Professor Peter Leggat, AM, holds an M.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree. He joined the James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, QLD, Australia, in 1992 and is currently Deputy Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. He has also been serving as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Lavarack Barrack, Townsville, QLD, Australia, since 1992. Leggat has coordinated the Australian Postgraduate Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH) Program and the Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Program at JCU, since 1992 and 1997, respectively. His current board memberships include the International Society of Travel Medicine (Secretary Treasurer, since 2013), the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (President-Elect, 2015 to present), and St. John Ambulance Australia (National Director of Training, since 2013). He has string interests in workforce development and his research has focused on a number of tropical diseases, including malaria and lymphatic filariasis, and important travel health issues. He has also been serving as a consultant to various organizations, including World Health Organization and the Australian Defence Force. Leggat has published more than 500 papers in professional journals and presented more than 350 papers at national and international conferences. He also works as an editor of more than 35 books/directories/proceedings and 80 chapters. As a current Fulbright Ambassador (2016-2017) and former Fulbright Scholar (2002), he has received numerous professional accolades. He was admitted as an Officer of the Order of St. John in 2011 and as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2013.
Biography Updated on 22 June 2016