A/Prof Tilman Ruff

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Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and co-founder and founding international and Australian chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".


Tilman is Associate Professor, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; and international medical advisor, Australian Red Cross. He contributed to the development of travel medicine; hepatitis B control, immunisation and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries, and serves on the WHO Western Pacific Hepatitis B Expert Resource Panel. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.