Professor Tracy Smart

Professor, Military and Aerospace Medicine
ANU College of Health and Medicine

Areas of expertise

  • Public Health 4206
  • Other Biomedical And Clinical Sciences 3299

Research interests

Health Security

Impacts of Military Service

Health Leadership

Space Medicine


Professor Smart is a physician, health leader, aerospace medicine specialist, and retired Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) senior officer. During 35 years of service, Prof Smart served in tactical, operational and strategic roles; on overseas deployments to Rwanda, Timor Leste, the Middle East, and Lebanon; undertook exchange tours with the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force; and served as Surgeon General of the ADF and Commander Joint Health from 2015 to 2019. She transferred to the RAAF Reserve in early 2020.   

Prof Smart is currently Professor, Military and Aerospace Medicine at the Australian National University, working in the subject areas of Health Security, the impacts of military service, health leadership and as a Mission Specialist (Space Medicine) for ANU InSpace. She was ANU’s COVID Public Health Lead until March 2022. In addition, Prof Smart is: President, Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine; Honorary Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne; and Strategic Advisor – LGBTI Inclusion, Department of Defence. She is also a member of the following: the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal; the National Security College (ANU) Advisory Board; the Australian Space Agency’s Technical Advisory Group on Space Medicine & Life Sciences; the Australian Football League’s Mental Health Steering Group; Health Security Systems Australia’s Divisional Advisory Panel; the Australian War Memorial Development Project Veterans’ Advisory Group; and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Veteran’s Advisory Group. 


Projects and Grants

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