Science Director Health Program
Prof Jim Codde
The University of Notre Dame Australia
Institute for Health Research
Corner of Henry and Phillimore Street
Fremantle WA 6959
+61 419 907 212
Jim became the Director of the Institute for Health Research at The University of Notre Dame Australia in 2015 with a research career that spans three decades and several disciplines. His initial research undertaken in the University Department of Medicine at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) explored the effect of dietary oils on experimental models of hypertension. He subsequently worked in the University Department of Surgery at RPH as part of a team seeking to improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment using a number of novel targeting strategies that involved chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hyperthermia and immunotherapy. Upon joining Western Australian Health Department in the late 1980’s, his interests expanded into public health and health service research reflecting his roles as Director of the Epidemiology Branch and Director Clinical Planning in the South Metropolitan Health Service.
Professor Codde has contributed to over 80 journal publications and 50 reports. He has successfully supervised eight higher degree by research students (PhD, Masters) to completion and currently supervising a further eight. He was a Board Director for the Fremantle Medicare Local (and primary care provision service) for a decade, held adjunct professorial positions at UWA and Curtin University and is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Telethon Kids Institute.