Associate Professor Peter Azzopardi

Honorary Fellow


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

Projects (17)

Current (14)

  • A profile of adolescent health in Myanmar

  • Engaging private sector for adolescent health service delivery in Asia and Pacific

  • Gender Counts

  • Implementing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in East Asia and the Pacific Region

  • Inequalities in sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific

  • Integrated Multi-Sectoral Approach (IMSA) To Improve The Sexual And Reproductive Health Of Adolescents In Magway, Myanmar

  • Integrating Mental Health and Psychosocial Support into primary health care for Children and Adolescents in Middle East and North Africa

  • Non-communicable diseases in adolescents in Indonesia

  • Quantifying early marriage and union in Southeast Asia

  • Resilient Adolescents and Integrated Life Skills (RAIL) project, Dawei, Myanmar

  • Review of the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in the Middle East and North Africa

  • Sexual and reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific

  • The Adolescent Menstrual Experiences and Health Cohort (AMEHC) Study in Bangladesh

  • TRYP: Transitions and Risk in Young People project

Past (2)

  • Addressing adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Pacific

  • Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing

Publications (57)

2023 (2)

2022 (8)

2021 (10)

2020 (8)

2019 (8)

2018 (16)

2017 (5)

News Articles (12)

2021 (1)

2020 (2)

2019 (4)

2018 (2)

2017 (3)