Professor Michael Kidd, AM FAHMS

MBBS (Hons) Melbourne, MD Monash, DCCH Flinders, DipRACOG, MCFP, AMA(M), FRACGP, FAIDH, FACHI, FAICD, FRCGP (Honorary), FAFPM (Honorary), FHKCFP (Honorary), FRNZCGP (Honorary), FCGPSL (Honorary), FBAFP (Honorary), FACNEM (Honorary)

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Research Biography

Professor Michael Kidd AM is Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. 

He is the current 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. From 2009-2016 he was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. He is also Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. From May 2017 to April 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 over 30 years experience as a general practitioner working in inner city, rural and remote practices with special interests in the care of people with HIV, mental health and Indigenous Health. He was president of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) from 2013-2016, and President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) from 2002-2006. He is the Patron of General Practice Registrars Australia, and the Australian General Practice Students Network.

He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and served as a Council member of the Australian Government's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from 2015-2018. His areas of research contributions include global health, primary care and general practice, digital health, health policy, medical education, safety and quality in primary care, and the primary care management of HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections. He is the author or editor of 16 books and the author of over 170 peer-reviewed publications. He has a research Doctorate of Medicine in medical education from Monash University.

He chairs the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Primary Health Care Advisory Committee, and serves as a board member of several health organisations, including Beyond Blue and Telstra Health.

Research Interests

Primary health care and general practice, medical informatics, health policy, medical education, safety and quality in primary care, and the primary care management of HIV, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections.


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