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Professor David Thomas is Head of the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Disease Division and Head of Tobacco Control Research at Menzies School of Health Research.
David’s research interests lie predominantly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research and tobacco control. He leads the Tobacco Control Research Program at Menzies, which he established in 2007, and has completed research relating to many aspects of Aboriginal tobacco control. David has published a range of peer-reviewed research articles and has authored a book titled, Reading doctor’s writing.
David has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and health research for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in medicine in 1985. David has worked for a range of Aboriginal community controlled health services and other organisations, including Nganampa Health Council in South Australia, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in Alice Springs, Danila Dilba in Darwin, the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), the University of Melbourne and the Lowitja Institute.