Emeritus Prof. Malcolm Sim AM

Malcolm is an occupational and environmental physician who established and led the Monash University Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH) for more than 25 years.  His research program has a focus on longitudinal studies of the health impacts of workplace hazards in ‘high risk’ industries, including a cohort study of the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he has been a member of the Infection Control Expert Group, the Healthcare Worker Taskforce in Victoria, the COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce IPC Panel and a review Panel of hotel quarantine in Melbourne.  Malcolm is President of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a member of Worksafe Victoria’s OHS Advisory Committee.

He was a Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health for six years and a past Editor-in-Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, one of the BMJ speciality journals.  In 2019 Malcolm was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to occupational and environmental medicine and appointed as an Emeritus Professor at Monash in 2021.