Thursday 28 November 2013

Professor Malcolm Sim wins the Dean’s Award for Excellence in External Engagement

MonCOEH's Director Prof Malcolm Sim has been awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in External Engagement for his valuable work with a variety of national and international organisations These include the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council, the Defence Health Foundation and Safe Work Australia.  He is also on the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s Human Research Ethics Committee.

Prof Sim collaborated with the National Institute for Occupational Health and Poison Control in China to improve occupational disease diagnosis and surveillance in China.  He is also on the Editorial Board of the Cochrane OSH Review Group, based at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and was an invited member of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Expert Scientific Committee to develop Monograph 102 on radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.

Prof Sim is also Editor-in-Chief of the leading journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya and at Mahidol University in Bangkok.  He was elected to the Board of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) in 2012.
The award also took into account Prof Sim’s research projects over the past three years.  His research primarily investigates occupational and environmental risk factors for chronic diseases, such as cancer and respiratory disease, exposure assessment, occupational disease surveillance, veteran and firefighter health research and the health effects of environmental exposures to mobile phones.

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