Professor David Preen

University of Western Australia, Australia

Professor David Preen is the Chair in Public Health at the School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia (UWA). He is the UWA node Director for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing (CREMA) and was the Director of the UWA Centre for Health Services Research from 2006-2015. He also holds honorary appointments at the University of South Australia and the College of Medicine, Swansea University (UK).

Professor Preen has been involved with conducting public health and health services research using population-based linked data, for almost 15 years to study areas including: i) cancer service delivery, ii) pharmaco-epidemiology, iii) chronic disease management, iv) morbidity of marginalised populations, and v) methodological advances using medical record linkage.  He has published over 180 scientific works, most of which have used whole-population linked administrative health data, been awarded research grants as a chief investigator totaling $32 million and has received multiple prizes at national and international level for his work. Due to his expertise in public health research using linked administrative data, Professor Preen has been a member of over 20 high-level international, national and State Boards or committees since 2006.