Professor Charles Guest

Professor Charles Guest

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Chair - Clinical Governance Committee

Charles has worked across the health sector, in government, academic and other settings, including positions at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Center for Disease Control, United States Public Health Service.

As a public health physician, he has served as Chief Health Officer in the Australian Capital Territory and, later, Victoria. 

His experience includes, epidemiology for risk assessment and management, governance and regulation, research and development, clinical medicine, workforce development and education, literacy and training to improve medicine and public health in Australia and international locations, with a focus on disadvantage.

As past President of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, he has helped to define this professional field as a founding editor of the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice.  This book has been recognised by the World Health Organization as a core text, has won the British Medical Association Book Award and has been adopted in many countries. 

Charles has made additional leadership contributions to the Medical Journal of Australia, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Public Health Association of Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Specialist Medical Review Council.