Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney

Chris's main research interests focus on obesity prevention and active travel, particularly cycling advocacy. He is one of the authors of the national report ‘Cycling: Getting Australia Moving - Barriers, facilitators and interventions to get more Australians physically active through cycling.’ He has just completed a three-year grant to promote increased use of cyclepaths in south-west Sydney – ‘Cycling Connecting Communities’, and is currently involved in an ARC grant looking at Safer Cycling.

Other research interests include tobacco control and sexual health. Chris was a Chief Investigator in two large scale national sexual health surveys- the Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR) (2001 and 2011).


  • 2012–present
    Director, NSW Office of Preventive Health
  • 2000–2011
    Director, Health Promotion Service, SW Sydney Area Health
  • 1995–2000
    Epidemiologist, Central Sydney Area Health Service


  • 1994 
    University of Minnesota, USA, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of Sydney, MPH
  • 1985 
    University of New South Wales, BSc Psych (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Health Promotion (111712)