Executive Board – Profile

Associate Professor Richard Franklin

Associate Professor Richard Franklin

Honorary Treasurer

Dr Richard Franklin PhD FARL FPHAA is Associate Professor Public Health at James Cook University. He teaches into the Masters of Public Health and Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research interests include the injuries of people in the tropics, leprosy, health systems, envenomation, disasters and workplace health and safety. He has published more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, editorials, and monographs.

He is currently the Honour Treasurer of the Australasia College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and board member on Farmsafe Australia and Auschem training. He is a graduate and fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership program.

He is a member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) contributor group and recently authored a global study on drowning using the GBD data. He supervises a range of masters and PhD students exploring a diverse range of topics from drowning prevention to leprosy to tourist injuries.