Gun violence

In focus: Philip Alpers, Editor of

Philip Alpers is founding editor of and co-founder of the Centre for Armed Violence Reduction and its AVR Monitor, based in London and Sydney. In this interview he explains how the information collected by can help save lives.

Adjunct Associate Professor at the Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Philip has been a policy analyst in the public health effects of armed violence, firearm injury prevention and small arms proliferation since 1992. compares armed violence and gun laws across 350 jurisdictions.

Accredited to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action since 2001, Philip participates in the UN process as a member of the Australian government delegation. A Senior Fellow (2001-04) at the Harvard Injury Control Research Centre, Harvard School of Public Health, Philip has presented internationally and testified at government hearings on firearm law and policy. In a previous career in journalism he hosted two dozen television documentaries, a weekly prime-time consumer affairs show and a dozen television series and programmes for New Zealand public broadcasters.

Philip was recognised in the AOAV list ‘Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction’.

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