Professor David Preen
Chair in Public Health
University of Western Australia
"Using data to tackle the big questions for health services policy and planning: When do linked datasets really add value?"
Professor David Preen is the Chair in Public Health at
the School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia (UWA). He was the Director of the UWA Centre for Health Services Research from 2006-2015 and holds honorary positions at the University of South Australia and the College of Medicine, Swansea University (UK). He has been involved with conducting public health and health services research using population-based linked data for almost 15 years to study areas including: i) cancer service delivery, ii) pharmaco-epidemiology, iii) chronic disease management, iv) morbidity of marginalised populations, and v) methodological advances using medical record linkage. His work has been awarded prizes at national and international level including the Peter Reizenstein Prize from the International Journal of Quality in Health Care, the Editor’s Choice Award from the Medical Journal of Australia, and prizes from multiple national conferences.