Cofounder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.
Tilman Ruff is an infectious diseases and public health physician, with particular interests in immunisation, travel medicine, the public health dimensions of nuclear technology, and the urgent public health imperative to abolish nuclear weapons. Dr Ruff is a co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Laureate 1985), and has previously served as Asia-Pacific Vice-President, Boston-based Consultant on Policy and Programs, and Board member. He is a member and was founding Chair of both the International Steering Group of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and the Committee of ICAN Australia.
In June 2012, Dr Ruff was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.