Simon Chapman PhD FASSA, is Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney and a staff elected Fellow of Senate. He has published 406 articles in peer reviewed journals and 18 books and major reports. His Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History was published by Blackwell (Oxford) in 2007 and Let sleeping dogs lie? What men should know before being tested for prostate cancer. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2010 ISBN 9781920899684 134pp.
In 1997 he won the World Health Organisation's World No Tobacco Day Medal and in 2003 he was voted by his international peers to be awarded the American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control. In 2008 he won the NSW Premier’s Cancer Researcher of the Year medal; the Public Health Association of Australia’s Sidney Sax medal; and was a NSW finalist in Australian of the Year. He was deputy editor (1992-1997) then editor (1998-2008) of the British Medical Journal's, Tobacco Control and is now its commissioning editor for Low and Middle Income Countries.
His current research involves examining policy how health and medical issues are covered in the news media; the implications for tobacco control of web 2.0 technology; and characteristics of public health research (and its dissemination) which impact on public health policy.