Tim Read was the Greens candidate for Brunswick in 2014 and for the federal seat of Wills in 2013. As the Greens candidate for Brunswick in 2014, Tim achieved a 9% increase in the Greens primary vote, receiving more primary votes than Labor and came within 900 votes of taking the seat.
Tim has lived in Brunswick for over 20 years and his children attend government schools. He is a medical doctor working in HIV care and sexual health.
He has maintained a life-long interest in opposing the promotion of unhealthy products, ever since being arrested as a medical student for spraying a health warning onto a cigarette billboard. He believes the first duty of a government is to protect people from serious threats, such as those posed by climate change.
He has a PhD in epidemiology and he conducts research, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, into antibiotic-resistant sexually transmitted infections. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications