Professor Charles Gilks

Dean of Public Health

University of Queensland

Charles Gilks is an international Public Health specialist and clinical academic.

He is Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland (UQ). He has worked on Global Public Health, HIV/AIDS and other blood borne viruses (BBVs), Sexual Health and Health Systems strengthening, as a clinical researcher, providing technical assistance and in planning and policy development.

His clinical research started with describing a new disease, HIV/AIDS, in Africa in a series of pivotal cross-sectional and cohort studies. He then led a series of multicentre clinical trials of HIV-related disease prevention and antiretroviral therapy (ART).

From 2001-2010 he was at the World Health Organisation as director of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment scale-up. He has published over 240 peer-reviewed papers.