Prof Emily Banks
Professor Emily Banks is a public health physician and epidemiologist with interest and expertise in chronic disease, large scale cohort studies, pharmacoepidemiology, Aboriginal Health and healthy ageing. She has over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She currently leads the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice Group at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, is Scientific Director of the 45 and Up Study at the Sax Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and a Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. She has previously served as Chair of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines and an advisor to the World Health Organization. The main emphasis of her work has been in using large-scale data to identify potentially modifiable factors affecting individual and population health in different settings and to quantify their effects, to inform improvements in health and health care.