Christian Gericke, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc, MBA

Anton Breinl Centre for Health Systems Strengthening, James Cook University, and School of Public Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Christian Gericke is a Neurologist, Public Health Physician and Health Economist. He is the Deputy Executive Director of Medical Services for Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Public Health at James Cook University and Honorary Professor in Public Health at the University of Queensland. He also serves as Specialist Advisor for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and as Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Out-of-Pocket Costs (Private Health Insurance Reforms) for the Australian Government Department of Health.

His research interests span a wide area – from health systems research, health policy, health services research, and health care management to research ethics and clinical neurosciences.

He has held senior leadership positions in academia and health care management in Germany, the UK and Australia and has led research and consultancy projects on all continents with a focus on Asia and the Middle East. He also has experience working as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company and has acted as consultant to the European Commission, the World Health Organization, OECD, German Development Aid (GIZ) and the World Bank.

Christian studied medicine in Berlin, Montpellier and at Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools in Boston and received an M.D. research doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. After completing his specialist training in neurology in Berlin, Strasbourg and Geneva, he studied tropical medicine at the University of Aix-Marseille, obtained an MPH from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, an MBA from Deakin University in Melbourne, and a higher doctorate in public health (Habilitation) from Berlin University of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the American College of Physicians, the American Neurological Association and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.