Terry Slevin has been Chief Executive Office for the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) since May 2018. He is Adjunct Professor in the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and Adjunct Professor in the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow of PHAA and was the first Vice President (Development) of the Association.
Adj Prof Slevin is a regular media commentator on all aspects of public health and cancer, ranging from causes and early detection, to broader chronic disease prevention including nutrition, physical activity, weight control, alcohol, sun protection and gun control.
He is the editor of a book on skin cancer Sun, Skin and Health, released by CSIRO Publishing in 2014 and has published over 85 papers in the peer reviewed literature and a series of 15 articles on cancer myths.
His current focus is on promoting evidence based public health policy in Australia with a focus on equity and improved health outcomes for the most disadvantaged Australians. He has also been heavily focused on public health systems, resourcing, governance and structures at national and state level. He contributed to the development of the National Preventive Health Strategy (NPHS) and the development of the Australian Centre for Disease Control (ACDC). He spends a lot of time engaging on public health issues with leaders in government and politics.
Until April 2018 he was Director, Education and Research at Cancer Council WA where he worked since 1994. Mr Slevin holds a Master’s in Public Health and an Honours degree in Psychology.
As well as serving as Chair of Cancer Council Australia’s Occupational and Environmental Cancer Risk Committee, Mr Slevin has previously chaired Cancer Council's Skin Cancer Committee and was founding Chair of Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee, where he served for 10 years. He has contributed to the planning of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress from 2012 to 2016 and was Co Chair of the Scientific Committee for the World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2018.