Michael Dodson

Adjunct Associate Professor, NICM Health Research Institute

Dr Michael Dodson is Medical Director at Blackmores Institute and joins NICM as an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne and has completed a PhD and Michael Dodsonmasters degrees in public health and health management. Michael has extensive experience in the regulation and evaluation of complementary and non-prescription medicines. He has been influential in the development of National policy around complementary medicines regulation and has represented Australia at a International Regulatory and World Health Organization fora. Michael has also been an important contributor to the development of medical schools at Deakin University and the University of Notre Dame.

Research focus

  • Complementary and non-prescription medicines regulation
  • Assessment of the efficacy and safety of complementary medicines
  • Clinical trial design and implementation
  • Medical education and medical student selection

Previous appointments include:

  • Associate Dean, Melbourne Clinical School, Australia
  • Senior Medical Adviser, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT, Australia
  • Head of Office of Non-Prescription Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT, Australia
  • Medical Advisor, Complementary and Non-Prescription Medicines, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ACT, Australia


  • 2009 Member of the National N1H1 Swine-flu Pandemic Taskforce, Canberra.
  • 2010 Australian Delegate and rapporteur: World health Organization (Western Pacific region) Intercountry Consultation on the Regional Strategy for Traditional Medicines in the Western Pacific 2011-2020, Daejon, South Korea.
  • 2012 Australian Delegate: WHO Regional Strategy for traditional Medicines in the Western Pacific Worshop, Hong Kong.
  • 2013-2014 Member of Victorian Medical Education Planning Group and Victorian council of Health Deans.
  • 2014 Member of the Advisory Committee on Non-Prescription Medicines.