Professor Chris Del Mar

Professor Chris Del Mar - Professor of Public HealthFAFPHM, MBBChir, MA, MD, FRACGP, BSc

Prof Chris Del Mar
Professor of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229



Professional Biography

An evidence-based medicine (EBM) specialist, Professor Del Mar has contributed significantly to health sciences and clinical research. Appointed Visiting Professor of General Practice at Oxford University in 2007, Professor Del Mar is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Collaboration – Acute Respiratory Infections Group, an international, independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide.

An internationally esteemed researcher and academic, Cambridge educated Professor Del Mar is an expert in respiratory viruses. He was the only Australian invited to participate in the World Health Organisation’s swine flu (H1N1) rapid guidelines development in Geneva, and has recently received NHMRC funding for research in the area.

Professor Del Mar was appointed to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Health Care Committee – one of its five principal committees. Previously he was Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Research Committee, President of the Australian Association for Academic General Practice, Editor of the research section of the Australian Family Physician, and chair of the editorial advisory committee of the Federal Government’s health web portal – HealthInsite.

In late 2008 he was awarded the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practice in recognition of his outstanding commitment to general practice research.


Fellowship of Faculty Public Health – RACP
Bachelor Medicine – Cambridge University
Medical Sciences Tripos – Cambridge University
Doctor of Medicine (research) – University of Queensland
Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners – RACGP
Bachelor of Science – Salford University


Other professional appointments

Coordinating Editor – Acute Respiratory Group, Cochrane Collaboration

Member – NHMRC Health Care Committee


Teaching expertise

Clinical Reasoning
Evidence-Based Medicine/Practice
General Practice
Public Health


Current research grants

ARC DIscovery $525K PNs in primary care

Aust Centre PHC Research 2005/7 Self-Help Organisations $400K

NHMRC Linking GPs and the Community for prevention $691K

NHMRC $84,000 Update SRs of influenza-related Cochrane reviews


Recent research grants

AHMAC $400K n-of-1 trials


Research partners & collaborators

A/Prof Alex Barratt – Sydney University

Prof Paul Glasziou – Bond University

A/Prof Peter Baade – Qld Cancer Fund

A/Prof Liz Eakin – University of Queensland

Prof Desley Hegney – National University of Singapore

Dr Fran Boyle – University of Queensland



Christopher Del Mar