Dr Clare Huppatz

Biography of Dr Clare Huppatz, member of the CDI Editorial Advisory Board

Page last updated: 15 March 2023

Dr Clare Huppatz is a Public Health Physician with qualifications in General Practice, Public Health, Health Promotion and Epidemiology. She has spent more than half of her career working in rural areas, including Far North Queensland, the Riverland area of South Australia and the Kimberley and Goldfield regions of Western Australia. Clare has worked as a Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), undertaking missions in the Pacific Island Countries of Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati, to support an emergency post-cyclone response (Cyclone Pam, 2015), disease outbreak responses and vaccination program implementation and evaluation. In 2018, she spent two months working for the WHO Global Programme for the Elimination of Trachoma, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Most recently, Clare has worked for the Department of Health in WA, where she was Coordinator of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) during the first two years of the COVID-19 response in WA and is now Deputy Chief Health Officer (Public Health).