Associate Professor Peter Hill

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55432


His key research interests are in global health policy, its development and articulation and its translation into health systems and programs

Associate Professor Peter Hill is a Public Health Physician and academic in Global and Indigenous health. His key research interests are in global health policy and its translation into health systems and programs. His current focus is on the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals--now referred to as the Global Goals. He has recently researched the influence of the Indigenous Burden of Disease project on the development of health policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. His doctoral studies examined the evolution and application of international health policy during the early health sector reforms in Cambodia, focussing in particular on the Health Coverage Plan, the evolution of the Sector-Wide Approach for health development and the implications of international policy on the implementation of reproductive health programs. He has extensive international experience – in Nigeria, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji – and has consulted for AusAID, the Australian Red Cross, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and WHO. He has long standing collaborations with the National Institute for Public Health in Cambodia, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva.

Research Interests

  • Global Health Policy
    Global Health Policy
  • Sector-Wide Approaches to health development
    Sector-Wide Approaches to health development
  • Indigenous Health
    Indigenous Health
  • Health Sector Reform
    Health Sector Reform
  • Circumcision as a HIV prevention strategy
    Circumcision strategies in Papua New Guinea

Research Impacts

He is currently leader of the Go4Health research project Workpackage 4, examining the role of multilateral organizations on the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Go4Health is a consortium of 13 international research groups, lead by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and funded by the NHMRC and European Union and advising the European Union on its policy options in the SDGs.


  • PhD, Free University of Brussels
  • Bachelor of Health Administration, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Diploma of Obstetrics, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University of Liverpool
  • Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, The University of Queensland


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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

Completed Supervision