Prof Victor Nossar

Victor NossarProfessor Nossar has been Program Leader - Child and Youth Health in the NT Dept of Health & Families since March 2010.

Before he took up this position Dr Nossar was Professor of Child Health & Associate Dean establishing a new School of Medicine in Sydney at The University of Notre Dame Australia, as well as being on the Boards of The Spastic Centre, and the Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare in Australia.

As a Senior Consultant in Community Paediatrics, Prof Nossar has more than 20 years experience in implementing community-based services to enhance the health and development of children and young people, both in Australia and overseas.

Prof Nossar is also part of the leadership team developing & implementing the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program for the Australian Government’s Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). This is a sustained nurse home visiting for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families across Australia, and part of the Australian Government’s $260 million commitment to closing the life expectancy gap and improving the health of Indigenous women and children, ensuring Indigenous children are healthy, happy and ready to learn.

In South Australia, Prof Nossar headed Every Chance for Every Child, implementing Australia’s largest sustained nurse home visiting service. In NSW, he worked with The Cabinet Office of NSW and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People to develop and implement the Families First Initiative across NSW.

Prof Nossar has reviewed child health services in several of the states and territories in Australia, and undertaken consultancies for AusAID, UNFPA, WHO and The World Bank in the Pacific, in China, in Africa and several Indian Ocean countries.