Andrew Perusco

BA, Grad Dip Ed, MPH
PhD Candidate


Andrew is a tobacco control policy and program specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the public sector at the national and state level. He has contributed to significant tobacco control policies and program implementation in Australia, including leading: policy development and program implementation for the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program from 2016 to 2020; development of the National Tobacco Strategy 2012-2018; national policy approaches for electronic cigarettes; and planning, implementation and evaluation of the seminal Arabic-speakers tobacco control project in southwest Sydney.

Andrew is a PhD candidate at the Research School of Population Health, Australian National University/ affiliated with the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Achieving the Tobacco Endgame. His research focuses on policy issues and knowledge translation related to the tobacco endgame for Australia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ perspectives on the tobacco endgame.