Brendan Crotty is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health at Deakin University. The Faculty offers courses in nursing, midwifery, dietetics, exercise and sports science, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work, optometry, medicine, food science, public health, health promotion, health sciences, medical imaging and health economics, as well as a range of research degrees. The Faculty has a strong and expanding research profile through six Strategic Research Centres with strengths in public health, health economics, obesity prevention, mental health and wellbeing, quality and patient safety, health data analysis, metabolic disease, cancer and infectious diseases.
He was appointed Foundation Head of the Deakin School of Medicine in 2006. In this role he was responsible for the development, accreditation and delivery of the Deakin medical course, which is designed to equip graduates with the skills needed to practise in rural and regional Australia. He oversaw the establishment of partnerships with regional health providers and the development of an active research program within the School of Medicine and its partner institutions.
He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 1979 and trained in gastroenterology in Melbourne. After completing a research doctorate he worked for two years in Oxford in the UK, where he developed a research and clinical interest in inflammatory bowel disease.
He has extensive experience in postgraduate medical education. He is Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, the body responsible for training programs for all first and second year medical graduates working in Victoria. He held a number of senior educational roles in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians prior to commencing at Deakin.