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Professor Ian Ring is a Professorial Fellow at the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute at the University of Woolongong. His prior appointment was as Professorial Fellow at Centre for Health Service Development, also at the University of Woolongong. He has previously been Head of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University (JCU), Principal Medical Epidemiologist at Queensland Health, and Foundation Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute at the Australian National University.
He has been a Member of the Board of the Australian Institute of Health, Member of the Council of the Public Health Association (PHA) and the Australian Epidemiological Association. He was the Elkington Orator for the Queensland Branch of PHA in 1992, and was awarded the Sidney Sax medal by JCU in 2001.
His interests include public health aspects of cardiovascular disease and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.