Professor James Smith is the Deputy Dean of Rural and Remote Health - NT, and Matthew Flinders Professor (Health and Social Equity) at Flinders University.
He is an applied social health researcher with 20+ years’ experience working in rural and remote health policy, practice, and research contexts in SA and the NT, with a particular focus on improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and education outcomes. Prior to commencing at Flinders he held Professorial roles at both Menzies School of Health Research and Charles Darwin University in areas relating to alcohol and other drugs, men's health and Indigenous higher education. Professor Smith is recognised nationally and globally for his expertise in both health promotion and men's health. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Health Promotion Association. He is the Deputy Chair Association for Alcohol and Other Drugs Agencies NT and Board Member of FCD Health Ltd. He holds academic status at Menzies, Curtin University, Deakin University, University of Michigan and the University of Saskatchewan.