malawi, Melbourne and in Mozambique on public health leadership skills and health promotion. He has co-edited and co-authored 4 books including Promoting Mental Health, Hands on Health Promotion and his most recent, Recipes for a Great Life written with Gabriel Gate.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Member of the Order of Australia


Life Member, Melbourne University Rugby Football Club


International Academic Partnership Merit Award. University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique 2013


Victorian Fathers Day Committee


Inaugral recipient Albert Schweitzer Prize

Harvard School of Public Health


Public Health Fellowship

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation


FAIM - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management


FFPHM - Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine


FRACGP - Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners





Professor In Public Health

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health

Chair, Technical Advisory Pane- For Avahan

Gates Foundation

Chair, Program Coordinating Committee

DFAT Program Coordinating Committee

Acting Commissioner

UNAIDS Pacific Commission

Board Member

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)

Chairman, Board Of Directors

Melbourne Storm Rugby League

Working Group On Prevention


Steering Committee

Asia Pacific Leadership Forum on HIV/AIDS


Minister of Foreign Affairs Aid Advisory Council


Masters of Public Health in International Health

Harvard University

Diploma Tropical Medicine

College de France

Diplome de Langue

Alliance Francasie

Diploma in Obsterics and Gynaecology

Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

University of Melbourne