Theme Member
Dr Peter Azzopardi


Phone: 03 9345 4110



Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medical Science

Master of Epidemiology

Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics)


Pete originally trained as a paediatrician and worked with Aboriginal communities across Victoria and NT. Recognising that the needs of adolescents were largely overlooked, he undertook a PhD to better understand health needs so as to inform effective actions. Pete also leads a research group at the Burnet Institute where his work focusses on improving adolescent health in the Asia Pacific region.

Competitive funding

NHMRC postgraduate scholarship

Sidney Myer health scholarship

Publications (selected)

P Azzopardi, E Kennedy, G Patton, R Power, R Roseby, S Sawyer, A Brown. The quality of health research for young Indigenous Australians: systematic review. 2013. The Medical Journal of Australia. 199 (1): 57 – 63.

D Henning, D Eade, A Langstone, A Bean-Hodges, A Marceglia, P Azzopardi. Asymptomatic Mycoplasma genitalium infection amongst marginalised young people accessing a youth health service in Melbourne. 2013. International Journal of STD and AIDS. In press

P Azzopardi, P Zimmet, R Fahy, G Dent, M Kelly, K Kranzusch, L Maple-Brown, V Nossar, M Silink, A Sinha, M Stone, S Wren, A Brown. Type 2 Diabetes in Australian Indigenous children and adolescents living in rural and remote areas: review and recommendations on diagnosis, screening, management & prevention. 2012. The Medical Journal of Australia. 197 (1): 32-36.

P Azzopardi. The art of medicine: Adolescent health comes of age. 2012. The Lancet. April 28 :379: 1583-4.

N Gray, P Azzopardi, E Kennedy, E Wilserdorf, M Creati. Improving adolescent reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific: do we have the data? A review of DHS and MICS surveys in nine countries. 2011. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. July 31 [Epub ahead of print].

E Kennedy, N Gray, P Azzopardi, M Creati. Adolescent fertility and family planning in East Asia and the Pacific: A review of DHS reports. 2011. Reproductive Health. May 5; 8(1):11.

P Azzopardi, C Bennett, S Graham, T Duke. BCG vaccine related disease in HIV-exposed infants: A systematic review. 2009. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2009 Nov;13(11):1331-44.

C Bannister, L Bennett, A Carville, P Azzopardi. Evidence Behind the WHO guidelines: Hospital Care for Children: What is the Evidence that BCG Vaccination Should Not be used in HIV-infected Children? 2009. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. Apr;55(2):78-82.

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The SAHMRI community acknowledges and respects the traditional owners, the family clans who are the Kaurna Nation from the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia. We acknowledge the clans of the Kaurna Nation and the sacred knowledge they hold for their country. We pay our respects to the Kaurna Nation, their ancestors and the descendants of these living family clans today.