Professor Wronski is Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at James Cook University.
He has been a leader in focusing attention on health workforce maldistribution particularly in rural, Indigenous and tropical populations, the foundation of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), and the establishment of the Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre. Ian has extensive international policy involvement, through AITHM and as a board member of the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum.
In 2014 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to higher education, particularly in the areas of tropical and rural health and the health of Indigenous Australians.
He has also been awarded the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine Medal, the Life Sciences Queensland Industry Excellence Award and is a Life Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.