Professor Judith Dwyer

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Undisclosed (2.34)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Adjunct Professor Judith Dwyer is the former Director of Research in the Department of Health Care Management in the College of Medicine and Public Health, and a former CEO of Southern Health Care Network in Melbourne, and of Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, having worked in the Australian health system for more than 20 years. She was for several years a Research Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. She teaches in the Masters of Health Administration, and conducts research focused on health system governance and design, with a particular focus on Aboriginal health services. Professor Dwyer is a member of the board of Cancer Council South Australia, and Deputy Chair of Cancer Council Australia. She has extensive policy consulting experience, and is an author of the leading text Project Management in Health and Community Services, 2nd edition, published by Allen and Unwin in 2013. Professor Dwyer is the 2014 recipient of the Sidney Sax medal, awarded annually by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association in recognition of life-long contribution to Australia’s health.

Qualifications

BA (Queensland), MBA (Adelaide), Ph D (Flinders) Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2014  Recipient, Sidney Sax Medal for contribution of the Australian health system
  • 2003  Listed by The Bulletin as one of Australia's 'Smart 100'
  • 1998  Recipient, Inaugural Australian Medical Association Women's Health Award
  • 1997  Equal Opportunity Award, SA EO Commission for Flinders Medical Centre’s work with the local Aboriginal community to establish Karpa Ngarratendi (the FMC Aboriginal Health Unit) and to recognise Kaurna custodianship of the land
Research expertise
Indigenous health
Policy and administration
Public health and health services
Research interests

Professor Dwyer's research is focused on governance, funding and accountability in health care.

Supervisory interests
Aboriginal health services
Health services research
Women's health
Publications
Expert for media contact
Aboriginal Issues
Health Management, Policy and Ethics
Hospitals
Primary Health Care
Aboriginal Health Services
Health Management
Health Policy
Hospitals
Primary Health Care
Women's Health
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Media expertise
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Health Management, Policy and Ethics
  • Hospitals
  • Primary Health Care
Interests
  • Aboriginal Health Services
  • Health Management
  • Health Policy
  • Hospitals
  • Primary Health Care
  • Women's Health

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