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Dr. Chris Baggoley

Dr. Chris Baggoley

Dr. Chris Baggoley is Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government who provides advice and support to Ministers and the Department across the full range of health issues confronting the Australian community. He holds direct responsibility for the Department of Health and Ageing's Office of Health Protection.

Prior to his appointment Dr. Baggoley was the Chief Executive of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. He was a former Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director with the South Australian Department of Health. Other medical positions include Professor-Director of Emergency Medicine at the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital; Director of Emergency Medicine at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide, Censor-In-Chief and President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Chair of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges; and Chair of the Board of the National Institute of Clinical Studies.

In addition to his medical degrees, Dr. Baggoley holds an Honours degree in Veterinary Science from Melbourne University, a degree in Social Administration, FUSA, and has been awarded the Order of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Baggoley is the Alternate Representative of Australia to UNSCEAR for the 60th session.

Last updated: Friday, 24 May 2013