Peter Leggat holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. degree. He joined the James Cook University (JCU), Australia, in 1992, and is currently 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 a Visiting Medical Officer at the Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, since 1992. Peter 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, 1996‐98, 2002‐4, 2006‐8, Hon Treasurer, since 2008), St. John Ambulance Australia (National Director of Training, since 2013), Australian Travel Health Advisory Group (Honorary Secretary), The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Foundation Dean of Education, since 2013), JCU 15th Council, and the World Safety Organization (Deputy Director‐General, 1993‐97, and Director General, 1997‐99). Professor Leggat’s research has focused on a number of tropical diseases, including malaria and lymphatic filariasis, as well as important travel health issues. He has also been a consultant to various organizations, including the World Health Organization and the Australian Defence Force. He has published more than 450 papers in professional journals and presented more than 300 papers at national and international conferences. He is also 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 4 December 2013