A Festschrift honoring the career of Simon Chapman AO.

Simon Chapman AO PhD FASSA Hon FFPH (UK), was Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney from January 2000- January 2016. He worked at the University in the (then) Department of Social and Preventive Medicine from September 1978 until February 1981, and then in Public Health at Westmead Hospital and in the Edward Ford Building from April 1987 until his retirement in January 2016.

His full curriculum vitae is here: http://api.profiles.sydney.edu.au/AcademicProfiles/profile/resource?urlid=simon.chapman&type=cv

His books include Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History Blackwell (Oxford) 2007; Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: What men should know before being tested for prostate cancer Sydney University Press (2010), and Removing the emperor’s clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging was published (with Becky Freeman) Sydney University Press, 2014.

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; and the Public Health Association of Australia’s Sidney Sax medal. He was deputy editor (1992-1997) then editor (1998-2008) of the British Medical Journal's, Tobacco Control and is now its editor emeritus. In 2013 he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia for his contributions to public health and named 2013 Australian Skeptic of the Year.

He writes a weekly column, Smoke Signals, for The Conversation. See https://theconversation.com/columns/simon-chapman-ao-1831

The event was held on Thursday, 30 April 2015 at the Kerry Packer Education Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney.

Guest speakers explored the over-arching research themes and advocacy challenges that have characterised Professor Simon Chapman’s career to date; and reflect on Simon’s contributions to these endeavours. Details of talks are listed below.

  • Festschrift for Simon Chapman - Introduction by Mike Daube
  • Global Tobacco Control : Achievements and Challenges - Kenneth Warner - University of Michigan
  • The Rewards and Challenges of Academic Supervision - Associate Professor Julie Leask
  • Public Health Advocacy - Professor Mike Daube
  • How Research can influence Health Policy - The Honorable Nicola Roxon
  • Defending Renewable Energy from Pseudoscience and Quackery - Simon Holmes a Court
  • Shining a light - Dr Norman Swan interviews Simon Chapman AO
  • These videos can also be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL823b_wZRV4c1e3LUCvtEwQyKFcPbfLtR.

Further information about the event can be found at: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/menzies-health-policy/news/events.php

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