Professor Ian Darnton Hill

Professor Ian Darnton Hill AO brings more than 40 years of national and international practical and academic health experience to the SMLC advisory board.  

Professor Ian Darnton Hill

As a trained medical doctor, Ian worked as a general practitioner in Mount Gambier before undergoing further training and working in countries including Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, the UK and USA.

Throughout his career, Ian worked in areas of expertise that span public health interventions, health policy, particularly in low and middle-income countries, and analysis of national and other programmes, with an emphasis on public health nutrition.

Previously, Ian has been a Special Adviser to the UNICEF Executive Director on Child Hunger and Undernutrition and Acting Chief, Nutrition Section, and Senior Adviser, Child Survival and Nutrition, at UNICEF HQ in New York.

Currently, Ian performs consultancy work with major health organisations including the World Health Organisation, AusAID, DFAT and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is an Adjunct Professor at the Boden Collaboration on Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders within the University of Sydney,

Ian hopes to bring his global experience to the work of the SMLC advisory board and his home town of Mount Gambier.