Dr Grant Blashki

GP, Academic and Public Health Communicator

 

Dr Grant Blashki is a practicing GP, the Lead Clinical Advisor for beyondblue, an Associate Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, and Honorary Professor at Shenzhen Luohu Hospital Group in China. His three themes of research are 1) Mental Health 2) Environmental Health and 3) Global Health. His career is summarised in this 2018 Medical Journal of Australia profile. 

He has co-authored over 125 peer reviewed publications, 6 books.  He is the lead editor of the text book General Practice Psychiatry which has been translated into Italian and  Mandarin.  

He has been a chief investigator on numerous reseach projects and he was the lead developer of the Monash University/ University of Melbourne Masters of General Practice Psychiatry that trained over 150 doctors by distance education and for which he received a Monash University Silver Jubilee Prize for Teaching. In 2012, he was invited to give the Inaugural Eric Dark Memorial Lecture.   

He has been actively engaged with community work including as The Chair of the Environmental Working Party of the World Organisation of Family Doctors, as a Board Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation, as a mentor in the Al Gore Climate Leadership Project, as a cofounder of Doctors for the Environment Australia, as Member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the Climate Institute, and he was a participant in the Australia 2020 summit participant. In 2008, he was a co-recipient of the Fundraisers Institute of Australia’s Major Grants fundraising award for philanthropic work. In 2009 he was co recipient of an Australian Evaluation Society Award for Excellence in Evaluation in relation to evaluation of major primary health care reforms in Australia. 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has served as an examiner for the fellowship. He is a a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, he successfully graduated from the Asia Link Leadership program.

Grant is a frequent public speaker and has given formal addresses to non government  and corporate organisations.