Peter Azzopardi MEpi FRACP PhD leads a program of research around global adolescent health, with a strong focus on health equity. He was a contributor to the Lancet Commission on Adolescent health and wellbeing, and has consulted on adolescent health to governments in Australia and the region, as well as DFAT, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. A large focus of his work is the analysis of big data to identify priority health issues for adolescents at a global, regional, national and sub-national level.
He co-chairs WHO's Global Action for Measurement in Adolescent Health. Pete also leads a number of projects that consider how best to respond to adolescent health needs - ranging from more inclusive policy, opportunities within schools, to realising opportunities for adolescent health gain in the health system.
Further to his role at Burnet, Pete is a clinical research fellow at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and a team leader in the Population Health theme, Murdoch Children's Research Institute. As of January 2023, Pete has transitioned to an Honorary staff position at Burnet