Philip Alpers is Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. For 16 years a correspondent for Television New Zealand, he was until recently a senior fellow at the Harvard Injury Control Research Centre, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
A policy analyst in the public health effects of gun violence in conflict and peace since 1992, he is accredited to the United Nations small arms process and acts as a consultant on international firearm policy.
Mr Alpers edits Gun Policy News, the daily international firearm injury prevention news service, and recently published Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: from arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands (Small Arms Survey, Geneva, 2005).
Author's website: gunpolicy.org