Heath Kelly is a public health physician/medical epidemiologist who has lived and worked in Sydney, Perth, Geraldton, Albany and Melbourne. He has also worked for shorter periods in London, Bristol and Gloucester. With his wife Leone, Heath volunteered for 6 months with Australian Volunteers Abroad (now Australian Volunteers International), working with the Tibetans in exile at the Tibetan Delek Hospital In Dharamsala, India. At the completion of the volunteer period Leone and Heath were granted an audience with the Dalai Lama. Some years later, they undertook a shorter volunteer trip to India, working with a WA organisation called Equal Health.
After almost 20 years as head of epidemiology at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (now part of the Doherty Institute), Heath has more recently been working part-time for Therapeutic Guidelines. This is a not-for-profit organisation that publishes prescribing guidelines for use by the Australian clinical community.
Heath moved to Margaret River in 2021 and joined the Board in the same year.