Notre Dame appoints new Dean of Medicine for Fremantle Campus

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Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 19-5-2008

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

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Associate Professor Gavin Frost MB BS MPH FRACMA FAFPHM FHKCCM (Hon) has been appointed as The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Dean of the School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus and will take up the position mid July 2008.

Dr Frost is currently Associate Professor in Population and Public Health at Notre Dame’s Sydney School of Medicine. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Associate Professor Frost was General Manager (Business Development) with Aus Health International in NSW, developing overseas health projects.

Dr Frost is a medical graduate of Sydney University, and holds a Masters degree in Public Health. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, was its Censor-in-Chief from 1999 until 2005 and currently is President of the College.

He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and serves on the NSW state advisory committee.

He was recently presented with an honorary fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine for his work in developing administrative medicine training in Hong Kong.

Before 1998 he was the CEO of Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. For 2 ½ years he was the Senior Medical Advisor of the AIDS and Communicable Diseases branch of the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health.

Before this secondment, he was for 4 years the Deputy Chief Health Officer in the NSW Health Department. He has also served as senior medical advisor in the office of the NSW Minister of Health, and as Director of Community Medicine at Sydney Hospital. He has done locums with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill and in remote centres in Australia.

In his Government roles, he has made numerous visits to China, to Indonesia. He has also undertaken consultancies in Papua New Guinea, in Romania, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Libya and the Indian Ocean Territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Christmas Island.

Vice Chancellor, Dr P Tannock was delighted with the appointment.

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