Philip Alpers

Adjunct Associate Professor of public health at the University of Sydney and a former Senior Fellow at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Philip Alpers is a policy analyst in the public health effects of armed violence, firearm injury prevention and small arms proliferation. Accredited to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action since 2001, he participates in the UN process as a member of the Australian government delegation.

Publications include a 20-nation regional study (Small Arms in the Pacific), field work with users and traffickers (Gunrunning in Papua New Guinea) and several impact analyses of the world’s largest firearm buyback and destruction programme (Association Between Gun Law Reforms and Intentional Firearm Deaths in Australia, 1979-2013, JAMA 2016).

Philip Alpers is recognised among the ‘Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction’ compiled by the peak international NGO in this field.