Professor Maxine Whittaker
Maxine A. Whittaker, MBBS, MPH , PhD, FAFPHM is the Dean of the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences and Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University. Maxine Whittaker is research active in operational and health services research and medical anthropology, with a primary focus on infectious diseases including malaria, One Health and sexual and reproductive health, health seeking behaviour and quality of care. She has a special interest in the issue of scaling-up pilot programmes into policy and practice, and as a founding member of Expandnet (http://www.expandnet.net/). She is the Co- Chair of the WHO Research Project Review Panel of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research including the WHO Special Programme Of Research, Development And Research Training In Human Reproduction. Maxine Whittaker has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Zambia, Zimbabwe and PNG and worked extensively in China, Fiji, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Thailand , Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. She is the Section Editor of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a member of the Senior Editorial team of a new journal “Biomedicine Hub”. She is co-chairing the Health Systems panel of the refresh of the Malaria Elimination Research Agenda (http://www.malariaeradication.org/malera-refresh). Most recently, she has been accepted as a Roll Back Malaria Country/Regional Support Partners Committee member. She has also published more than 80 peer reviewed publications, and several project documents for development partners and countries, policy briefings, briefing papers, book chapters and commissioned papers.