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Professor David Peiris
David is Head of Primary Health Care Research, a Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; Associate Professor, University of Western Sydney, and a practising GP.
He was previously a NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellow and is currently an NHMRC Australian Primary Health Care Fellow. He was the 2015-2016 Australian Harkness Fellow in Healthcare policy, based at Harvard School of Public Health and conducted a national study of the changes to health care delivery systems associated with President Obama's reforms.
He has been a board member with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and sits on several government, non-government and research advisory committees. He was also the elected co-chair of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases committee for hypertension control from 2012 to 2015.
Since joining the Institute in 2006, David has been working in the field of implementation science- understanding how well research evidence is adopted into routine health care. He has published extensively in this area and is currently Chief Investigator on three NHMRC grants, exploring the use of innovative strategies to improve access to high quality primary health care in Australia, India and China with a particular focus on under-served populations.