Dr Peter Azzopardi

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Paediatrics

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Dr Peter Azzopardi has over 10 years of experience in adolescent health programming, clinical medicine and research. Dr Azzopardi is an adolescent physician by training and has worked across many settings in the Western Pacific region. He also recently completed his PhD, a project where he described the health and well-being of Indigenous adolescents living in Australia using national survey data, hospital data and mortality data.

Dr Azzopardi contributed to the analysis of global burden of disease data for 188 countries to describe key health issues for adolescent health and well-being at a national, regional and global level for the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. He has extensive experience in supporting and advising Government and non-government organisations around population health research, specifically in the areas of adolescent health.

Dr Azzopardi is a member of the consortium advisory group for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, Australia’s largest and longest running birth cohort. He is also a member of the Global Burden of Disease collaborator network. In this role, Dr Azzopardi has provided input and co-authored forthcoming publications arising from the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study.