Finalist 2018 Research
Michael Dibley is a medical doctor and professor at the University of Sydney, and an internationally renowned expert in public health. He trained as a paediatrician but early in his career changed direction and undertook further study at the US Centre for Disease Control to become an epidemiologist. He has had extensive experience in child health and nutrition in developing countries and worked for a decade at the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Over the last 15 years he has conducted technical consultancies related to child health and nutrition for UNICEF, the World Health Organization, The World Bank, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, USAID, and several other governments including Indonesia. His current work is mainly focused on how to prevent child under-nutrition through improved infant and young child feeding, and how to improve the survival of newborns and infants through improved nutrition of mothers.