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Dr Peter Azzopardi
Peter Azzopardi is a Team Leader in the Adolescent Health group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Further to this role, Pete is a clinical research fellow at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and leads the global adolescent health group at the Burnet institute.
Pete has a strong research focus on health equity. He was a contributor to the Lancet Commission on Adolescent health and wellbeing and has consulted on adolescent health to governments in Australia and the region, as well as DFAT, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. A large focus of his work is the analysis of big data to identify priority health issues for adolescents at a global, regional, national and sub-national level.
He also leads a number of projects that consider how best to respond to adolescent health needs- ranging from more inclusive policy, opportunities within schools, to realising opportunities for adolescent health gain in the health system.
Peter co-chairs WHO's Global Action for Measurement in Adolescent Health and is always happy to discuss PhD and honours projects.
Azzopardi P, Blow N, Purcell T, Brown N, Ritchie T, Brown A. Investing in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescents: a foundation for achieving health equity.Med J Aust. 2020 Feb 12. doi: 10.5694/mja2.50500. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Guthold R, Moller AB, Azzopardi P, Ba MG, Fagan L, Baltag V, Say L, Banerjee A, Diaz T. The Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent health (GAMA) Initiative-Rethinking Adolescent Metrics. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jun;64(6):697-699.
Azzopardi P, Hearps SJC, Francis KL, Kennedy EC, Mokdad AH, Kassebaum NJ, Lim S, Irvine CMS, Vos T, Brown AD, Dogra S, Kinner SA, Kaoma NS, Naguib M, Reavley NJ, Requejo J, Santelli JS, Sawyer SM, Skirbekk V, Temmerman M, Tewhaiti-Smith J, Ward JL, Viner RM, Patton GC. Progress in adolescent health and wellbeing: tracking 12 headline indicators for 195 countries and territories, 1990-2016. Lancet. 2019 Mar 16;393(10176):1101-1118
Azzopardi P, Sawyer SM, Carlin JB, Degenhardt L, Brown N, Brown AD, Patton GC. Health and wellbeing of Indigenous adolescents in Australia: a systematic synthesis of population data. Lancet. 2018 Feb 24;391(10122):766-782.
Patton GC, Sawyer SM, Santelli JS, Ross DA, Afifi R, Allen NB, Arora M, Azzopardi P, Baldwin W, Bonell C, Kakuma R, Kennedy E, Mahon J, McGovern T, Mokdad AH, Patel V, Petroni S, Reavley N, Taiwo K, Waldfogel J, Wickremarathne D, Barroso C, Bhutta Z, Fatusi AO, Mattoo A, Diers J, Fang J, Ferguson J, Ssewamala F, Viner RM. Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing. Lancet. 2016 Jun 11;387(10036):2423-78.