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A/ Professor Grant Blashki

Grant Blashki - Associate Professor in Global Health at the Nossal Institute of Global Health

Grant Blashki - Associate Professor in Global Health at the Nossal Institute of Global Health

A/ Professor Grant Blashki has several roles including Associate Professor in Global Health at Nossal Institute for Global Health, Board Director at Australian Conservation Foundation and  Leader of the Health Equity theme at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. Grant still finds the time to continue practicing as a GP and is Fellow and Examiner of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

His three themes of work are:

- climate change and health

- mental health, and

- primary health care.

Grant’s dedication to research has seen him co-author over 85 peer-reviewed publications, be lead author of the text book General Practice Psychiatry (also translated into Italian and currently Chinese), and over the last 5 years has been a chief investigator on approximately $4 million of research projects.

Grant is actively engaged in several community projects such as beyondblue and the Al Gore Climate Leadership Project. Interestingly, he also co-founded the organization Doctors for the Environment Australia.  So dedicated is he to these and many other initiatives, that he was a co-recipient of the Fundraisers Institute of Australia’s Major Grants Fundraising Award for philanthropic work in 2008.