Professor Billie Bonevski

Professor in Public Health

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.05)

Billie Bonevski is a Professor of Public Health and behavioural scientist. She is interested in chronic disease prevention and her research is focussed on designing and evaluating health behaviour change interventions at the individual, systems, and population levels. Her research targets population groups at high risk of disease due to sociodemographic, clinical, or cultural factors. Her research is delivered within the community and real world settings such as mental health and drug and alcohol services, Aboriginal health services, and housing and financial aid services.


BA, Hons (1st Class), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

2021 - Fellow of the Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT)

2018 - Outstanding Mentor Award, Australiasian Professional Society for Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD)

2017 - Research Excellence Award, Hunter Children's Research Foundation (HCRF)

2016 - President's Prize (for tobacco control), Thoracic Society of Australia New Zealand (TSANZ)

Key responsibilities

Discipline Group Lead, Public Health, College of Medicine and Public Health

Discipline Lead, Public Health, College of Medicine and Public Health

Interim Director, National Centre for Education and Training in Addictions (NCETA)

Deputy Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame (UQ)

Supervisory interests
Chronic disease
Health behaviour change
Health promotion
Randomised clinical trial
Smoking cessation
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Indigenous (1)
  • Tobacco control