Dr Kerry Chant PSM
MBBS FAFPHM MHA MPH
Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health and Chief Health Officer
Dr Kerry Chant leads the Population and Public Health Division which has accountabilities for a broad portfolio of issues, including tobacco control, reduction of risk drinking and obesity, the promotion of physical activity, end of life care and organ donation. She has a particular interest in the response to HIV, hepatitis C and hepatitis B and Aboriginal Health.
In her role as Chief Health Officer, Dr Chant has overall responsibility within NSW Health for the delivery of the Premier’s Priority to reduce childhood overweight and obesity in NSW. This year Dr Chant published an in depth analysis of children’s nutrition in the Annual Report of the Chief Health Officer titled What NSW children eat and drink.