Professor Donald Campbell (1966-72)

Don Campbell was a member of the St Paul’s Choir; he was also a good cricketer, a keen bushwalker and a highly capable student, who was awarded several scholarships. In 1972 he was School Captain. Don also worked part-time while at school; initially he delivered newspapers and later he worked in a shoe factory.

After school, Don attended Monash University and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours). He followed this up with a Master of Medical Science in Clinical Epidemiology (Newcastle), a Doctor of Medicine (Monash), and he is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Don’s research career has taken him from the bench top (Immunology) to the bedside and beyond. Whilst living in South Australia he conducted several epidemiological studies of asthma. Later, he established the Victorian Respiratory Support Service at Austin Health to assist ventilator-dependent patients to live at home, and then set up the Clinical Epidemiology and Health Service Evaluation Unit at Melbourne Health.

Don is currently Director of the General Medicine Program at Monash Health, a Professor of Medicine at Monash University, and President of the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand.