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Dr Ian Wronski is Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville.
Ian was the first Medical Director of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and was a practicing procedural clinician in the Kimberley region until 1992. Professor Wronski then commenced work at JCU in 1993 as founding Head of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and later assumed the role of Executive Dean in the then Faculty of Health, Life and Molecular Sciences. Since working at JCU, Ian has focussed on developing the medical and health sector, with specific attention to rural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and tropical populations, and has been responsible for the introduction of a range of health professional programs at the University that target workforce shortages in disadvantaged communities.
Throughout his career, Ian’s focus has been on the development of health workforce and health infrastructure in northern Australia and the broader Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions.
Ian is also Chair and a Member on a range of committees and boards, some of which include:
In 2014, Ian was made an Officer of the Order of Australian in the Queen’s Birthday Honours to recognise his service to higher education, particularly in the areas of tropical and rural health and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.