Judi Walker

Adjunct Prof


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Research interests


  • Rural Health Ageing Policy
  • Rural Health Services Planning
  • Clinical Redesign
  • Health Partnership
  • Health Consumer Engagement


Judi Walker is Principal Co-Investigator (Gippsland) of the Hazelwood Health Study, which is investigating the long term health impact of the 2014 Hazelwood Mine Fire in the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland, Victoria. She is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health at the University of Tasmania.

Judi has a wealth of experience in rural and regional health services, ageing well policy, community engagement and innovative approaches to medical training. She took up the position of Professor and Head, School of Rural Health at Monash University in November 2010 to provide academic leadership across the 7 departments that constitute the School, including 4 regional clinical training units, the 1st year of the graduate entry MBBS program, a university department of rural health and a research office. Her term as Head of School ended in January 2016.

Judi was the recipient of the Dean of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science’s 2014 Award for Excellence in External Engagement and was nominee for the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Impact (Economic and Social Impact). She is a member of the inaugural Governing Council, Tasmanian Health Service and Board Director, Latrobe Community Health Service, Victoria.

Judi has accumulated over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 9 book chapters, numerous conference papers and commissioned reports.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Adjunct Professor, University of Tasmania

2011 → …

Research area keywords

  • Rural health
  • healthy ageing
  • health services

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