Professor Iverson joins Swinburne after having been with the University of Wollongong for the past 13 years, where he held a number of roles including Executive Dean of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Pro Vice-Chancellor Health, Executive Director of the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, and most recently, as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health.
Professor Iverson has held senior positions in government agencies (Associate Director of Cancer Control Science - U.S. National Cancer Institute within the National Institutes of Health; Special Assistant - Office of Health Information, Health Promotion, Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine in the Office of the US Surgeon General; in non-government health organisations (Director of Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation - National Cancer Institute of Canada; Director of Cancer Control Research and Deputy Director - AMC Cancer Research Center) in business (Chief Scientific Officer, the optx Corporation) and in academia (Professor, Vice-Chairman for Research and Academic Affairs, Acting Chairman - Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor - Institute of Health Systems Leadership and Research at the University of Denver; Adjunct Professor - Department of Family Medicine, University of Toronto School of Medicine).
Professor Iverson is a Canadian citizen holding a permanent Australian residency. He earned a BSc from the University of North Dakota, and a MSc and PhD from the University of Oregon. He has published in excess of 150 articles, book chapters and editorials on a variety of health-related topics. His research interests include clinical, patient and delivery issues related to primary care medicine, and health-related behaviour change strategies.
Fields of Research
- Public Health And Health Services - 111700
Also published as: Iverson, Don; Iverson, D.; Iverson, Donald; Iverson, D. C.; Iverson, Don C.; Iverson, Donald C.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2014: Turning passion for sport into an opportunity to improve child health in remote communities *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
* Chief Investigator
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