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Professor David Bennett is an adolescent health physician working to improve the health and wellbeing of young people through responsive health care, collaborative research, professional and community education, networking and advocacy.

David is Medical Clinical Director, Priority Populations, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network; and Senior Clinical Adviser, Youth Health and Wellbeing and Board member, NSW Kids and Families. David’s previous roles include President of the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare and of the International Association for Adolescent Health.

David was honoured with an AO (Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia) in 1995 for service to medicine, particularly in the field of adolescent health and medical care. He is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and has received other awards for his service to the community. He currently serves on a number of high-level state and Australian government policy committees.

David is co-author of I just want you to be happy: Preventing and tackling teenage depression and the author of numerous other books, monographs, chapters and professional articles in the field of adolescent health.

David is married to Anne with four grown-up children and three grandchildren.

  • Last updated or reviewed 25-05-2015