Who we are

Meet our leadership team and find out about staffing for the interim Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC).

Leadership

Head of the interim Australian CDC and Chief Medical Officer

Professor Paul Kelly is the Head of the interim Australian CDC. 

He is a public health physician and epidemiologist with more than 30 years of research experience. He has worked around the world in health system development and infectious disease epidemiology. He chairs the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

He also continues to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government.

Our staff

The interim CDC is staffed by employees of the Department of Health and Aged Care.

The interim CDC will have a range of experts to lead its work, including:

  • epidemiologists
  • statisticians
  • public health practitioners
  • infectious disease physicians
  • specialist microbiologists
  • occupational health scientists
  • behavioural scientists
  • communication experts
  • bioethicists

Recruitment to support the establishment of new teams in the interim CDC will take place in 2024.

To find out about job vacancies in the interim  CDC, you can visit Current vacancies on the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care website.

Who we work with

We work with:

  • public health officials in the Australian and state and territory governments
  • groups in the health sector, such as professional groups and peak medical bodies
  • research institutions
  • laboratory networks.

The Australian and state and territory governments worked together to set up the interim CDC. Read the Australian Centre for Disease Control Statement of Intent to find out more.

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