Emeritus Professor Don Roberton
E/Prof Don Roberton MD (Otago), FRACP, FRCPA, FRCPCH (Hon), was McGregor Reid Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Adelaide 1989 - 2006. He was Head of the Department from 1989 - 2004.
He trained as a paediatrician and an immunologist. His clinical practice was in general paediatrics, paediatric clinical immunology, and paediatric rheumatology. In addition, he was head of unit in each of these disciplines at the Womens and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide. He was Chief of Medicine at the Womens and Childrens Hospital in 1990 - 1995.
His most recent appointments were to Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Health Sciences, and Dean, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2006 - 2011, and Director of the Medical Schools Outcomes Project of Medical Deans of Australia and New Zealand.
He was Chair of the Council of the Child Health Research Institute, South Australia, Chair of the Health and Medical Research Advisory Committee of South Australia, and a Member of the Premier's Science and Research Council of South Australia.
His research interests are in paediatrics, basic immunology, paediatric rheumatology, childhood vaccines, medical education and medical workforce.