Professor Peter Leggat, MD, PhD, DrPH, FAFPHM, FACTM, FFTM ACTM, FFTM RCPSG, FACRRM, ACPHM (CMSA), joined James Cook University (JCU), Australia, in 1992 and is currently Head of the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences. He has also been a Visiting Medical Officer for the Department of Defence in Townsville since 1992. Peter has co-ordinated 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. Professor Leggat is a DTM&H graduate of the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand and is a Life Member of the Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand. He was elected President of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) on three occasions (1996-98, 2002-04 & 2006-08) and is currently ACTM Immediate Past President. His other Board Memberships include the Australian Travel Health Advisory Group, JCU 14th Council and the World Safety Organization (WSO), having formerly served as WSO Director General (1997-99). Peter'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 300 papers in professional journals and presented more than 200 papers at national and international conferences. He is also editor of more than 20 books and directories. A former Fulbright Scholar (2002), his other accolades are numerous and include the World Safety Person of the Year (1988); the Surgeon General’s Medal (2002); Most Outstanding Alumnus, Mahidol University, Tropical Medicine Alumni (2006); and the Surgeon General John White Medal (2008).
Biography Updated on 16 September 2008