David Atkinson

Emeritus Professor, MB BS MPH W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M722), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Emeritus Professor David is a general practitioner and academic who has worked extensively in Aboriginal health for over 40 years, with over half of his career spent in the Kimberley region while also working for UWA.  He has been extensively involved in undergraduate and post graduate medical education including GP and Public Health training. He has recently retired from full time work and now lives in Perth.  He continues to work on rural research in the Kimberley, with students and as a locum GP in Broome.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research expertise keywords

  • Aboriginal health
  • Adult chronic disease
  • Primary health care research and evaluation
  • Substance use
  • Remote and rural aged care
  • Regional health planning and workforce


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