Honorary Professor Mahomed Patel OAM
Mahomed Patel OAM is Honorary Professor in Applied Epidemiology, Research School of Population Health, Australian National University. Mahomed has been faculty member of the Master of Applied Epidemiology Program, Australia’s only Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), since its inception in 1993. (Field epidemiology addresses real-time research to inform health actions and programs, and the development and evaluation of early warning and response systems to public health emergencies). He established FETPs in India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and in the Pacific Islands. He was Inaugural Chair of the Global Network of Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions (TEPHINET).
Mahomed was a founding member of WHO’s Global Outbreak, Alert and Response Network and participated in responses to the SARS crisis in Asia, avian influenza (H5N1) epidemic in humans in China, and cholera outbreak in South Sudan. He was member of the WHO Technical Working Party that established standards for the national core capacities required to implement the International Health Regulations, the legally binding instrument signed by WHO Member States in 2005. He has consulted for the WHO, The Asian Development Bank, The Association of South East Asian Nations, The Pacific Secretariat, and AustralianAID.
Mahomed’s current research focuses on exploring the tensions between short-term technological responses that characterise the Global Health Security agenda and the more broad-based, strategic initiatives for human security and health development. He is a Member of ANU’s Humanitarian Health Research Initiative which conducts research to better outcomes in vulnerable populations and help build capacity for humanitarian challenges.More information soon