Professor Chris Bullen is a graduate of the University of Auckland’s School of Medicine, and has postgraduate qualifications in obstetrics, child health and public health, and a PhD in Community Medicine from the University of Auckland. Chris joined NIHI in 2003 as a Senior Research Fellow.
His research interests focus primarily on tobacco control and innovative smoking cessation interventions research but he also has wider interests in research on other addictions (alcohol, gambling), global health, housing and health, heart disease prevention and treatment and health technologies. He is an active member of the Centre for Addiction Research.
In addition to his leadership of NIHI, Chris is Director of the University’s postgraduate education programme in public health. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine, and a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. He has wide international connections and was appointed an Academic Icon at the University of Malaya in 2017.