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.
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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