Professor Jonathan Craig

Vice President and Executive Dean

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences Building (3.34)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Jonathan Craig is an internationally recognised clinician and scientist and holds the position of Vice President and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine & Public Health.

Professor Craig has made a significant contribution to the clinical research landscape in the prevention, identification, management and treatment of chronic kidney disease, particularly in relation to children and in Indigenous communities.

He has led the formation of state, national and international networks to conduct high-quality, relevant trials in children and has been instrumental to the development and implementation of best-practice methods and guidelines relating to chronic kidney disease in Australia and globally.

Professor Craig holds a large number of board and advisory panel positions, including as a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Advisory Group on the Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence, a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, a member of the Medicare Services Advisory Committee, a member of the International Advisory Panel for Singapore’s Agency for Care Effectiveness, and President of the Australia-NZ Society of Nephrology.

He is a past member of the WHO expert review panel for global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property, a past chairman of the Steering Group of the Cochrane Collaboration, and a past member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program.


MBChB, DipCH, FRACP, M Med (Clin Epi), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

International Distinguished Medal of the National Kidney Foundation (of the US), to honour the achievement of individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of kidney disease, and to those who extend the goals of National Kidney Foundation.

‘Antecedents of Renal Disease in Aboriginal children’ named one of Ten of the Best Research Projects, National Health and Medical Research Council

TJ Neale Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nephrological Science, Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Kidney Health Australia Clinical Research Award

Honorary Membership of the Italian Society of Nephrology

The Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children Young Investigator’s Award

Sir Thaddeus McNaughton Surgical Prize

Research expertise
Chronic condition self-management
Clinical sciences
Indigenous health
Paediatrics and reproductive medicine
Public health and health services

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