About the AEA

AEA Aims, Governance, Policies


The aims of the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) are to develop and promote the discipline of epidemiology in Australasia through:

  • promoting excellence and innovation in the practice of epidemiological methods
  • communication of issues relevant to epidemiologists
  • advocating for funding, capacity building and policy development
  • strategic alliances with related organisations to maintain high standards in teaching and research and to promote the use of evidence in health-related policy making and clinical practice.

This will be achieved through being an organisation committed to:

  • leadership and advocacy on key issues related to the discipline of epidemiology
  • excellence in governance
  • a strong, diverse member focus.


AEA is governed by a seven member council elected from the membership. Five members of Council form the Executive, namely the President, Vice-President, President-elect, Treasurer and Honorary Secretary. At least one member of Council must be based in New Zealand.

Other roles within council include the coordination of local chapters, and management of the website. The council co-opts a student member to coordinate student matters.

AEA Amended Constitution 20211025


Privacy Policy

AEA Privacy Policy V1 20190806

AEA Equity and Diversity Policy

AEA Diversity Policy V1 20190321

AEA in-kind and financial support of events Policy

AEA financial support of events policy V1 20190321

AEA Events Code of Conduct

AEA Events Code of Conduct 20190321

AEA Conflicts of Interest Policy

AEA Conflict of Interest Policy V1 20190915


AEA submissions to review bodies:

AEA letter - Public health research funding - the Hon Anthony Albanese 20221216

AEA letter to Health Minister climate change and NPHS - Call for climate action in the National Preventive Health Strategy - September 2020

Health groups letter re COVID paid leave May 2020

AEA letter to Federal and State/Territory Ministers for Health in support of frontline epidemiologists and to push for long-term, sustained investment in Public Health May 2020

Fields of Research and Socio-Economic Objectives classifications - ANZSRC consultation draft AEA feedback January 2020

Submission to NHMRC’s Targeted consultation on “A Framework for NHMRC Assessment and Funding of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies” July 2017

AEA McKeon Review Comments 2012 March 2012

Expenditure Review Committee March 2011

Review of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans Mar 2005

Review of the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Programs Privacy Guidelines (under Section 135AA Feb 2005

Review of the Private Sector Provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 Feb 2005


Creating connections, sharing knowledge and supporting the Australasian epidemiological community

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