Richard Osborne, BSc (Science), PhD (Epidemiology) is Professor of Public Health, Director of the Health Systems Improvement Unit, and Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Literacy at Deakin University, Australia. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow. He is also the Affiliate Professor of Health Literacy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has practical experience in a wide range of health sectors including community, hospital and health policy settings. He is an advisor to the WHO and has delivered health literacy capacity building in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Prof Osborne led the development of new ways to measure health literacy, and the development and implementation of health literacy interventions. This includes the widely applied Ophelia (OPtimising HEalth LIteracy and Access) process to strengthen health systems through co-design. He developed the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), which is now used in more than 200 studies, including in national health surveys. He has authored more 200 papers, which have been cited over 23,000 times.