Executive Board – Profile

Professor Peter A Leggat, AM, ADC, MD, PhD, DrPH

Professor Peter A Leggat, AM, ADC, MD, PhD, DrPH


Professor Peter A Leggat, AM, ADC, MD, PhD, DrPH, is Professor and Co-Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases, James Cook University, Australia.

He is currently President of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM) and Immediate Past Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine of the College. He is a Foundation Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the College. A former Fulbright Scholar, he has published more than 500 journal papers, more than 90 chapters and more than 30 books and other monographs. He has also presented more than 400 papers at National and International conferences.

Professor Leggat is an experienced company director and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 1991. His current Board (Non-Executive Director) appointments include the ACTM (President, 2020-), The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (Dean of Education), the International Society of Travel Medicine (President-Elect, 2019-), St John Ambulance Australia, and the World Safety Organization.