Rob is Professor of Public Health at the University of Melbourne. Between 1998 and 2007 he was the CEO of the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). He chaired the National Preventative Health Task Force from 2008-2011, and now chairs the federal Minister’s Men’s Health Reference Group.
He has chaired the Technical Advisory Panel for the Gates Foundation funded HIV prevention program, Avahan, in India since 2004 and co-chaired the recent AII funded Taskforce on Tobacco Control in India. He is currently helping to establish a public health leadership course in South Asia. He is co-author of four books, his latest being Recipes for a Great Life, written with Gabriel Gate.