Brian Oldenburg

Chief Investigators

Until early 2021, Brian Oldenburg was a Professor of Public Health and Head of the Noncommunicable Diseases Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Brian and his NCD Unit team have recently re-located to the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, where he has a joint position as Professor of Public Health and Implementation Science at the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute and La Trobe University. He has also just been appointed as the Director of the Academic Research Collaboration in Health (ARCH) at The Alfred Hospital. Brian is a chronic disease epidemiologist and implementation scientist and a global expert in the prevention and control of chronic diseases – in particular, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes – in both high-income and low and middle-income countries. He is at the forefront of developing new technology platforms and m-Health interventions for prevention and self-management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. He is the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Technology to Transform Chronic Diseases, called Connected Health CRE, which commenced at the beginning of 2020. This NHMRC CRE has other collaborators at the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Macquarie University, Griffith University and Stanford and Palo Alto Universities in USA. Brian was previously Professor of International Public Health (2006-16) and Associate Dean Global Health and International Campuses (2006-12) at Monash University. He is a current Adjunct Professor at Monash University.