Professor Michael Kidd appointed to Council of NHMRC

Professor Michael Kidd says Australia, like Cuba, should be training more doctors and nurses to contribute to global health care.
Professor Michael Kidd is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

Flinders University’s Professor Michael Kidd will play a “vital role in guiding the current and future health of Australians” following today’s announcement of his appointment to the Council of the NHMRC.

Professor Kidd, who is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is one of 13 members announced today by the Minister for Health, Sussan Ley.

“The new Council provides an impressive cross section of high level skills and experience which will be extremely valuable to this key organisation,” said Ms Ley.

“Several members have been reappointed to the Council, to ensure continuity of corporate knowledge and experience in supporting the new chief executive Professor Anne Kelso AO.”

The NHMRC is Australia’s premier source of expert advice on health, research ethics and funding for research, and will play a vital role in setting the direction for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Appointments to the Council of the NHMRC are for a three year term.

Commonwealth, state and territory chief medical officers also serve on the Council of the NHMRC as ex-officio members.


The full list of appointees is:

  • Professor Bruce Robinson AM
  • Professor Sandra Eades
  • Ms Karen Carey
  • Professor Michael Kidd AM
  • Professor David Story
  • Professor Brendan Crabb AC
  •  Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO
  • Professor Jonathan Carapetis
  • Professor Kathryn North AM
  • Professor Ian Olver AM
  • Professor Sharon Lewin
  • Adjunct Professor Graeme Samuel AC
  • Professor Elizabeth A Sullivan

Biographical notes on the council members are at

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