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Simon Chapman AO PhD FASSA Hon FFPH (UK) is Emeritus Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney, from which he retired in February 2016. I live in Sydney on Gadigal land.

My Conversation column (see links to other articles in CV above)  (3.479m reads)

Twitter impressions: 2015: 4.242m; 2016: 3.73m; 2017: 2.896m; 2018: 3.822m; 2019: 5.163m; 2020: 6.412m 2021 (Jan-Feb) 975k

Most accessed/downloaded author in  University of Sydney’s escholarship repository (341,315 accesses).

Ranked 15,782 for citations among 6,880,389 authors with 5 or more publications from 1996-2017 (see Ioannidis et al 2020) and 127 among 48,533 public health authors.

Career highlights

• Co-convenor of the Coalition for Gun Control (1994-1996) which won the 1996 Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Community Human Rights award.

• Deputy editor (1992-97), Editor (1998-2008), Emeritus Editor since 2009, Tobacco Control

• World Health Organization World No Tobacco Day Medal for tobacco control, 1997

• National Heart Foundation (Australia), President’s Gold Medal, 1999

• Life member, Australian Consumers’ Association, publishers of Choice (conferred 2003) for 20 years of board membership, including four as chair.

• American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Medal for Outstanding Individual Leadership. 13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Helsinki, August 2003

• Research selected as one of Australia’s “10 best” by National Health & Medical Research Council, 2005 and 2010 (as part of team led by Prof Melanie Wakefield)

President’s Award Thoracic Society of Australia, 2006

• One of 8 past and present public health academics profiled in the Faculty of Medicine’s 150th Anniversary book 150 Years, 150 Firsts. The people of the Faculty of Medicine, 2006.

NSW Premier’s Award (medal and $50,000): Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year, 22 May 2008

• Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (FASSA) 2008

NSW Finalist Australian of the Year 2009

Sidney Sax Medal 2008: Public Health Association of Australia

• One of the “top 100 of Sydney’s most influential people.” Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Magazine, Jan 2009 and Nov 2012.

• Distinguished Professorial Achievement Award, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney $10,000. November 2012

• Elected Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Public Health of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom March 2013

Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) Jun 10, 2013 “for distinguished service to medical research as an academic and author, particularly in the area of public health policy, and to the community.”

Australian Skeptic of the Year (awarded by Australian Skeptics Inc, Nov 23, 2013)

Institute of Public Affairs (Australia) IPA Review Jan 2014. Proudly, one of “The Dirty dozen” all-time Australian “opponents of freedom” (note:Ivan Milat, Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Rev Fred Nile did not make the top 12 list)

• Rockefeller Foundation. Writer in residence, Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy April 1-29, 2014

•  Public Health Impact Award, NSW Public Health Association 2016