Prof Christian Gericke

Prof Christian Gericke (MBBS, MD, PhD, MPH Cantab, MSc, MBA, FRACP, FAFPHM, AFRACMA, FRCP Edin, FEAN, FAAN) Director of Health Research and Translation


Prof Gericke is a Consultant Neurologist with a special interest in Epilepsy, Public Health Physician and Health Economist.

He is the Director of Health Research and Translation for Calvary Mater Newcastle, Clinical Dean at the University of Newcastle, and consults in private practice. He also serves as Neurologist in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Before coming to Newcastle in 2023, he was the Clinical Director of Neurology at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane and Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Queensland (2013-23). He is now Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.

Previously, he held professorial appointments at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth (2010-12) and the University of Adelaide (2006-10) and worked as Consultant Neurologist, Epileptologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist at leading hospitals in the UK, including King’s College Hospital London and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

Prof Gericke is the Associate Editor for the peer-reviewed journals Frontiers in Neurology, Internal Medicine Journal, Australian Health Review, and PLOS One.

He is a Member of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) Standards and Best Practice Council and the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measurement (ICHOM) Epilepsy Working Group.

He chairs the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Research Committee, the Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Therapeutics Committee, and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Ethics Section.


General Medicine

Research Areas

Epilepsy, neurology, aerospace medicine, health policy and systems, bioethics, medical law

Publications / Achievements

Prof Gericke’s research interests span a wide area – from health policy and health systems research to bioethics, medical law, aerospace neurology and epilepsy.

He has received over $12 million in research grants from diverse funding agencies, including national competitive grants (NHMRC, ARC, NIHR), Federal and State Departments of Health, international organisations (WHO, OECD, World Bank, European Commission), and philanthropic and industry funding.

He is a regular research panel member for the NHRMC, New Zealand HRC, and the European Research Council.

More information about Prof Christian Gericke’s academic achievements may be found here:

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