Malcolm Sim, Director, Monash Centre for Occupational & Environmental Health, Monash University, Australia
Professor Malcolm Sim is an occupational physician and epidemiologist who is Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He leads a diverse research programme studying workplace and environmental hazards and their role in chronic diseases, such as cancer, respiratory disease, and musculoskeletal disorders and psychological impacts. He is the principal investigator for several longitudinal cohort studies of petroleum industry workers, aluminium industry workers, firefighters, asbestos cement workers, pesticide exposed workers, lead exposed workers, Gulf War veterans, and hospital nurses and is involved in several international collaborative studies. He is a board member of the International Commission on Occupational Health, the Editor-in-Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a member of the editorial board for the Cochrane Work Review Group and a member of the OHS Advisory Committee for WorkSafe Victoria. Malcolm has a particular interest in occupational and environmental medicine capacity building in the Asia Pacific region and is an adviser to a working group of the Association of South East Asian Nations to develop occupational disease diagnostic criteria. Due to his extensive collaborations, he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in External Engagement in 2014. In 2016, Malcolm led the review of the respiratory component of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme for the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines. This review was undertaken in response to several cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis being diagnosed after many years of no cases.
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