BiographyProfessor Michael Kidd is an Australian public health and primary care researcher, medical educator and clinician leader. He is the current Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Government Department of Health, and Foundation Professor of Primary Care Reform at the Australian National University. From May 2017 to April 2020, he was the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada, Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Family Medicine and Primary Care, and Senior Innovation Fellow with the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. He is a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University (2009-2016) and former Professor and Chair of the Department of General Practice at the University of Sydney (1996-2008), and has served as President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2002-2006) and President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (2013-2016). He has wide-ranging research and education achievements in global health, primary health care and general practice/family medicine, digital health, mental health, health policy, the education of health professionals, safety and quality in primary care, the primary care management of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, and the role of case reports in contemporary health care. He is the author or editor of 19 books, has contributed chapters to 18 other books, and is the author of over 220 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. He has been an invited speaker at many international conferences over the past 35 years.