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Biographical entry Silagy, Christopher Allen (Chris) (1960 - 2001)


14 September 1960
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
13 December 2001
Physician and Medical educator


Chris Silagy was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2000 for service to medicine, particularly in the areas of research and education, and in developments in the field of evidence-based medicine.



Education - Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS) completed at the University of Melbourne
1984 - 1985
Career position - Resident Medical Officer
Career position - General Practitioner in Eltham, Victoria
1987 - 1988
Career position - Lecturer at Monash University, Victoria
1989 - 1991
Career position - Research Fellow in Social and Preventative Medicine at Monash University, Victoria
1989 - 1991
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Community Medicine at Monash University, Victoria
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Monash University
1992 - 1993
Career position - Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK
1995 - 1999
Career position - Professor and Head of general practice at Flinders University of South Australia
1995 - 2001
Career position - Director of the Australasian Cochrane Centre
1999 - 2001
Career position - Professor of Public Health and Foundation Director of the Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Victoria
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Kidd, Michael, Doig, Rowan and Farley, Christopher, 'Obituary: Professr Christopher Allen Silagy, Health care leader', The Age, 21 December 2001. Details

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