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AITHM is governed by the AITHM Advisory Board, Chaired by the former Australian Federal Health Minister, the Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge.  The Advisory Board is the key strategic body that drives the Institute’s globally oriented research agenda. The Advisory Board provides independent and strategic advice on all aspects of the Institute, including high-level business management, research and commercialisation, and linkages with government, industry and philanthropic institutes.

The Board meets three times a year and is comprised of up to 12 members from a diverse range of external organisations as well as senior staff from James Cook University.


Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge
Independent Chair
Wooldridge Consulting (Chair)

James Cook University Members

Professor Louis Schofield

Professor Chris Cocklin
Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor

Professor Ian Wronski
Deputy Vice Chancellor
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

External Members

Dr Jim Thompson
Chief Biosecurity Officer
Biosecurity Queensland

Dr Peter Bristow
Chief Executive
Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Ms Clare Douglas
Chief Executive
Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Dr Mark Wenitong
Medical Officer
Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Professor Zee Upton
Research Director Institute of Medical Biology Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Mr Tony Wood
Program Director
The Grattan Institute

The Hon. Jan McLucas
Independent Board Director