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Sim Malcolm

E-mail: malcolm.sim@monash.edu

Professor Malcolm Sim BMedSc, MBBS, MSc (Lond), GDipOccHyg, PhD, FAFOEM (RACP), FAFPHM (RACP), FFOM (RCP) is an Occupational and Environmental Health Physician 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 program investigating the role of workplace and environmental exposures in the development of chronic diseases, such as cancer, respiratory disease, musculoskeletal disorders and psychological impacts. He is a Chief Investigator for several longitudinal cohort studies of workers in a wide range of industries, the Australian Mesothelioma Registry, air pollution studies, the longitudinal study of local residents around a prolonged mine fire in 2014 and the Centre of Research Excellence on health effects from mobile phone use and other sources of electromagnetic energy. He has published over 220 journal articles and book chapters and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences. Prof Sim is the Editor-in-Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of the Cochrane Work Review Group. He is an elected Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health and led the successful bid to host the ICOH Congress in Melbourne in 2021. Prof Sim has many international collaborations, including being a member of the MODERNET collaboration investigating methods of occupational disease surveillance and the OMEGA-NET collaboration of occupational cohort studies. He has also been involved in several capacity building projects in Asia, including a project to build capability in occupational and environmental epidemiology with the CDC in China and he is also an Adviser on a project to develop better diagnostic criteria in occupational disease diagnosis for the Association of South East Asian Nations. He is the course co-ordinator for the Masters degree in Occupational and Environmental Health at Monash University and has had a number of roles with the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, including being past Director of the occupational physician training program.

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