Assistant Director General of Public & Aboriginal Health Division, WA Chief Health Officer / Department of Health
Most Notable Role
Dr Andrew Robertson PSM has been the assistant director general of public & aboriginal health and chief health officer at the WA Department of Health since May 2019. Prior to that, he was the deputy chief health officer and director of disaster management, regulation and planning within the Public Health Division of the WA Department of Health. He is also a Captain in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve and chair of the Defence Health Services’ Chemical Biological and Radiological (CBR) Defence and Disaster Medicine Consultative Group. His involvement in disaster medicine has included leading the Australian Medical Relief team into the Maldives post tsunami and the WA Health team into Indonesia after the Yogyakarta earthquakes in June 2006. Since 2007, Dr Robertson has coordinated the WA Health responses to various remote incidents including Cyclone George, the Varanus Island gas explosion, the Learmonth air incident, the Manjimup bus crash, the Mumbai terrorist attack, and the Ashmore Reef incident. Dr Robertson was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in 1999 while serving in the Royal Australian Navy and the Public Service Medal in the 2013 Australia Day Honours.
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Assistant Director General of Public & Aboriginal Health Division, WA Chief Health Officer