Rex Billington

Adjunct Professor - Psychosocial
School of Public Health & Psychosocial Studies
Rex's interest and career has been concerned with the application of the behavioural sciences to problems of sickness and health, and the education of health personnel. In December 1999, he retired from a career appointment of 18 years with the World Health Organisation where he had been the Regional Advisor for educational Development and Support in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, a Director of Technical Support to national HIV/AIDS programmes in the Global Programme for AIDS, and Chief of Mental Health Promotion and Policy, WHO Geneva. He participated in over 80 country missions. Among his areas of responsibility in WHO was the mental health of refugees and displaced people, mental disability and quality of life assessment.
Currently he coordinates the WHOQOL Centre at AUT University.