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Emeritus Professor Ian Webster AO

Citation for Life Governor 

Presented in recognition of his contribution to community health as a distinguished academic particularly, as Professor of Community Medicine from 1975 to 1989 and Professor of Public Health from 1990 to 2001 at the University of New South Wales.

He has been involved in a wide range of organisations and public affairs related to community health, especially those assisting the socially disadvantaged. One of these organisations has been Community Health and Tuberculosis Australia. He became consultant physician to the Community Health and Anti-Tuberculosis Association in 1973, a Director in 1976 and served as President in 1994-1995. During 2002-2003 he chaired Community Health and Tuberculosis Australia’s history working group where he provided valuable insight into many of the issues and events raised during historical research.

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