The aims of the Association are to develop and promote the discipline of epidemiology in Australasia through:

  • promoting excellence in the practice of epidemiological methods;
  • communication of issues relevant to epidemiologists;
  • advocating for funding, capacity building and policy development;
  • strategic alliances with related organisations to maintain high standards of public health practice, teaching and research in Australasia

This will be achieved through being an organisation committed to:

  • excellence in governance, with;
  • a strong member focus.


AEA is governed by a seven member council elected from the membership. Five members of Council form the Executive, namely the President, Vice-President, President-elect, Treasurer and Honorary Secretary. At least one member of Council must be based in New Zealand.

Other roles within council include the coordination of local chapters, and management of the website. The council co-opts a student member to coordinate student matters.

document  AEA Ammended Constiution 2008 (116.5 kB)


AEA submissions to review bodies:

  pdf Submission to NHMRC’s Targeted consultation on “A Framework for NHMRC Assessment and Funding of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies” (33 KB)  July 2017

pdf  AEA McKeon Review Comments 2012 (147.51 kB) March 2012

pdf  Expenditure Review Committee (794.2 kB) March 2011

document  Review of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (303 kB)  Mar 2005

document  Review of the Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Programs Privacy Guidelines (under Section 135AA (38.5 kB)  Feb 2005

document  Review of the Private Sector Provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (29 kB)  Feb 2005

AEA Privacy Policies

AEA has developed a privacy policy and a policy on AEA use of membership mailing lists.

pdf  AEA policies on privacy and the use of membership mailing lists (80.59 kB)