Garry Egger has qualifications in behavioural biology and epidemiology. He has worked in public, corporate and clinical health for over 4 decades. He is the author of 30 books (including five texts) over 200 peer-reviewed scientific and research articles and numerous popular media articles on health and fitness.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University and an Advisor to the World Health Organisation and several Government and corporate bodies in chronic disease prevention.
Together with Professor John Stevens and Professor John Dixon from the Baker IDI he began testing the idea of Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), in Australian Primary Care Centres in 2013 in order to increase efficiencies and outcomes in chronic disease management. Dr Egger received an Australia Medal for his services to medical education and health promotion in 2012.