Associate Professor Nathan Grills
Nathan’s involvement in global health spans 20 years and a career highlight was leading a tobacco control research collaboration with partners in India. This led to a bill currently before the Parliament of India on plain packaging. Increased limitations on tobacco advertising will save lives in a country where 1.1 million people die from tobacco use every year.
Nathan began tertiary studies through the Australian Defence Force Academy but transferred to Monash University to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. He has a Master of Global Health Sciences and a Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) from Oxford University and is a Fellow of the UK and Australian Faculties of Public Health. In 2014, Nathan completed a Professional Doctorate in Public Health at Monash University.
Nathan has experience in global health initiatives in Nepal, Fiji, PNG, Tanzania and Indigenous Australian communities. His main focus area now is India where he works on disability, primary health care systems and non-communicable diseases.
He joined the Nossal Institute in 2008 and enjoys developing ideas and partnerships that work towards better health outcomes for marginalised communities. Together is better!