About Ken Donald
Ken Donald AO was a member of the Wallabies from 1957-60, during which time he played in ten Test matches. He studied medicine at UQ simultaneously and graduated MB BS in 1962 and in 1973 was awarded a PhD in immunology. He initially worked as a pathologist, which included appointments as Director of Pathology at Royal Brisbane Hospital and Professor of Anatomical Pathology at University of Newcastle. His rugby interests continued and from 1979-81 he was manager of the Australian rugby team. From 1981-89 he was Deputy Director-General of Health in Queensland and in 1992 he became Professor and Head of the Department of Social and Preventative Medicine at UQ before being appointed Head of the Graduate School of Medicine in 2000 from which he retired in 2006. He is currently* Professor of Assessment and Evaluation at Griffith University Medical School. He has chaired a number of major national authorities and committees and has published extensively in the medical literature and textbooks. He was awarded an AO in 2007 for services to medicine, and in 2012 was made a Queensland Great for his contributions to AIDS control and veterans’ health.