Harvey Newnham


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1995 …2024

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Personal profile


Harvey is an Endocrinologist and General Physician with extensive clinical leadership experience in the acute health sector. Harvey is Professor and Director of General Medicine, and Clinical Program Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine at Alfred Health and Professor of General Medicine, School of Translational Medicine, Monash University. Harvey is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a board member of Better Care Victoria and also chair of the board of Health Education Australia Limited (HEAL).

Harvey’s main interests are in delivery and quality improvement of acute medical care, patient engagement and interdisciplinary teamwork. In 2014 Harvey completed Brent James's “Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement" at the Intermountain Institute of Healthcare Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, USA.

In 2016, Harvey was the clinician on a three-member panel contributing to the "Targeting zero: Supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care. Report of the Review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria" produced by the Grattan Institute under the leadership of Stephen Duckett. This report has led to substantial changes in the Victorian DHHS's approach to its oversight of the quality and safety of healthcare in Victoria.

In his earlier career, Harvey was extensively involved in developing both the undergraduate medical student program and the physician training program at Eastern Health and was chair of the Endocrinology Specialist Advisory Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Harvey has served for many years as a senior member of the National Examining Panel of the RACP.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, Endothelial Lipases and Lipid Transfers in the Regulation of the Particle Size Distribution of High Density Lipoproteins, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 7 Dec 1990


Award Date: 5 Dec 1979


External positions

Professor and Director of General Medicine, Alfred Hospital

1 Aug 2018 → …

Melbourne Health board member, Melbourne Health

1 Aug 2017 → …

Better Care Victoria board member, Safer Care Victoria (SCV)

2 Mar 2016 → …

Program Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine, Alfred Hospital

1 Jan 2009 → …

Research area keywords

  • person-centred care
  • ward rounding
  • Safety culture
  • communication skills
  • systems approaches
  • Governance
  • prescribing

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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