Professor Rob Moodie

Professor In Public Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Rob Moodie is 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.


Professor Rob Moodie is highly experienced in the fields of medicine and public health. He has worked in various capacities, including providing health care to refugees in Sudan, working on HIV prevention projects, and serving as the CEO of VicHealth, the first health promotion foundation based on a dedicated tobacco tax. He has also been involved in several advisory roles for organisations such as UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation, and the Gavi Vaccine Alliance. His main interests lie in public health leadership skills, health promotion, and addressing the negative impact of unhealthy commodity industries (such as Big Tobacco, ultra-processed food, alcohol, and gambling) on health, as well as road safety. He has been actively engaged in teaching and refining leadership training programs, and he has co-edited and co-authored several books in the field of public health.

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