Professor Mieke Van Driel
After training as a General Practitioner in The Netherlands Professor Van Driel worked in primary health care assistance projects for Médecins Sans Frontières in Asia and Africa. With a Master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she embarked on an academic career at the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1998. Her PhD thesis on the implementation of evidence in clinical care explored the medical, contextual and policy related aspects of evidence that can facilitate its use in day to day patient care. She has published widely on the implementation of evidence in clinical practice and conducted numerous systematic reviews to support recommendations for appropriate use of medicines and other interventions.
Her main research interests are in the translation and implementation of evidence into clinical practice and in global health with a special focus on vulnerable populations in society.
Professor Van Driel practices as General Practitioner in an Aboriginal Medical Service.
PositionsHead Discipline of General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
General Practitioner, Kalwun Health Service, Aboriginal Medical Service