Peter Leggat

Dr Peter Leggat AM – Australian Defence Health Service MD, PhD, DrPH, FAFPHM, FFPH RCP(UK), FPHAA, FACAsM, FACTM, FACRRM, FFTM RCPS(Glasg), FFTM FEWM ACTM, FSIA, FACE, FRGS, FRAS, FAICD, Hon. FFPM RCP(UK), Hon. FACTM Dr Leggat joined the Australian Regular Army in 1987. He was posted to various units, including the historic 2 Field Ambulance in Townsville. He has served abroad in Thailand attached to the Australian Embassy, Bangkok, in 1990 and in East Timor in 2000. Colonel Leggat is currently serving in the Army Reserve with 3HSB and is the nominee of the Head, Australian Defence Health Service, on the Board of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health (formerly Australian Military Medicine). He is also a reviewer for Military Medicine and holds Editorial Board appointments on several other journals, including Industrial Health (Editor) and Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health (Consulting Editor). His day jobs are Professor and Dean of the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville. For more than 20 years, he has also been a civilian Visiting Medical Officer for various military units, including Lavarack Barracks Medical Centre and 5 Aviation Regiment. Dr Leggat is also Honorary Treasurer and a Past-President of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and Dean of Education for the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine, as well as being the Queensland and National Director of Training, St John Ambulance Australia. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has published more than 450 papers in professional journals and more than 70 chapters in textbooks. He has also edited or co-edited more than 20 monographs and textbooks and presented more than 300 papers at national and international meetings. He was admitted as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2013 and as an Officer of the Order of St John in 2011.

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