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Nathan Grills

Associate Professor
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Medication misuse
Non-communicable diseases
Public Health
Government partnerships
Health Networks
Faith Based Organisations
Health systems
Disability inclusion
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Nathan Grills

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Global Health
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Nathan Grills


Assoc.Professor Nathan Grills, a Public Health Physician and NHMRC post doctoral fellow, works largely in India on disability, non communicable diseases and health curriculum development and training. He has worked as a Public Health Fellow (Dept.

of Health) and with CDC & WHO on HIV and civil society partnerships after completing his MPH and DPhil at Oxford University. He has international experience in Africa, Fiji, East Timor, PNG, Bangladesh and Nepal. He currently facilitates a Network of programs who work together to help train Community Health Workers to serve the under-served ( He has faculty positions with Melbourne University (, the Public Health Foundation of India (, the Emmanuel Health Association (India) ( and is the international coordinator for the Community Health Global Network (

Research interests:

• HIV AIDS- completed doctoral studies on HIV, and in particular the role of community based organizations, at Oxford University in association with CDC India Office and WHO Geneva
• Social Network Analysis Professional doctorate is based on network analysis. Practical experience in health network research in North India, Department of Health Victoria, Bangladesh and the UK.
• Consultant on engagement and partnerships with Faith Based Organisations
• Primary health care trainer- experience in North India, Nepal, Bangladesh, East Timor
• Program evaluation- experience in India, Australia and Nepal
• Qualitative research drawing on semi-ethnographic approaches

Current positions:
2012- Primary care Research advisory committee, CMC Vellore, India
8/2010- Postdoctoral Fellow, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne
2010- Associate, Emmanuel Health Association
2010- Lead Consultant, Uttarakhand Cluster Tobacco Control Initiative
2010- Honorary Faculty Member of the Public Health Foundation of India
2010- Founder and Company Director, IT Without Borders (IT-WOB)
11/2009- Research Fellow, Burnet Institute, Melbourne
11/2007- Co-director and International Coordinator, Community Health Global Network
9/2008- Executive Facilitator, Uttarakhand Cluster of the Community Health Global Network
7/2007- Emergency Doctor, Emergency Department, Box Hill Hospital

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 71 most recent scholarly works by Nathan Grills.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH): full scholarship to attend and present tobacco control research


Collaboration in health: The Case Study of the Uttarakhand Cluster

The Endeavour Fellowship


Awarded for quality of presentations for the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Victorian Chapter

Graham Rouch Award Runner-Up


statewide scholarship for allied health students, awarded on the basis of academic standing, rural motivation, and character

Victorian Health Care Scholarship


awarded to the 6th year judged by their colleagues to have contributed the most to medicine during the course

Association of Monash Medical Graduates prize


graduate prize for excellence in Medicine, Monash University

Harry Hindlop Green Scholarship


highest aggregate mark in Medicine and Surgery

Alfred Hospital Graduate Prize


highest mark in the final exams in Medicine and Surgery

College of Physicians Prize


Rhodes scholarship, Victoria


: for the student who contributed most significantly to the first 3 years of the medical course, and best addressed student issues

Faculty of Medicine Paul Bryce Prize, Monash University


FAFPHM - Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine





Associate Professor

Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health


Doctorate in Public Health

Monash University

Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Public Health

University of Oxford


University of Oxford

Global Health Sciences

University of Oxford

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Monash University