John Lynch - Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Adelaide

John Lynch is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology in the Bristol Medical School:  Population Health Sciences at the University of Bristol in the UK. He spent 20 years working in North America and before returning to Australia in 2009 he held professorial positions at the University of Michigan in the USA, and at McGill University in Canada.

He is an internationally recognized scholar in epidemiology and public health. In 2005 he was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Population Health. In 2007 his work in social epidemiology and public health was recognized with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Medical Science from the University of Copenhagen. In 2009 he was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Australia Fellowship. In 2015 he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

He has over 350 academic publications with a Google H index of 97. Every year since 2014 he received Thomson Reuters’/Clarivate “Highly Cited Researcher” status that places him in the top 1% of cited scientists internationally in his field. In the last 5 years, he was a Chief Investigator on successful competitive research grants worth over $22 million. He currently serves on several international, national and local scientific advisory groups. He was an editor of the highly ranked International Journal of Epidemiology from 2005-16.