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Professor Nicola Spurrier is a dual qualified Medical Specialist, Public Health Physician and Paediatrician, with 29 years’ experience within SA Health including 10 years in the Department for Health and Wellbeing, the past two holding senior roles.

She is a strategic and innovative leader, who has specialised in developing and implementing policies and programs across child health, obesity prevention and Aboriginal health. With extensive experience in health protection and promotion, public health partnership and health diplomacy activities; combined with statewide clinical leadership experience and particular expertise in innovative approaches to medical education and workforce development.

Professor Nicola Spurrier is the Chief Public Health Officer for SA Health and has accountability for public health and communicable disease issues. The Chief Public Health Officer also advises the Minister and the Chief Executive of SA Health about proposed legislative or administrative changes related to public health and about other matters relevant to public health.

Professor Spurrier has held Academic Status as Associate Professor with the College of Medicine and Public Health since March 2011 and, prior to that, was employed by the University from June 1998 to March 2010 (Paediatrics and Child Health). In April 2020, the University awarded her Academic Status at the level of Professor.


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