Professor Brendan Murphy

Professor Brendan Murphy


Chief Medical Officer
Department of Health
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor Murphy has had more than 30 years of leadership roles in the Australian Public Health system, with two distinct career phases. His initial contribution was as a clinician researcher, during which he directed a busy renal unit, lead his own research group which, inter alia, identified and characterised novel human plasma complement inhibitors, was President of the Nephrology Society and a renowned educator. More recently, he has been the longest serving and most successful CEO in the Victorian Public Health system, leading a high performing service, whilst undertaking national leadership roles in workforce reform, end of life care and informatics.

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