Prof Stephen Leeder


Professor Stephen Leeder is the director of the Research and Education Network, Western Sydney Local Health District. He is also an emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Sydney and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Epidemiology. Professor Leeder’s academic career includes public health research, educational development and policy with research interests in asthma and cardiovascular disease. From 2011 to December 2016, Professor Leeder was chair of the Western Sydney Local Health District Board, from 1997 to 2003, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney and, from 2004 to 2014 he directed the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, focusing on policy research for cost-effective, comprehensive prevention and care of chronic illnesses.

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