Professor Michael Kidd

AO, FAHMS, MBBS Hons, MD, DCCH, DipRACOG, MCFP, FRACGP, FAIDH, FACHI, FAICD, FRACMA Hon, FRCGP Hon, FAFPM Hon, FHKCFP Hon, FRNZCGP Hon, FCGPSL Hon, FBAFP Hon, FACNEM Hon
Honorary Professor of Primary Care Reform
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Research interests

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,the role of case reports in contemporary health care. 

Biography

Michael Kidd is an Australian academic, primary care researcher, educator and clinician.  He has a joint appointment as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Future Health Systems at the University of New South Wales, and as Professor of Global Primary Care and Future Health Systems at the University of Oxford. He is also a member of the board of The George Institute for Global Health, Telstra Health, and Therapeutic Guidelines Limited. From 2020 to 2023, he served as Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Government Department of Health, and Professor of Primary Care Reform at the Australian National University. He is also Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Honorary Professor with the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the College of Health and Public Health at Flinders University, and Adjunct Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. 

He was Professor and Chair of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney from 1996 to 2008, and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University from 2009 to 2016, with responsibility for the university’s School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and School of Health Sciences, and the university’s health and medical research and education activities across South Australia and the Northern Territory. 

From May 2017 to February 2020, he was Chair of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care, and Senior Innovation Fellow with the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. He has worked for over 35 years as a family doctor/general practitioner with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous health. He served two terms as the elected President of the RACGP from 2002 to 2006. He served as President of the World Organization of Family Doctors from 2013 to 2016. He is the Patron of the Australian General Practice Students Network and General Practice Registrars Australia.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to medicine and education in the areas of general practice and primary health care and through a range of professional organisations. He was promoted to Officer of the Order of Australia in the King's Birthday Honousr List in 2023.

 

 

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