Researcher biography

Professor Anthony Shakeshaft is an expert in health behaviour and health services research. He is currently Professor of Indigenous health services research at the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, University of Queensland.

His primary interest is in partnering with health services, communities and governments to co-design, implement and evaluate the impact of services that are both best-evidence and highly adaptable to the characteristics of different service delivery ecosystems.  He is interested in the development of research methods and processes that can be embedded into the routine delivery of services, with the aim of improving client and population-level outcomes in close to real-time.  He has a particular focus on engaging with Indigenous services and developing Indigenous research capacity through active support of Indigenous higher degree researchers.

Professor Shakeshaft has previously been Deputy Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of London, Verona, Nijmegen, British Columbia, James Cook and Newcastle. He served on the Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for the 2012-2015 triennium and was the International Assessor for the establishment of Scotland’s Drug Research Network Collaboration. He has been a member of the Executive Committee for the Drug and Alcohol Network of the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, a member of the public health grant review panel for New Zealand’s Health Research Council and a member of the Expert Advisory Network for the NSW Government’s Family and Community Services.