About

Professor Peter A. Leggat, AM, ADC, MD Qld, PhD SAust, DrPH JCU, FAFPHM RACP, FFPH RCP(UK), FPHAA, FACTM, FACAsM, FFTM FFEWM ACTM, FFTM RCPSG, FACRRM, FISTM, FAIHS, FACE, FAICD, FRAS, FRGS, Hon.FFPM RCP(UK), Hon.FACTM, Hon.FFTM ACTM, WSO-CSE/CSM/CSS(OSH)/CSSD, ChOHSP, ISTM-CTH, is currently Professor (Promotional Chair) and Co-Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University (JCU), Australia. He is also Director, World Safety Organization (WSO) Collaborating Centre with nodes in Disaster Health and Emergency Response; Aerospace and Travel Health and Safety; and Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Co-Director). He has served on the JCU Academic Board since 2018 and is currently Deputy Chair. He also served as an elected staff member of the JCU Council from 2005-2018.

Qualifications

Professor Leggat graduated in medical science and medicine from the University of Queensland. He undertook postgraduate studies at various universities abroad, including Mahidol University (DTM&H; Most Outstanding Alumnus, 2006, Faculty of Tropical Medicine), the University of Dundee (MMedEd) and the University of Otago (DIH, MPH, MHSc), before completing doctorates at the University of South Australia (occupational health) and James Cook University (public health) and a higher doctorate at the University of Queensland (medicine). He has specialised in General Practice and Public Health Medicine (AHPRA MED0001374599) as well as Tropical Medicine (ADF ML4). He holds Fellowships in relevant professional organisations. He is also certified in aerospace medicine, travel medicine, workplace health and safety and as a Medical Review Officer. As part of his Fulbright Scholarship, he completed the Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program at Michigan State University. He holds several postgraduate qualifications in tertiary education and was elected a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2007. Professor Leggat was one of 50 ranked in The Educator Higher Education Hot List 2020, which included Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, senior academics and chief executive officers of higher education networks.

Experience

Professor Leggat has more than three decades of experience in medicine and higher education in Australia and Internationally. At JCU, throughout his academic career, he has variously been seconded to the positions of Deputy Head of School, Head of School, Academic Advisor, Faculty Associate Dean, Deputy Dean of College and Dean of College. He has worked in or had sustained contributions in various countries including Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Timor Leste and USA (Fulbright Scholarship), as well as having consulted, advised or undertaken research in India, Myanmar and Papua New Guinea. He also holds Adjunct Professorships at five universities in five countries. He has had a strong commitment throughout his career to enhancing participation in postgraduate education, broadening flexible learning opportunities, and fostering strong links between universities and industry. He has consulted with various organisations, including the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Therapeutic Goods Administration (Australia) and the WHO. He also serves as a Registered Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Australia) Expert. Recent major grants he has been involved with includes a grant from the US Department of Defence optimising prosthesis / residuum fit (through QUT; $526,000). He is also an Associate Investigator on a Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre grant for a study on "How can referral and access models of cardiac rehabilitation in rural and remote areas in North Queensland be Improved?" (JCU; $34,884).

Publication Highlights

Professor Leggat has published more than 500 journal papers (>7000 citations; h-index=41; i10-index=155; i100-index=11) and more than 90 chapters, as well as more than 35 books, directories and proceedings. His most recently published books are Neglected and Emerging Tropical Diseases in South and Southeast Asia and Northern Australia (MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, 2018) and Essential Travel Medicine (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK, 2015). He holds a number of editorial board appointments with professional journals, including Industrial Health (Editor), Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health (Consulting Editor), Journal of Military and Veterans' Health (Associate Editor) and Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease (Deputy Editor-in-Chief). He is currently lead Editor on a Special Issue titled COVID-19: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives. He has also presented more than 400 papers at national and international conferences. He has presented several orations including the 60th Ernest Sandford Jackson Memorial Lecture of the Australian Medical Association in 2008 and the Inaugural Robert Steffen Lecture of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FTM), The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM), in 2016. He is currently a Member, International Scientific Advisory Board, 20th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2021.

Professional Service

Professor Leggat is an experienced company director and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 1991. His current Board (Non-Executive Director) appointments include the International Society of Travel Medicine (President-Elect, 2019- ; formerly Secretary-Treasurer, 2013-19), St John Ambulance Australia, The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Dean of Education, 2013-), WSO (formerly Director-General, 1997-99), and the ACTM (President, 2020- ; formerly President, 1996-98, 2002-04; 2006-08, 2016-18). He also holds appointments with the FTM (Immediate Past Dean, 2020-) of the ACTM and the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (Council) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He has served as an Inaugural Fulbright Ambassador and is a current Fulbright Alumni Advisor. He has also been a Member of the permanent International Commission on Occupational Health since 2010 and is currently also a member of a Core Technical Team for the International Labour Organization.

Honours and Awards

Professor Leggat has been the recipient of more than 50 major national and international awards (selected recent awards are given under Honours), including admission as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2013 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List and promotion to Commander of the Order of St John in 2016. For the past seven years (2014-20), he has been an Australia Day Ambassador in support of the Queensland Government and the National Australia Day Council (learn more). He was appointed as an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia in 2019. Professor Leggat's contributions have been internationally recognised, including the WSO Glenn E. Hudson International Award in 2014 and the Royal Life Saving Society Commonwealth Diploma in 2018. He has also been elected as an Honorary Fellow of several professional organisations, including the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK) in 2014.

Teaching
  • TM5501: Tropical Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5502: Tropical Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5508: Diving and Marine Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5512: Travel Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5540: Public Health and the Workplace (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5581: Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Disaster Health and Emergency Response: WSO Collaborating Centre for Disaster Health and Emergency Response, Director, 2008-; WHO Emergency Operations Centres Network (EOC-NET), Member, 2015-; Inspector-General - Emergency Management, Qld Government, Disaster Management Research framework, Research Advisory Panel, 2019-; WHO Expert, Lessons Management for Mass Gathering Planning, Preparedness and Evaluation, 2019; Associate, Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2015; Geospatial and Space Applications in Disasters (UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER), 2009-.
  • Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion: WSO Board of Directors, various from 1989, including 2019-; Former WSO Director-General, 1997-99; WSO Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, co-Director, 2008-; World Safety Person of the Year, 1988; Queensland Injury Prevention Council, Queensland Government, 2008-12 (Deputy Chair, 2012); International Commission on Occupational Health, Working Group on Occupational Infectious Agents, 2010-; International Labour Organization, Core Techical Team, Techical Guidelines on Occupational Exposure to Biological Hazards, 2020-; Certifications: ChOHSP (AIHS); WSO-CSE/CSM/CSS/CSSD; MRO
  • Travel Medicine: ISTM, President-Elect, 2019-, Secretary-Treasurer, 2013-19, Executive Board, 2003-05, Foundation Member, 1991-; Fellow, 2016-; ACTM, FTM, Immediate Past Dean, 2020-, Dean, 2016-20; New Zealand Society of Travel Medicine, Honorary Member; Australian Travel Health Advisory Group, Member, 2004-, Honorary Secretary, 2010-; PGCTravelMed (JCU); ISTM-CTH.
  • Aerospace Medicine: WSO Collaborating Centre for Aerospace and Travel Health and Safety, Director, 2009-; Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine, Dean of Education, 2013-; International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, Academician, 2016-; CASA, Designated Aviation Medical Examiner, 2001-; CASA, Medical Review Officer, 2008-; Aeromedical Society of Australia, Member, 2003- (AME-RW); PGCAME, MHSc (AvMed) (Otago); GCAstro (JCU); GCAsM (Griffith).
  • Other Professional Interests: Public Health Medicine; Therapeutic Goods Evaluation; Pharmaceutical Medicine; Military Medicine; Bioethics; and Planetary Health.
Research
  • Tropical Medicine: WHO Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Co-Director, 2017-; JCU Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, Member, 2016- ; ACTM, President, 1996-98, 2002-04, 2006-08, 2016-18, 2020-; American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Distinguished International Fellow, 2020-; New York Academy of Sciences, Life Member, 1985- .
Teaching
  • Health Professional Education: Practice of academagogy [a 'meshed' model of pedagogy (method and practice of teaching), andragogy (adult education) and heutagogy (self-determined learning)], which allows for flexibility in teaching by using a variety of methods. Currently focusing on Health Workforce Development; Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Communicable disease control; Travel, Diving and Expedition Medicine; and postgraduate health professional education. Professional: Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. Experience: >35 years in tertiary education; >12 years experience in training as Director of Training (Qld) and Director of Training (National) for St John Ambulance Australia.
Experience
  • 2017 to present - co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases (AUS-131), College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to present - Director, World Safety Organizaton Collaborating Centres for Aerospace and Travel Health and Safety (2008-), Disaster Health and Emergency Response (Director, 2008-), and Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (co-Director, 2008-), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2007 to present - Professor (Promotional Chair), College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences (from 2014); School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (2007-2014), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1999 to present - Medical Officer, RAAMC [Lieutenant Colonel (O-5), 1999-2013; Colonel (O-6), 2013- ], Australian Army, Defence Health Service (Army Reserve, HSRA-Q, Brisbane; DHSAR, Brisbane; 3HSB Sydney; CAG-HQ, 3HSB, Adelaide, 1999-2017; Standby Reserves, DCWM-A, Canberra, 2017- ; Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, 2019-)
  • 1998 to present - Justice of the Peace (Qualified), Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Australia (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Deputy Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Head, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences (seconded/Acting), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2016 - Visiting Medical Officer (Part-time), Lavarack Barracks Health Centre, Aspen Medical (Townsville)
  • 1996 to 2016 - Tropical Disease Specialist, 1996-2016; Co-Director, 2016; Director, 2016, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Lymphatic Filariasis, Soil-transmitted Helminths and Neglected Tropical Diseases (AUS-68), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2015 - Panel Member, Review of Public Health Emergency Operations Centres, World Health Organization (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Head, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (seconded/Acting), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2007 to 2014 - Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Deputy Head (Campus Head), School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Head, Discipline of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Director, Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2011 to 2012 - Director of Research Training, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Queensland Injury Prevention Council (Member, 2008-12; Deputy Chair, 2012), Queensland Health (Brisbane)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Head, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences (seconded/Acting), James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1997 to 2009 - Academic Advisor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1992 to 2008 - Visiting Medical Officer (Part-time), Department of Defence (Townsville)
  • 2007 - Short Term Consultant, World Health Organization (Putrajaya, Malaysia)
  • 1999 to 2006 - Associate Professor, Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2000 - Medical Officer, RAAMC (Lieutentant Colonel, O-5), United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor, Australian Regular Army (Dili, East Timor)
  • 1997 to 2000 - Deputy Head, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1999 - Temporary Advisor, World Health Organization (Pune, India)
  • 1997 to 1998 - Commissioner for Declarations, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government, Australia (Townsville)
  • 1992 to 1998 - Senior Lecturer, Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1995 to 1997 - Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1991 - Honorary Consultant, Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1987 to 1991 - Medical Officer, RAAMC (Lieutenant, O-2, 1987-88; Captain, O-3, 1988-91; Officer Commanding Clinical Services (O-4 position), 1991), Australian Regular Army (DSU, Brisbane; Repatriation General Hospital, Brisbane; 2FD AMB, 3BASB, 2/4 RAR (TDY), 4 FD REGT (TDY), 3/4 CAV (TDY), Townsville; 1RTB Kapooka, Wagga Wagga)
  • 1990 - Medical Officer, RAAMC (Captain, O-3, 1990), Australian Regular Army (Australian Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • 1988 to 1989 - Medical Officer, Repatriation General Hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs (Brisbane)
  • 1984 to 1989 - NHMRC Medical Undergraduate Scholarship, 1984-85 (Honours); Clinical Tutor, Research Assistant (Part-time), 1985-89; AMSA-AMA J.G. Hunter Research Fellowship (Part-time), 1985; Lecturer (sessional), 1986-87, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 1986 to 1987 - Summer Research Scholarship, Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine, Flinders University of South Australia (Adelaide)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Second Silver Bar to the Service Medal of the Order of St John, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2020 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2019 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2018 - Commonwealth Lifesaving - Royal Life Saving Society, Drowning Prevention Diploma
  • 2018 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2017 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2017 - First Silver Bar to the Service Medal of the Order of St John, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2016 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2016 - Commander of the Order of St John, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. C2016G01262
  • 2015 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2014 - Australia Day Ambassador, Queensland, National Australia Day Council
  • 2013 - Returned from Active Service Badge, No. 0398/13, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2013 - Australian Active Service Medal (with Clasp East Timor), Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2013 - Member of the Order of Australia, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. C2013G00848
  • 2012 - Service Medal of the Order of St John, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2011 - 2010 - 2011 Queensland Flood and Cyclone Citation, Governor-of-Queensland-in-Council
  • 2011 - Commendation (Silver), St John Ambulance Australia
  • 2011 - Officer of the Order of St John, Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. C2011GN41S151
  • 2007 - Australian Defence Medal for Service, Commonwealth of Australia
Fellowships
  • 2016 - Fellow, International Society of Travel Medicine
  • 2015 - Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Travel Medicine, The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • 2014 - Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society (UK) (PoC, Point of Contact, Australia, 2016-)
  • 2014 - Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
  • 2012 - Fellow, Public Health Association of Australia (Foundation Member 1985-2012; Fellow, 2012-), formerly ANSEARCH/APHA & PHAANZ
  • 2012 - Fellow, The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Board, 2013-; Dean of Education, 2013-)
  • 2011 - Fellow, Faculty of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (Joint Faculties Registrar, 2011-)
  • 2011 - Honorary Fellow, The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • 2011 - Fellow (Through Distinction), Faculty of Public Health, Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
  • 2008 - Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (UK)
  • 2007 - Fellow, Australian College of Educators
  • 2006 - Fellow, Faculty of Travel Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (UK)
  • 2001 - Fellow, Faculty of Travel Medicine of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (Chair, 1999-2001; Acting Chair, 2014-15; Chair, 2015-16; Dean, 2016-2020; Immediate Past Dean, 2000- ; Joint Faculties Registrar, 2011-)
  • 1998 - Fellow, Australian Institute of Health and Safety (formerly Safety Institute of Australia) (College of Fellows, 2005- ; Chartered Generalist OHS Professional, 2015- )
  • 1998 - Fellow, The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
  • 1995 - Fellow, The Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) (AFPHM, Queensland Executive Committee, 2007-12; RACP representative, Australian Space Agency, 2019-; AFPHM Council 2020-)
  • 1992 - Fellow, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 1991 - Fellow, The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (Council, 1991-; President, 1996-8, 2002-4, 2006-8, 2016-8; Vice-President, 2000-1; President-Elect, 2001-2, 2005-6, 2015-6, 2020- ; Honorary Secretary, 1991-6, 1999-2000; Honorary Treasurer, 2008-15)
  • 1991 - Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors [Company Directors Diploma; GDipCDA (UNE)]
Memberships
  • 2020 - Australian Resuscitation Council, Council Representative (ARC, Council representative, 2014-15; 2020-)
  • 2020 - Core Technical Team, Technical Guidelines on Occupational Exposures to Biological Hazards, International Labour Organization
  • 2020 - Australasian University Safety Association
  • 2020 - Elected Academic Staff Representative to the UniSuper Consultative Committee, James Cook University, Australia
  • 2019 - Research Advisory Panel, Inspector-General Emergency Management, Queensland Government, Australia
  • 2018 - Panel of Experts, Tertiary Education and Quality and Standards Agency, Commonwealth of Australia
  • 2018 - Academic Board, James Cook University, Australia (Quality Portfolio, 2018-20 ; Microcredentialling Working Group, 2019-; Deputy Chair, 2020-)
  • 2017 - Military Matters Working Group (formerly DTHM Military Matters Working Group), James Cook University, Australia
  • 2016 - International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (Academician)
  • 2016 - Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Australia
  • 2016 - Editorial Board, Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, MDPI - Official Journal of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, 2016-)
  • 2015 - Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Network (EOC-NET), World Health Organization
  • 2014 - Advisory Committee, Centre of Emergency and Disaster Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2014 - International Association for Education in Ethics
  • 2014 - Royal Society of Queensland
  • 2011 - International Society for Infectious Disease (Certified EpiCore Member, 2016-)
  • 2010 - International Commission on Occupational Health (Member, Working Group on Occupational Infectious Diseases, 2010-)
  • 2009 - South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (Diving Medical Examiner)
  • 2008 - St John Amb. Aust. [Med. Exp. Panel, 2008-11; Med. Adv. Panel, 2011-9; Dep. Chair, HREC, 2011-3; Chair, HREC, 2013-; Dep. Dir. Trg, 2011-3; Priory Hon. & Awards Comm., 2013-9; Chair, Clin. Gov. Comm., 2019-; Dir. Trg, 2013-9; Board, 2013-]
  • 2008 - Medical Review Officer (Medical Review Officers Certification Council, 2008-2015; Australasian Medical Review Officers Association, 2016-)
  • 2008 - Editorial Board, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health (Consulting Editor, 2008-)
  • 2007 - Aeromedical Society of Australasia [formerly International Society for Aeromedical Services (Australasia)] -retrieval medicine
  • 2006 - Editorial Board, Journal of Military and Veteran's Health (Associate Editor, 2008-)
  • 2006 - Editorial Board, Industrial Health (Editor, 2006-)
  • 2005 - Evaluation Panel (Drug Safety and Evaluation), Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia
  • 2004 - Travel Health Advisory Group, Australia, The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (Member, 2004-; Honorary Secretary, 2010-)
  • 2003 - Associate, College of Public Health Medicine, Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 2003 - Phi Beta Delta Honour Society for International Scholars
  • 2003 - Australasian Society for Aerospace Medicine
  • 2002 - Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2001 - Designated Aviation Medical Examiner, Civil Aviation Safety Authority
  • 2000 - International Association for Dental Research
  • 2000 - St John Amb. Aust., Qld [Med. Officer (MO), 2000-1; Reg. MO, 2001-8; SMO, 2008-10; SPO, 2010-4; Res., Gde 1, 2015-6; Retd, 2016; Chair, Trg Br./Dir. Trg, 2008-16; Board, 2008-17; Med Pol. Comm., 2016-7; Fin., Risk & Comp. Comm., 2016-7; Council, 2018-]
  • 1999 - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (Member)
  • 1997 - New Zealand Society of Travel Medicine (Honorary Member)
  • 1992 - Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand (Life Member)
  • 1991 - Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (Life Member)
  • 1991 - International Society of Travel Medicine (Exec. Board, 2003-5, 2019-; NewsShare Ed, 2010-2; Leadership Council, 2010-2, 2013-; Secretary-Treasurer, 2013-9; Finance Committee, 2013-; Scientific Program Oversight Committee, 2013-; President-Elect, 2019-)
  • 1987 - Australasian Epidemiological Association (Foundation Member)
  • 1986 - World Safety Organization (Life Member; WSO-CSM/CSS, 1986-, WSO-CSE, 1987-; WSO-CSSD, 1988); Board, 1989-99, 2003-10, 2012-18; 2019- ; Deputy Director-General, 1993-97; Director-General, 1997-99)
  • 1985 - New York Academy of Sciences (Life Member; NYAS Ambassador, 2018; 2019; 2020)
  • 2015 to 2019 - ISTM Foundation (Board member, 2015-19; Secretary-Treasurer, 2015-19)
  • 2014 to 2018 - Editorial Board, Pharmaceuticals (Editor, Special Issue, Tropical Medicine, 2010; 2014)
  • 2014 to 2018 - 16th Council, James Cook University [Finance Committee, 2014-17; Controlled Entities Sub-Committee, 2014-2016 (Deputy Chair, 2014-2016); Working Group of Council, 2015-18; Ceremonial and Honorary Degrees Committee, 2017-18]
  • 2012 to 2015 - Queensland Council for Injury Prevention (Deputy Chair, 2012-15)
  • 2009 to 2014 - 15th Council, James Cook University (Finance Committee, 2009-12; Strategy Committee, 2012-14)
  • 2008 to 2014 - Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation, Grant Advisory Committee (Chair, 2011-14)
  • 2000 to 2013 - Editorial Board, Journal of Travel Medicine (Book Review Editor, 2003-09; Deputy Editor-in-Chief, 2009-11)
  • 2012 - National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), Grant Review Panel
  • 2010 to 2012 - Ethics Review Committee (Chair, 2010-12)
  • 2008 to 2012 - Queensland Injury Prevention Council
  • 2002 to 2012 - Editorial Board, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease (Editorial Advisor, 2003-10)
  • 2010 - Australian Research Council, Excellence in Research Australia, Research Evaluation Committee
  • 1994 to 2010 - Human Research Ethics Committee, James Cook University (Chair, 2004-10)
  • 2009 - National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), Grant Review Panel
  • 2005 to 2009 - 14th Council, James Cook University [(JCUS Sub-Committee, 2005-06; Ceremonial Honorary Doctorates Committee, 2005-09 (Deputy Chair, 2006-09)]
Other
  • 2020 - Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy, Monash University, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 2018 - Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • 2015 - Associate, Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 2013 - Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2013 - Fellow, Centre for Emergency and Disaster Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia
  • 2009 - Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2002 - Fellow, St Margaret's College, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 2000 - Visiting Professor, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1995 - Visiting Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Prince of Songkla, Hat Yai, University, Thailand
  • 2015 - Inaugural Mindset Scholarship, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
  • 2002 to 2003 - Fulbright Scholarship. Australian-American Fulbright Commission (Michigan State University, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, and the American Management Association International)
Publications

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Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Grant

How can models of referral and access to cardiac rehabilitation in rural and remote areas of Far North Queensland be improved?

Indicative Funding
$5,000
Summary
To investigate how to improve referral and access models of cardiac rehabilitation services for people living independently in rural and remote areas of North Queensland. Mixed method research will be used to develop an evidence base including descriptive epidemiological data of people hospitalised with heart disease, a hospital case study of referral and discharge processes, and participatory action research involving health professionals and people living independently in rural and remote areas, following hospitalisation for heart disease. Based on the findings, propose model(s) aimed to improve referral and access models of cardiac rehabilitation in the target population.
Investigators
Patricia Field, Peter Leggat and Ian Ring (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Division of Tropical Health & Medicine)
Keywords
cardiac rehabilitation; Rural; Remote Areas; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; Barriers; Pathways

The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine - Travel Health Advisory Group Grant Scheme

Australians travelling abroad: travel health advice, insurance, concerns and purpose

Indicative Funding
$17,766 over 2 years
Summary
Australians have been travelling overseas in record numbers. In previous studies, travellers have not always sought pre-travel health advice or taken out travel insurance, but this may be changing with industry messaging. The purpose of travel may also be changing. The aims of the study are to conduct a survey (a component of the Australian Social Survey): * to describe the patterns and purpose of travel of Australian travellers abroad; * to ascertain the extent to which these travellers sought pre-travel health advice and from whom; * to gain an understanding of travellers' main issues that they may be concerned a bout whilst travelling; * to determine if travellers are taking out travel insurance for their trip and from whom. This information will be able to support travel advice for Australians travelling abroad, by assisting Australian travel health authorities in better directing service delivery for travellers, as well as for teaching purposes to assist in understanding the different risks involved in travel.
Investigators
Richard Franklin and Peter Leggat (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Travel Medicine; travel healrth; Death; antimalarials; Malaria

Travel Health Advisory Group - ACTM Research Grant

Travel Health - Deaths, antimalarial prescriptions and Website

Indicative Funding
$35,630 over 2 years
Summary
On average each year 300 international travellers die while in Australia. This study aims to update (2006-2012) the previous research (1997-2000 and 2001-2003) on traveller deaths in Australia. There is also a dearth of information about deaths of children travellers and trauma related travellers deaths. Information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) cause of death information will be utilised to describe travellers deaths 2006-2012. Malaria continues to represent a significant risk for some travellers from Australia and malaria chemoprophylaxis has remained an important countermeasure. Trends in antimalarial use may be influenced by a number of factors, including the availability of antimalarials, increasing resistance, the issuing of updated guidelines for malaria chemoprophylaxis, and continuing education. The aim of this study is to investigate the trends in prescription of antimalarial drugs, particularly those recommended for chemoprophylaxis in Australia, from 2009 to 2013 and to update the last study covering the period 2005 to 2009.
Investigators
Richard Franklin and Peter Leggat (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Travel Medicine; Death; Malaria; Travel Health; Antimalarials
Supervision

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Current
  • A Qualitative Study on the Factors Influencing Pre-retirement Planning of Hong Kong People and the Role of Occupational Therapist in Pre-retirement Planning and Intervention (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • First Responder and Pre-Hospital Treatment of Decompression Sickness (DCS): Oxygen Delivery and Retrieval Considerations (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Review of Communication and Support Systems for People From Rural and Remote N. Queensland who have been Recently Hospitalised with Cardiac Disease and Development, Piloting and Evaluation of a Revised Model of Care (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • Gender differences for drowning incidents; exploring differences using the Haddon's matrix (PhD , Advisor Mentor)
  • The adult drowning victim (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Capacity Building for Periodontal Disease Management in Tonga (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Perils in Paradise: The epidemiology of tourist injuries in Queensland, Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Understanding the Aeromedical Patient journey and Outcomes in Central Queensland: A Linked Data Study (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Drowning incidence and risk mitigation strategies for migrant populations living in Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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  • 1 collaboration
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