David Briggs

PHD, MSS, BSC, DIPAPPCHEM

Adjunct Professor, NICM

Research Committee Member, NICM


Professor Briggs is a world-renowned researcher and adviser in complementary medicine and policy development with over 40 years' experience working across government, non-government and the university sectors.

In 2006, he was appointed an Adjunct Professor at NICM and became a member of NICM's Research Committee in 2008.

Professor Briggs is currently a member of the International Advisory Board on Hong Kong Chinese Materia Medica Standards, and the World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Traditional Medicine. He is also a World Health Organization Temporary Adviser for the development of monographs for herbal medicines.

He has previously worked in a regulatory environment as head of the Office of Complementary Medicines in the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and was an inaugural member of the Standing Committee of the Western Pacific Regional Forum for the Harmonization of Herbal Medicines. Before taking up his position in the Office of Complementary Medicines, he was Professor and head of the School of Nutrition and Public Health at Deakin University in Victoria.

He holds a master's degree in science from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of London.