Foundation Chair, Indigenous Higher Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), University of Melbourne
Professor Ian Anderson (MBBS, PhD, DMedSci (honouris causa) FAFPHM) is the Foundation Chair, Indigenous Higher Education; Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at the University of Melbourne.
He has previously been the Foundation Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne and has held a number of academic, policy and practice roles in Indigenous health over a thirty year period. These include the Director of Research for the Lowitja Institute and related Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health; Chair of the National Indigenous Health Equality Council and a Council Member for the National Health and Medical Research Council. He was also a Co-Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Council.
His family are Palawa Trowerna from the Pyemairrenner mob in Tasmania that includes Trawlwoolway and Plairmairrenner and related clans.