Associate professor, UNSW

Colin Mendelsohn is a full time Tobacco Treatment Specialist. He is conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He also teaches in the Nicotine Dependence and Smoking Cessation course at the University of Sydney and conducts training for health professionals around Australia.

He is a member of the committee that develops the Australian national smoking cessation guidelines and is past Vice President of the Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals, Australia’s peak body for experts in the field of smoking cessation.

Colin has participated in many research studies on how to quit smoking and has published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is also on the steering committee for QUIT4october, a national stop smoking challenge for Australian smokers.


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor, University of NSW


  • 1976 
    MB BS (Hons), The University of Sydney