Packer Policy Fellowship Program

The Packer Policy Fellowship Program commenced in the 2004-05 financial year and is named in honour of the late Mr Kerry Packer AC, Chairman of Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, for his generous support of the program.

Page last updated: 30 January 2008

The Program aims to promote health policy exchange and collaboration with the United States of America. Each year the Program offers two outstanding mid-career American health care policy researchers or practitioners the opportunity to spend six to ten months in Australia to conduct original health-related research.



The Program reciprocates the existing Harkness Fellowship Program sponsored by the American philanthropic foundation, the Commonwealth Fund. Administration of the Program in the United States is provided by the Commonwealth Fund.

Past Fellows are:

2004-05 Fellows
2005-06 Fellows
  • Keith McInnes
  • Kristen Testa

2006-07 Fellows
  • Tom Buchmueller
  • Valerie A Hepburn

Contact:
Packer Policy Fellowship Coordinator
Policy and International Branch
Portfolio Strategies Division
Department of Health and Ageing

Phone: +61 2 6289 3334
Fax: +61 2 6289 7087
Email: packerpolicyfellowship@health.gov.au
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