- Lawyer, Public servant and Tribunal member
Dr Beth Wilson AM is a former senior public servant who retired in December 2012 after serving as Victoria's Health Services Commissioner for 15 years (1997-2012). In this role, Dr Wilson managed complaints made against health service providers.
After graduating from Monash University (BA 1975, LLB 1977), Dr Wilson worked in administrative law with a particular interest in medico-legal and ethical issues.
Prior to her role as Health Services Commissioner Dr Wilson was president of the Mental Health Review Board, a senior legal member of the Social Security Appeals Board and legal member of the WorkCare Appeals Board. She has also held various positions with the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, the Law Reform Commission, the Victoria Law Foundation and Telecom (now Telstra).
In 2001 Monash University acknowledged Dr Wilson by presenting her with a Distinguished Alumni Award. The award celebrated her contribution to research, public administration and ethical practice in the areas of law and health.
In 2003 Dr Wilson was recognised for her services to health with a Centenary Medal.
She received an Honorary Doctorate in 2004 from RMIT for her contributions to health education.
In 2008 Dr Wilson was named on the 2008 Victorian Women's Honour Roll.
On Australia Day 2013 she received a Member of the Order of Australia 'for significant service to the community of Victoria through the provision of dispute resolution in the area of health services'.