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 for the Lowitja Institute (formerly the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health). She taught in the Masters of Health Administration, and conducts research focused on health system policy, governance and funding, with a particular focus on Aboriginal health services. Professor Dwyer is a member of the board of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network. She has extensive policy consulting experience, and is lead author of the text Project Management in Health and Community Services, 3rd edition, published by Allen and Unwin in 2019. Professor Dwyer is a Member of the Order of Australia, awarded in 2019 for services to health care and education. She 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.
BA (Queensland), MBA (Adelaide), Ph D (Flinders) Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.
Professor Dwyer's research is focused on governance, funding and accountability in health care.
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