Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO, MBBS PhD FRCPA FRCPath FRACMA FRACS.
Emeritus Professor Ken Donald AO has had a lengthy and illustrious career of over 40 years in medical practice, health policy and medical education. His academic contributions consisting of more than 90 published journal articles and textbooks, demonstrate his ongoing commitment to the development of research and education across a number of fields including pathology, social and preventive medicine and veterans health. Professor Donald's work with AIDS control and Veteran's health will long stand as his greatest achievements. He also represented Australia in rugby union from 1957 to 1960 and went on to manage the Australian Wallabies from 1979 to 1981. Professor Donald's loyalty and commitment to the health of Australians is unrivalled and this work continues today, beyond his official retirement.
Recognised as a Queenland Great and awarded an Order of Australia in 2012, Professor Donald is very familiar with pain through a number of different roles, including his work with the Australian Cancer Society, his work in the battle against AIDS, his role with the NHMRC and long involvement with Veteran's health matters. He continues to play an active role in a range of health areas.