Personal details

Professor Philip Baker
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Other Medical and Health Sciences, Library and Information Studies, Other Education
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (University of Queensland), BSC (University of Toronto)

Professional memberships
and associations

American College of Epidemiology

Australasian Epidemiological Association

Sports Medicine Australia

Cochrane Collaboration – Cochrane Public Health Group


physical activity, chronic disease prevention, systematic reviews, evidence informed practice and policy, teaching and learning, epidemiology, smoking prevention, systematic overviews, community wide interventions, Cochrane Collaboration

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Extensive experience in Epidemiology in Public Health, University and Hospital settings Areas of expertise:

  • Evidence based practice and clinical epidemiology including systematic reviews and knowledge translation with public health decision makers
  • Public health epidemiological services including health surveillance of communicable and chronic diseases
  • Health technology assessment / health economics
  • Indigenous health and health inequalities
  • Workforce training and development in Epidemiology skills
  • Quality improvement and clinical audit
  • Quality of life and health outcomes measurement
  • Biostatistics and multi-national clinical trials
  • Chronic disease prevention including physical activity
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Systematic reviews and systematic overviews of public health interventions
  • Journal editor
This information has been contributed by Professor Philip Baker.


Unit Coordination:

  • HLN710 Epidemiology (post graduate) Semesters 1 & 2
  • PUN103 Advanced Epidemiology Semester 2
  • In class simulation of randomised clinical trials
  • Implementation of audience response technology with both wireless ‘clickers’ and web-based technology (e.g. GoSoapBox).
  • Teaching epidemiology into other units and disciplines such as nursing and optometry.
  • Experienced in workforce development
  • Postgraduate higher research degree supervision
  • Mentoring earlier career academics


  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award 2013 for innovations in teaching
  • QUT Teaching and Learning Grant 2014 – 2015
  • Career Mentor Nominee 2013
This information has been contributed by Professor Philip Baker.


International engagement:

  • Visiting Professor University of Malaya
  • Collaborative research undertaking Cochrane Systematic reviews
  • Collaborator with the USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Public health decision makers through knowledge translation workshops utlising audience response technology
  • Providing workshops and workforce training on evidence based practice and systematic review methodology (e.g. UK, Malaysia and Canada)
This information has been contributed by Professor Philip Baker.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.