Professor Michael Kidd AM has wide ranging research interests in global health, primary care and family medicine, digital health, mental health, health policy, the education of health professionals, safety and quality in primary care, the primary care management of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, and the role of case reports in contemporary health care.
He is an Australian primary care researcher, medical educator and family physician. He is Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care. He is also Senior Innovation Fellow with the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Visiting Scholar with the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington DC, Professorial Fellow with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and Honorary Professor of Global Primary Care with the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University in Australia. He is a cross-appointed researcher with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Institute of Medical Science and the Wilson Centre in Healthcare Education at the University of Toronto. He is an elected fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and a past President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA). In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to medicine and education.