Prebble, Jeffrey James OAM

  • Jeff Prebble 2Date and place of birth

    26th January 1949, Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland

    University attended

    The University of Queensland, 1967 - 1972


    MB, BS (Hons) 1972, FRACP 1979, GAICD 2014

    Positions held at The Royal Children's Hospital

    1975 -  RMO 

    1976 -1979 – Paediatric Registrar

    Positions held elsewhere

    1973 - 1974 RMO Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (with rotations to Maryborough, Emerald & Barcaldine Hospitals)

    1979 -  Senior Paediatric Registrar RCH, Brisbane 

    1980 – 2015 Visiting Consultant Paediatrician, Toowoomba Hospital 

    1980 – 2016 teaching of medical students. Appointed Associate Professor in 2000.

    2012 – 2016 Member of the Board Darling Downs Hospital & Health Service and Chair Board Safety & Quality Committee 

    2007 - 2016  Examiner for Australian Medical Association 

    Clinical interests

    Jeff's primary interest was general paediatrics in regional and rural Australia. 


    He met his wife Robyn when she was nursing at Princess Alexandra Hospital and their relationship continued in Melbourne where Robyn trained as an Ansett Airlines hostess. They married in 1976. They had 3 children (Cameron, Scott and Andrew). Sadly, Cameron passed away in 2008. Scott & Andrew became accountants in Brisbane and Robyn & Jeff have 5 grandchildren.

    Outside the hospital 

    The College - He has held positions on the Queensland state committee and federal council of the R.A.C.P.

    Toowoomba A.M.A. – he has served on the committee as member, treasurer, secretary and president.

    O.S.J. - Jeff became a Knight of the Sovereign Order of St John in 2003 and has played an active role. He has been the Darling Downs Vice Chancellor since 2006.

    Major interests have been tennis, gardening and drumming.  

    He retired from clinical practice in January 2016 to focus on gardening for his sons and spoiling his grandchildren.


    Order of Australia Medal 2002
    Australian Centenary Medal 2003
    John Sands Medal of R.A.C.P. 2004