Prof Nicola Spurrier PSM

Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health

2022 South Australia Award Winner

Professor Nicola Spurrier is the Chief Public Health Officer for the Department for Health and Wellbeing, being appointed in 2019. Professor Spurrier’s role also includes advising the Minister and the Chief Executive of SA Health about proposed legislative or administrative changes in relation to public health.

Nicola is a dual qualified Medical Specialist, Public Health Physician and Paediatrician, with 31 years’ experience within SA Health including 13 years in the Department for Health and Wellbeing. Nicola has specialised in developing and implementing policies and programs across child health, obesity prevention and Aboriginal health.

She also has extensive experience in health protection and promotion, public health partnership and health diplomacy activities. During COVID-19, Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, has been instrumental in SA’s effective virus response