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Robert Hall graduated in medicine from Sydney University in 1978. He has worked in public health for over 30 years, at local, State, national and international levels. In the early 1980s he worked for 4 years in the Northern Territory in Aboriginal health, including at the Urapuntja Health Service at Utopia Station. Since then, he has worked in communicable disease control at the Commonwealth Department of Health, where he edited Communicable Diseases Intelligence, and was Director of Communicable Disease Control in South Australia. He was Director of Public Health in Victoria. He joined the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 2007. Dr Hall has been a member of several National Health and Medical Research Council committees, including the Council. He is currently chair of the Technical Advisory Committee on Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Diseases for the Western Pacific Region of the WHO. He is the coordinator of the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Public Health programmes.

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Research Output 1997 2018

Would a good screening test increase the effectiveness of border screening for influenza control?

Selvey, L. A. & Hall, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 24, 3, p. 214-215 2 p.

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Open Access

Australia's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System 1991–2011: expanding, adapting and improving

Gibney, K. B., Cheng, A. C., Hall, R. & Leder, K., Apr 2017, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 145, 5, p. 1006-1017 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

An overview of the epidemiology of notifiable infectious diseases in Australia, 1991–2011

Gibney, K. B., Cheng, A. C., Hall, R. & Leder, K., Nov 2016, In : Epidemiology and Infection. 144, 15, p. 3263-3277 15 p.

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Deadly encounters in Australia

Leder, K. S. & Hall, R. G., May 2016, In : Lancet Infectious Diseases. 16, 5, p. 533 - 534 2 p.

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