Ian Wronski

James Cook University – Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Professor Wronski is Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University (JCU). He has been a leader in focusing attention on health workforce maldistribution, particularly in rural, Indigenous and tropical populations in Australia and across the globe. He led the foundation of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at JCU and the establishment of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre.

Ian has extensive international policy involvement, through AITHM and as a board member of the APEC-Life Sciences Innovation Forum. He is focussed on providing intellectual leadership in health systems and workforce development innovation to meet the growing and changing demands on healthcare both in Australia and abroad.

Ian’s professional background is in medicine and he has over 40 years’ experience in rural, remote, public and Indigenous health as a clinician, health service planner and in policy development. In 2014 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the areas of tropical and rural health and the health of Indigenous Australians. He has been awarded the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal, the Life Sciences Queensland Industry Excellence Award and is a Life Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Hear Ian speak at the Canada Connect event on 11 April at Commonwealth House.

« Back to Speakers and Panellists


Thank you to all VIPs, presenters, delegates and guests for participating in the Games Time Trade & Investment Program in April 2018.

To continue exploring trade and investment opportunities in Queensland, please visit Trade2018.com or contact the team via trade2018@ditid.qld.gov.au.


Personal information

The use of the term personal information in this privacy statement means any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.

We collect personal information directly from you in order to conduct our business; for example if you have subscribed to our newsletter, we may contact you using the email address you supplied.

You can ask us to correct any errors or make amendments to personal information we have about you by contacting us, subject to you providing evidence of identity. You can also update your details for newsletter subscriptions directly via the email you received when signing up.

We do not collect personal information about you if you are only browsing this website.

Use of this website

We measure traffic to this website and use cookies through Googles Analytics display advertising features to monitor visits. Cookies identify and recognise the computer, but not the person using the computer, when you visit our website.

The use of cookies is an industry standard and most major websites use them. The data obtained is used to help us improve the website and each users experience. We may also use this information to offer you tailored content such as ads.

If you prefer not to have cookies monitor your website usage, you can change the privacy setting of your browser to disable cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. Google Analytics offers opt-out tools for the web or you can refer to your Internet browsers help information about how to change your cookie preference.

The information we can log when you access this website includes:

No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where inspection of the Internet web server logs is required by law (for example, by a law enforcement agency).

For enquiries about privacy related to this website, please contact us.