On 27 April, I was awarded the University of Sydney’s President’s Award for my contributions to global health monitoring. I did an Honours Degree in Science majoring in Physics and followed that with a PhD (1979) in theoretical physics. However i then applied my analytic and modelling skills in the field of population health, and my career has seen me working to improve international health outcomes. For 15 years I have led the WHO on global health statistics helping international agencies work together by having access to the same information.
You can read more at the following link: http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/04/24/global-health-pioneer-receives-prestigious-university-award.html