Professors Michael Kidd and Sandra Eades appointed Honorary Professorial Fellows

Prof Kidd is a world-renowned professor of primary care who has held several prestigious appointments including President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, President of WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors), Head of Department of Family and Community Medicine University of Toronto and currently Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health and Professor of Primary Care Reform at the ANU.

He has worked for over 35 years as a family doctor/general practitioner and has wide-ranging research and education achievements in global health, primary health care and general practice/family medicine, digital health, mental health, health policy, the education of health professionals, safety and quality in primary care, the primary care management of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, and the role of case reports in contemporary health care.

As an honorary of our Department, staff and students will benefit from Prof Kidd’s academic expertise in primary care research, leadership, and policy experience.

Prof Eades is a renowned national leader in Indigenous health research.  Until March 2020, Prof Eades held the position of Professor and Associate Dean Indigenous, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.  She has recently taken up a new appointment with Curtin University as Dean of Medicine.

Prof Eades is a recognized medical practitioner with research expertise in Indigenous maternal, child and adolescent health, mental health and cardiovascular disease/diabetes, ageing and dementia in Indigenous communities.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a member with expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health for the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Prof Eades is leading a 5-year million minds research program on Indigenous youth mental health, working very closely with Prof Lena Sanci, a co-lead.

As an honorary of our Department, Prof Eades will be a public health research expert collaborator and will advise on the development of our culturally safe methods for teaching and research.