Professor Rob Moodie

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Prof Moodie was the Inaugral Chair of Global Health at the Nossal Institute and is the current Chair of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. His Twitter handle currently reads ‘an ounce of sensible policy prevents tonnes of human suffering’ – the GlobalEx team has been honoured to work closely with Prof Moodie so far, and are sure he will have a profound influence on GlobalEx delegates.

As our mentor, Rob’s been working closely with us to shape the vision and content of the seminar to reflect the global health perspectives of top-level professionals in the field.


“Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health. Prior to this he was the inaugural Chair of Global health at the Nossal Institute. He first worked in refugee health care in the Sudan and later for Congress, the Aboriginal community controlled health service in Central Australia. He was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-98, and was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007. He chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011 and was a member of the Commission on AIDS in the Pacific.

He chairs the technical advisory panel of the Gates Foundation’s HIV prevention program in India. He has particular interests in non–communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS and teaches a number of courses here and in Mozambique on public health leadership and health promotion. He has co-edited and co-authored 4 books including Promoting Mental Health, Hands on Health Promotion and his latest, Recipes for a Great Life written with Gabriel Gate.”