Professor James Dunbar is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University and Research Advisor to the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University. He was inaugural Director of the Greater Green Triangle University Department of Rural Health from 2001 – 2014. Medical Director at Borders Primary Care National Health Services Trust in the United Kingdom 1999-2001. He is the author of books, book chapters and over 200 original peer reviewed articles. He held grants from the NHMRC and had a Centre of Excellence in Primary Health Care Research. He was Australia’s most productive primary care researcher in 2012-2016. Professor Dunbar taught Clinical Governance and Risk Management for Flinders University in Adelaide, Singapore and China. He was the Inaugural Director of the National Primary Care Collaboratives.
His research interests include the prevention of diabetes and quality improvement in health care, especially for multimorbidity; depression, diabetes and heart disease. He is one of Australia’s leading thinkers in primary care development. In 2011 he was invited to be one of three Australian representatives to the Commonwealth Fund meeting on International Learning on Increasing Value and Effectiveness of Primary Care to which three leading GPs were invited from each of seven OECD countries. In 2012 he contributed to the Primary Care White Paper as part of Lord Darzi’s Global Health Strategy and in the same year he was one of the inaugural founders of the International Implementation Research Network in Primary Care.