Professor Tarun Weeramanthri

Tarun Weeramanthri
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Chief Health Officer
  • Organisation: WA Health
  • Country: Australia

Professor Tarun Weeramanthri has served as Chief Health Officer in Western Australia since 2008, and is also the Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health, in WA Department of Health. He has a particular interest in innovative public policy, promoting the value of public health, and application of new and old technologies, including the use of spatial data in health. He is the joint specialty chief editor of Frontiers in Public Health Policy, an international open-access journal. In 2014, he was awarded the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal, the highest award given by the Public Health Association of Australia, for his contribution to public health in Australia.