John Eastwood

John Eastwood

Medical Officer of Health, National Public Health Service – Southern, Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand

Clinical Professor, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Executive Clinical Advisor, Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Adjunct Professor, School of Population Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


John has held several national and international positions as a senior health executive, public health physician, statutory public health officer, academic, international development advisor, and population child and adolescent health specialist.  He has focused on a whole-of-system, life-course and population health approach to integrated health and social care with a focus on maternal, child, adolescent, family, and community safety, resiliency, health, and well-being.  Much of that work has focused on injury prevention, crime prevention, child and adolescent health and well-being, and breaking intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and psychological trauma.

John has co-chaired the IFIC special interest groups of Integrated Health and Social Care; Realist Research Design and Evaluation; and Integrating Care for Children, Young People and their Families.  John currently heads the University of Sydney, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council-funded, Centre of Research Excellence for Integrated Health and Social Care.

He now resides in Dunedin, New Zealand.  His current service and academic focus are on the co-production of: 1) settings-based population health and well-being; and 2) integrated perinatal, child, youth and family health and social care.