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  • Mr Robin May
    Mr Robin May

    BA (Psychology & Anthropology), Master of Applied Psychology, Grad. Dip. Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching), Australian Smoking Cessation Professionals Group (APSAD Special Interest Group).
    Mr May is a psychologist working for Northern Sydney Local Health District, Drug and Alcohol Services. He has extensive clinical experience in addiction medicine and entered the field in 1991 working as smoking cessation counsellor. Since then he has maintained his involvement in smoking cessation treatments and their advances. In 2007 he became Study Coordinator for the 'Smoking Cessation throUgh Personal Identification '(or 'SCUPI') project, which has now developed an internet-based platform.

  • Dr Geoffrey Tofler
    Dr Geoffrey Tofler

    Geoffrey Tofler is Professor of Preventative Cardiology at University of Sydney and a clinical cardiologist at Royal North Shore Hospital. Before his current position, he was a cardiologist and researcher at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He has a longstanding interest in disease prevention, and the importance of stopping smoking to lower cardiovascular risk. He helped originate this award-winning and Australian-patented approach to smoking cessation.

  • Dr Simon de Burgh
    Dr Simon de Burgh

    Dr Simon de Burgh is a staff specialist at the Royal North Shore Hospital, an addiction physician and epidemiologist with expertise in Smoking Cessation. He joined the hospital in 2001 after periods working in tropical public health, general practice research, and academia. His PhD awarded in 1991 was in alcohol epidemiology.

  • Ms Fran Walker
    Ms Fran Walker

    RN, Cert. Coronary & Critical Care Nursing
    Fran has extensive experience in program management, including data management. In January 2016, Fran joined our SCUPI team (Smoking Cessation through Personal Intervention) as a Research Nurse at the Royal North Shore Hospital.