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.