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Judith Healy has a degree in Arts from Adelaide University, a masters degree in social work from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA, and a PhD in health sciences from La Trobe University in Melbourne. She has worked on social and health policy areas in Australia, the United States and Europe. She has lectured in social policy at the Flinders University of South Australia and health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked for the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and has directed an AusAID-funded project running training courses for senior managers in South East Asian countries. She has been a consultant for the World Health Organization (Europe, Geneva and Manila offices), the ILO, the British Council, the Commonwealth Fund New York, the Ford Foundation, RAND Europe and AusAID. She is a member of the Research Advisory Group for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. She joined the Regulatory Institutions Network of the Australian National University in September 2004.

Research interests

My current research focuses upon the regulation in the Australian health care system, particularly governance strategies to improve the safety and quality of health care for patients, and the management of patients complaints by health care ombudsmen. My second focus is the analysis of health care systems and health policy issues in countries in the Asia Pacific area. I am a board member of the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.


Dip (Social Studies), B.A. (University of Adelaide), M.A. (University of North Carolina), PhD (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

Expertise Areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Social Policy


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