A/Professor John Eastwood ED

A/Professor John Eastwood ED

A/Professor John Eastwood ED is currently Area Director Community Paediatrics for the Sydney South West Area Health Service (SSWAHS) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

For the last 20 years he has worked as a Senior Health Executive, Public Health Physician, Development Advisor, and Population Child Health Specialist. As Principal Public Health Advisor to the New Zealand Ministry of Health and Director of Public Health Programmes for the New Zealand Public Health Commission, John provided national level policy advice on public health matters including: general practice and primary care, maternity services, health system reform, legislative reform, nutrition and food administration, health promotion, injury prevention, cancer control, crime prevention, screening and immunisation.

John has represented New Zealand at the World Health Assembly and provided technical advice to the WHO on health promotion and child health and development. His international development work has included primary healthcare, reproductive health, health system institutional strengthening, and maternal, child and youth programme delivery in China and the Pacific.

John's medical training was at the University of Auckland and he has postgraduate diplomas of community health and child health from the University of Otago and Masters of Public Health and Health Management from the University of New South Wales. John is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, and Foundation Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.

John's research interests are in health policy and social epidemiology and he recently completed doctoral research into the social epidemiology of perinatal depression.