Simon Chapman

Journal article

Association between gun law reforms and intentional firearm deaths in Australia, 1979-2013

This article attempts to determine whether enactment of the 1996 gun laws and buyback program were followed by changes in the incidence of mass firearm homicides and total firearm deaths.
Journal article

The content and structure of Australian television reportage on health and medicine, 2005–2009

Health and medicine have long been leading news themes: studies of Australian print media have shown frequent, prominent coverage, even exceeding that of high-budget social marketing health campaigns. All government public health interventions are conducted against a backdrop of changing media depictions of health issues...