WHO Western Pacific Region
Technical Officer (Violence and Injury Prevention)
Phone: +63 2 528 9856
Fax: +63 2 521 1036
Jonathon is an Australian public health road safety and injury prevention specialist educated at the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Science with Honours) and Curtin University of Technology (Master of Public Health and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health). Prior to first joining WHO, Jonathon worked for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria. Jonathon joined the WHO China Country Office in 2004 where he managed the collaborative road safety and injury prevention programme for three years. Returning to Australia in 2006, Jonathon served as Manager for Major Projects (Road Safety) at the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) where he led a range of road safety programmes including police enhanced enforcement, motorcycle and vehicle safety. He also supported the development of TAC's internationally renowned road safety social marketing programme.
Jonathon returned to WHO in 2008 to serve as International Programme Officer for the WHO Viet Nam Country Office, overseeing implementation of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, a collaborative effort led by the National Traffic Safety Committee. The programme focuses on the prevention of drink-driving and the non-use of motorcycle helmets, two major risk factors for road traffic death and injury in Viet Nam. Since March 2013, Jonathon has been based in Manila at the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific where he now coordinates all regional violence and injury prevention programmes, providing technical and other support to WHO Country Offices and Member States on issues such as road safety, violence prevention and child injury prevention.