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Prof Nick Zwar

Executive Dean - Health Sciences & Medicine

Professional biography

Professor Nick Zwar joined Bond University in 2019 as Executive Dean. Nicks’ background is in medicine as a general practitioner and as a primary health care teacher and researcher. Nick was previously Dean of Medicine at University of Wollongong and prior to that Professor of General Practice and Deputy Dean (Education) at the University of New South Wales. He has a national and international reputation in health services research on prevention and management of chronic illness, with a focus on respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Other clinical, teaching and research interests include tobacco control, immunisation and travel health. Professor Zwar has led the development, and contributed to several sets of Australian and international clinical practice guidelines and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Over the course of his academic career Nick has maintained involvement in clinical practice, working part time as a general practitioner for over 30 years.

Professional admissions

  • Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Fellow Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • Member and past President, Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care
  • Member, Editorial Board, Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • Member COPD-X Evaluation Committee, Lung Foundation Australia
  • Chair, Editorial Committee, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition
  • Chair, Expert Advisory Group, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Smoking Cessation Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Deputy Chair, Australian Travel Health Advisory Group
  • Quality Assurance Examiner for Royal Australian College of General Practitioners


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery University of Adelaide
  • Masters of Public Health University of Sydney
  • PhD University of Newcastle

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