Affiliate Researcher, CREATE
Director of Research in the Department of Health Care Management, Flinders University
Professor Judith Dwyer is Director of Research in the Department of Health Care Management at the Flinders University School of Medicine, and a former CEO of Southern Health Care Network in Melbourne, and of Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, having worked in the Australian health system for more than 20 years. She was for several years a Research Program Leader in the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (the Lowitja Institute). She teaches in the Flinders’ Masters of Health Administration, and conducts research focused on health system governance and design, with a particular focus on Aboriginal health services. Professor Dwyer is Deputy Chair of the board of Cancer Council South Australia, and a director of Cancer Council Australia. She has extensive policy consulting experience, and is an author of the leading text Project Management in Health and Community Services, 2nd edition, published by Allen and Unwin in 2013. Professor Dwyer is the 2014 recipient of the Sidney Sax medal, awarded annually by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association in recognition of life-long contribution to Australia’s health. Judith is also an Affiliate Investigator within CREATE.