Prof. Tony Blakely

University of Melbourne

Professor Tony Blakely is an epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist who also strays into economics and big data. Since completing his PhD in 2001, he has been focusing on answers to public health research questions requiring the innovative application of methods from many disciplines.  In his time at the University of Otago NZ (1998 to 2019) he pioneered the linkage of census and mortality data, and led research programs on health inequalities and quantifying intervention health impacts.  In 2019 he took up a full-time position at the University of Melbourne where he has established the Population Interventions Unit.