Professor Euan Wallace AM is a member of the Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Research group in the The Ritchie Centre.

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Professor Euan Wallace AM is an academic obstetrician and gynaecologist by training. He completed his medical and research training in Edinburgh, Scotland before joining Monash University and Monash Health in 1996.

Prof Wallace has more that 30 years experience in clinical practice and medical research, and 15 years experience in clinical leadership and governance. His research interests are in fetal development, maternal health, stem cell biology and patient safety.

For 11 years, Prof Wallace was the Director of Victoria’s largest women’s health service at Monash Health until 2017, when he was appointed the inaugural CEO of Safer Care Victoria, Victoria’s lead agency for quality and safety improvement in healthcare.

In July 2020, Prof Wallace was seconded to the Department of Health and Human Services as Deputy Secretary and was jointly responsible for COVID-19 case management, contract tracing and outbreak management. It was this role, which led to his current appointment as Secretary of the Department of Health, commencing in November 2020.

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