WA DHealth Tarun Weeramanthri sml

Health Board Chair

Dr Tarun Weeramanthri

Dept Health : WA

Prime contact - Support Participant, Program Board - P4.4, College - Government (ANZLIC)

Public Health Division
189 Royal Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004

+61 8 9222 2209



Professor Tarun Weeramanthri is Executive Director, Public Health and Clinical Services Division, WA Health. He has served as Chief Health Officer in two jurisdictions (Northern Territory 2004-2007, and Western Australia 2008-present). He graduated from UWA, has a PhD in social medicine from University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of Leadership WA. His interests are in the contribution public health can make to Aboriginal health improvement, health disaster planning and response, use of new technologies in public health (spatial and social media), and the implementation of health policy. He is a current member of the National Health and Medical Research Council, and Chair of the Health Program Board of the Cooperative Research Centre in Spatial Information.