Professor Paul Dugdale

BM,BS(Flinders); MA(ANU); MPH(Sydney); PhD(Sydney); FAFPHM(RACP); GAICD.
Director ANU Centre for Health Stewardship
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61434669622

Areas of expertise

  • Health Policy 160508
  • Health Services And Systems 4203
  • Sociology 4410


Paul Dugdale is a public health physician with experience as a policy adviser, senior executive, juristictional chief health officer and hospital staff specialist. He currently consults as Principal Medical Advisor for Aspen Medical Advisory Services Pty Ltd. His clinical practice has been in chronic disease management including obesity medicine. He is Clinical Professor of Public Health in the ANU School of Medicine and Psychology, and Director of the ANU Centre for Health Stewardship in the College of Health and Medicine. He was previously Chair of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and is currently President of the Friends of the School of Music at ANU.

Researcher's projects

Impact of COVID-19 on antenatal care in West Nusa Tengara: Collaboration with Mataram University Medical School

Smoke, air quality and pregnancy: qualitative research collaboration between College of Health and Medicine and Research School of Social Sciences

iLAuNCH Hub: supporting Aspen Medical's participation as an industry partner for space medicine, health and wellbeing 

Development of pathology testing using dried blood-spot technology: collaborative research with Trajan Scientific (previously with ITL)

Obesity management research: in collaboration with the Canberra Obesity Management Service and other members of the National Association of Clinical Obesity Services

Toward an integrated science of wellbeing

Current student projects

The political economy of health insurance in Pakistan: PhD candidate Dr Zulfiqar Ali

Digital health transformation in a regional health service: PhD candidate Ms Qingqing Liu

eHealth enhanced chronic disease management in a large regional health service. PhD candidate Ms Yunli Shao

Discourse analysis of refugee health. MChD candidate James Marshall

Quality assurance review of control of a COVID-19 outbreak in the student residences of an Australian university campus. MPH candidate Isabella Corsello


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  29 November 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers