Professor Mieke van Driel

Head, Primary Care & Gen Practice

Primary Care Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55144


Professor Mieke van Driel was appointed to the Chair in General Practice at The University of Queensland in November, 2011.

After training as a General Practitioner in The Netherlands Mieke worked in primary health care assistance projects for Médecins Sans Frontières in Asia and Africa. With a Master's degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she embarked on an academic career at the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1998. Her PhD thesis on the implementation of evidence in clinical care explored the medical, contextual and policy related aspects of evidence that can facilitate its use in day to day patient care. She has published on the implementation of evidence in clinical practice and conducted numerous systematic reviews to support recommendations for appropriate use of medicines and other interventions.

Mieke's main interests are in evidence based practice and global health and a special focus on vulnerable populations in our society. She collaborates with colleagues nationally and internationally and is hosting international students for research electives in the Discipline of General Practice. She is committed to enabling and inspiring younger colleagues to embark on a journey in primary care research.

Mieke practices as General Practitioner in an Aboriginal Medical Service.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Gen Prac
  • Doctor of Medical Science, Universiteit Gent
  • Master of Science, University of London


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Book Chapter

  • van Driel, Mieke and Del Mar, Chris (2009). Interventions to prevent transmission of the common cold. In Ronald Eccles and Olaf Weber (Ed.), Common cold (pp. 211-219) Basel, Switzerland: Birkhauser Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-7643-9912-2_9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor