Head of School
Head of School and Professor of Public Health
Professor David Sibbritt is a professor of epidemiology who focuses on chronic illness, and in particular, on how people use self-care to treat chronic illnesses. David also has extensively researched primary health care and health services planning. David is also the Director of the Australian Centre for Public and Population Health Research (ACPPHR).
David is an experienced quantitative researcher, with expertise in research methodology. He has produced over 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, is an associate editor of two international peer-reviewed journals, and is/was a chief investigator on numerous National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council-funded projects.
Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning
Professor of Biostatistics
Professor Andrew Hayen is the Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning, and professor of biostatistics. Andrew is a senior biostatistician and is interested in the development and application of statistical methods in health. Andrew is a past president of the Australasian Epidemiological Association.
Andrew graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours, the University Medal in mathematical statistics, a Master of Biostatistics and a PhD in mathematical statistics. He is also a graduate of the NSW Biostatistics Training Program (opens external site). Andrew has published > 180 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Deputy Head of School - Research
Professor of Public Health
Distinguished Professor Jon Adams is the Deputy Head of School – Research, Director of the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) and a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Jon is the world-leading public health and health services researcher focused upon self-care, informal health care and traditional, complementary, integrative and indigenous medicine use and practice.
Jon is also the National Convenor of the Special Interest Group in Evidence, Research and Policy in Complementary Medicine at the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and Chair of International Membership of the Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section at the American Public Health Association (APHA). Jon has authored over 480 publications including 8 research books and has attracted over $20M in research funding to date.
Head of Discipline - Health Services Management
Professor of Health Services Management
Professor Joanne Travaglia is an academic leader in health services management teaching, research and engagement. Joanne is a health sociologist with a background in health services research, management and leadership and has an outstanding track record in teaching, course development and implementation, research and scholarship and consultancy work. Joanne is currently the Discipline Lead for Health Services Management and Director of the Centre for Health Services Management at UTS.
Joanne's particular interests are: vulnerability and risk in health and social care, the implementation of policy and theory in practice, knowledge creation and management in the public sector, social and organisational origins of errors and adverse events, clinical governance and its enactment, interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration and learning, mixed method research, disaster theory and the management of workplace diversity.