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Ross Bailie is Director of the University Centre for Rural Health at the University of Sydney. In this role, Ross is responsible for strategic and operational leadership to support sustainable academic and workforce development and research performance.
Prior to his current role, Ross performed a variety of roles at Menzies School of Health Research over an employment period of 18 years. He was the Scientific Director of the Centre for Primary Health Care Systems, Senior Principal Research Fellow/Professor of Public Health, Head of Research Development and Acting Deputy Director at Menzies. He was also the scientific leader for a National Health and Medical Research Council funded project, ABCD National Research Partnership on quality improvement in Indigenous primary health care.
Ross has worked both nationally and internationally in places such as South Africa and New Zealand. He has a background in rural general practice, primary health care systems and environmental health research with particular research interests in epidemiology, population health, quality improvement and primary health care systems.
Ross has been honoured with numerous awards, some of which include: