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researcher , Medical educator

John Beard, Australian medical educator, researcher. Fellow, Royal Institute Public Health, 2002, United States National Public Health Leadership Institute, 2003, Faculty fellow, PHM. Fellow: Royal Australian College Physicians.


Beard, John was born on October 6, 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Son of Roland Beard and Christine Jolly.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University Adelaide, 1978. Graduate diploma in public health, University Adelaide, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sydney, Australia, 2002.


Director population health Northern Rivers Area Health Service, Lismore, Australia, 1996—2001. Manager public health Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2000—2000. Clinical professor, head department rural health University Sydney, Lismore, 2001—2006.

Professor public and environmental health Southern Cross University, since 2001. Senior epidemiologist New York Academy Medicine, New York City, since 2006. Director Ageing Life Course, World Health Organization, since 2009.

Member international editorial board public health Age Friendly Cities New York Steering Committee.


Fellow: Royal Australian College Physicians.


Married Nola Tomaska. Children: Jessie Georgina, Malcolm Alexander, Jordan Matthew Roland.

Roland Beard

Christine Jolly

Nola Tomaska

Jessie Georgina Beard

Malcolm Alexander Beard

Jordan Matthew Roland Beard