Peter Leggat holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. He joined the James Cook University (JCU), Townsville, QLD, Australia, in 1992 and currently works as the Head of the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular 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 (DTM&H) Program and the Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Program at JCU, since 1992 and 1997, respectively. His board memberships include the International Society of Travel Medicine (Secretary Treasurer, since 2013), the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (President, 1996–1998, 2002–2004, 2006–2008, Hon Treasurer, since 2008), and St. John Ambulance Australia (National Director of Training, since 2013). 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 the World Health Organization and the Australian Defence Force. Leggat has published more than 450 papers in professional journals and presented more than 300 papers at national and international conferences. He also works as an editor of more than 20 books and directories and 70 chapters. As a 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 6 January 2014