Jon Jureidini is a child psychiatrist at the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide and a Professor in the Disciplines of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the University of Adelaide.
Other Appointments and Qualifications: Jon obtained a PhD from Flinders University in 1998 after completing his MBBS at Adelaide University in 1980.
Influence: Professor Jureidini is spokesman for Healthy Skepticism, an organisation devoted to countering misleading drug promotion, and chair of Australian-Palestinian Partnerships for Education and Health. His interests include quality use of medicines, suicide, medical education and child abuse. He has been a strong critic of Australia’s immigration detention policies and has worked with many children and adults affected by those policies.