Professor Gary D. Rogers is a health professions educational leader, public health researcher and GP with a focus on HIV medicine. He commenced as Professor and Dean of the School of Medicine at Deakin University in June 2020.
Immediately prior to joining Deakin, he was Professor of Medical Education and Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching) at the Griffith University School of Medicine, as well as undertaking clinical work in the Infectious Diseases Unit at Gold Coast University Hospital.
Gary gained his medical degree from the University of Adelaide 1984. In the early 1990s, he formulated and led an interprofessional primary health care team focused on HIV care and prevention in the city of Adelaide. Whist still in full-time clinical practice, he undertook the Monash University Master of General Practice Psychiatry in order to gain the skills he needed to support the survivors of the HIV pandemic following the implementation of effective treatment for the condition in 1996. In the mid-2000s he completed a PhD in public health utilising a health inequity framework and then worked for two years across the 21 Pacific Island countries and territories in HIV care mentorship and sexual health promotion.
Since returning to Australia in 2008, Gary’s scholarly work has focused increasingly on health professional education. He served two terms as President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) and remains a member of the Association’s Fellowship Committee. He was a member of the Executive Committee of AMEE, the international association for health professional education, from 2013 to 2019. In 2017, he was recognised as a Principal Fellow of the global Higher Education Academy. Gary’s current research focuses on the affective learning associated with the acquisition of professional and interprofessional values among health students.