Professor Nicholas Glasgow

Research School of Population Health
Acting Head, Department of Health Services, RSPH
Research School Population Health, Bdg 62 Mills Road ANU





  • General Practice
  • Palliative Care


Nicholas Glasgow is a general practitioner and palliative medicine specialist. A graduate of the University of Auckland he has held academic appointments at the University of the United Arab Emirates, the University of Sydney and The Australian National University. His doctoral thesis examined the interface between primary and secondary care in a rapidly developing country.

He is recognised as an excellent teacher, primary health care researcher and leader within primary health care, university and administrative settings. 

He has wide experience in all aspects of curriculum development, approaches to teaching, assessment and evaluation of educational programs across the vertical continuum of medical education. He has twice been a Harvard Macy Scholar. 

Since coming to Canberra in 1997, he has won more than $25 million in research and development funds. Over $4 million of these funds are in NHMRC grants in which he is named as an investigator. He has over 70 peer reviewed publications and is regualrly invited to speak at national and international meetings in relation to his research, educational and leadership interests.

He serves on high level university committees and undertakes high level service on various professional and health service committees of organisations. He was a Ministerial Appointee to the National Lead Clinicians Group, and previous Chair of the ACT Clinical Senate and a Ministerial Appointee to ACT Health Directorate Local Hospital Network. He was President of Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand from 2015-2016. He makes regular contributions to the work of the Australian Medical Council serving on medical school and college accreditation committees (including as Chair), and in respect of applications for recognition as a medical speciality.


Research interests

Health systems research including interactions between research evidence and health policy. Primary health care research with a particular interest in chronic disease and comorbidity. Respiratory disease particularly asthma in children and COPD. Scholarship in teaching and learning with a particular interest in outcomes based educational approaches including competency based medical education.


Current students

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