Menzies holds an annual Oration as a public lecture to inspire meaningful discussions on topics related to our work.

This year, we are delighted to welcome Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government Department of Health, to deliver the 2022 Menzies Oration. 

Prof. Kelly's presentation is titled: Providing the best medical advice in a pandemic, an insider's view

Event Details:

When | Thursday 13 October 2022, 5:00pm – 7:00pm (ACST)

Where | JMB Auditorium, Menzies School of Health Research, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Corner of Nightingale and Paracelsus road, Tiwi. 

Online attendance via Zoom is also available. 

Cost | This is a free event. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Registration is essential for both in person and online attendance. 
Please register for a ticket via the Sticky Tickets platform. Either click the image or the link below to register. 

2022 Menzies Oration


Professor Paul Kelly 

A public health physician and epidemiologist by training, Professor Kelly has over 30 years research experience, working across Australia as well as in Malawi, Indonesia, East Timor, and the UK. He has worked in health systems development, postgraduate teaching and as a health service executive including in the Northern Territory where he was a Principal Research Fellow with the Menzies School of Health Research.

Professor Kelly first joined the Australian Government Department of Health in March 2019 as the Chief Medical Adviser, Health Products Regulation Group and became the Deputy Chief Medical Officer in February 2020. Prior to these appointments, Professor Kelly spent 8 years as Chief Health Officer for the ACT and Deputy Director-General of Population Health in the ACT Government Health Directorate.

Professor Kelly is the Chair of the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee (AHPPC) and as an official member of National Cabinet, has contributed his extensive public health and epidemiological knowledge and experience in the formulation of various plans, guidelines and advice relating to COVID-19. This vital work has significantly contributed to Australia’s approach to virus suppression.