Professor Nicholas Glasgow

BHB, MBChB, GradDipFamMed(Monash), GradCertEdStudies(Sydney), MD, MD (Hon), FRNZCGP, FRACGP, FAChPM
Emeritus Professor
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Primary Health Care 111717
  • Public Health And Health Services 1117
  • Medicine, Nursing And Health Curriculum And Pedagogy 130209

Research interests

Palliative medicine and end of life care research

Primary health care research with a particular interest in chronic disease and comorbidity.

Scholarship in teaching and learning with a particular interest in outcomes based educational approaches including competency based medical education.


Nicholas Glasgow is a retired general practitioner and palliative medicine specialist. A graduate of the University of Auckland he has held academic appointments at the University of the United Arab Emirates, the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong, and The Australian National University. His doctoral thesis examined the interface between primary and secondary care in a rapidly developing country.

He has wide experience in all aspects of curriculum development, approaches to teaching, assessment and evaluation of educational programs across the vertical continuum of medical education. He has twice been a Harvard Macy Scholar. 

He has served on high level university committees including the Senior Management Group of the university, and as Chair of the Academic Board. He undertakes high level service on various professional and health service committees of organisations. He was a Ministerial Appointee to the National Lead Clinicians Group (acting Chair of the NLCG during the first half of 2014), was Chair of the ACT Clinical Senate and a Ministerial Appointee to ACT Health Directorate Local Hospital Network. He was President of Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand 2015 - 2016. He makes regular contributions to the work of the Australian Medical Council serving on medical school and college accreditation committees (including as Chair), and in respect of applications for recognition as a medical speciality.


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