Associate Professor Rosemary Knight
I believe in ‘systems improvement’, inspired by Dr Vin McLoughlin who was an original thinker, a brilliant health policy analyst and a great mentor. She taught me that we can always do better by examining the research evidence and translating it into practice.
Associate Professor Rosemary Knight recently retired from the role of Principal Adviser in the Commonwealth Department of Health where she provided high level strategic advice to the Australian Government for many years on population health issues with a particular focus on chronic disease and cancer. This included responsibility for driving the COAG Improving Cancer Care initiative. She was previously Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.
Her career spans more than two decades working in health research, policy and program implementation, including primary care, information management, healthcare financing, quality use of medicines, cancer, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease, indigenous health, mental health and populations at risk.
Her special interest is in policy and health services research and translating evidence into practice, especially as it applies to cancer.