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Professor Brett Sutton is Australia Victoria’s Chief Health Officer.

The Chief Health Officer undertakes a variety of statutory functions under health and food-related legislation.

He also provides expert clinical and scientific advice and leadership on issues impacting public health.

Professor Sutton has extensive experience and clinical expertise in public health and communicable diseases, gained through emergency medicine and field-based international work, including in Afghanistan and Timor-Leste.

He represents Victoria on a number of key national bodies including the AHPPC (Australian Health Protection Principal Committee).

He is also Chief Human Biosecurity Officer for Victoria.

Professor Sutton has a keen interest in tropical medicine and the incorporation of palliative care practice into humanitarian responses.

Professor Sutton is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM).

He is also a member of the Faculty of Travel Medicine.

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Sutton grew up in Croydon, Melbourne.

He attended Melbourne High School and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Melbourne.

Following university Sutton worked in emergency medicine.

During this time he was featured in several episodes of the reality television series Medical Emergency.

Sutton also worked in health in the developing world, and performed field-based international work in Afghanistan and East Timor.

Throughout the 2010s Sutton served in public health roles relating to communicable disease in the Department of Health and Human Services of Victoria.

In March 2019 he was appointed Chief Health Officer.

As Chief Health Officer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sutton provides public health advice to the State Government in response to the virus and has used emergency powers under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 to impose restrictions and lockdowns in Victoria.

After the virus had re-entered the community through leaks in the hotel quarantine system, Melbourne faced the longest-lasting and strictest restrictions seen in Australia, with a 112 day lockdown imposed in Melbourne during the second-half of 2020, and a nighttime curfew and 5km travel limit.

These measures were ultimately successful, with restrictions being removed towards the end of 2020 as Victoria achieved elimination of the virus from the community.

Sutton gave evidence at an inquiry investigating the leak of the virus from hotel quarantine into the community.

He said that it was “astounding” that he was excluded from the process to plan the hotel quarantine system, and claimed to have no knowledge that private security were being used in the system until reading about it in the media in May 2020.

The inquiry found that the leak into the community was caused by poorly trained private security guards, and poor cleaning and training procedures – but was unable to determine who commissioned the use of private security.

Throughout the pandemic, Sutton has appeared regularly at press conferences with the premier and other ministers.

As a result he has become a public face of the Victorian Government response to the virus.