Emeritus Professor Stephen Duckett

BEc (ANU), MHA, DSc, PhD (UNSW), DBA (Bath), DipEd(Tert) (DDIAE), DipLegStud (La Trobe), FASSA FAHMS FAICD
Appointed by the RMIT Council
Term Concludes 31.12.22

Professor Duckett has held senior health care leadership positions in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health, and Director of Acute Health in the Victorian public service. He is currently Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute.

He was Dean of Health Sciences and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at La Trobe University (1996-2006) and completed a Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath during that time.

Professor Duckett has a PhD and DSc from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Professor Duckett is currently Chair of the Board of Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network and a member of the Board of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.



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