BSc (U. WITS), MSc (Med) (U. WITS), MSc (Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), D.Phil (Epidemiology) (U. Oxford)
A/Prof Freddy Sitas is a Director at Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, UNSW. He has a D Phil in Epidemiology from Oxford University, an MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc (MED) from WITS University, South Africa. He has made a significant contribution in the design and implementation of policy relevant population and clinical infrastructure studies on chronic disease prevention. He has worked extensively with cancer, mortality statistics and other large health related datasets. He has led several collaborations and consortiums and has published extensively quantifying the effects of environmental and lifestyle factors such as smoking, BMI, alcohol and infection on cancer and premature mortality, and received the Oettlè Memorial Medal for his work in 2014. He is Conjoint Professor at the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney and Honorary Associate Professor at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney. His current interests include how the primary care sector can become more involved in prevention of chronic disease, quantifying the benefits of smoking cessation after hospitalisation, and quantifying the effects of smoking on infectious respiratory disease.
Membership of external committees
Chair, Efficacy section, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia. Smoking cessation after cancer working Group.
Assistant Editor: Cancer Epidemiology, Elsevier Press
Assistant Editor: International Journal of Epidemiology, Oxford University Press
Editorial Board: Infectious Agents and Cancer (Biomed Central)
Member: Chronic Care Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation (NSW Ministry of Health)
George Oettlè Award (2015) for contribution to cancer research
2015 Carnegie Corporation of New York-Witwatersrand University Diaspora Fellow