Zubair trained both in public health medicine and epidemiology, is actively involved in applied public health research involving large secondary datasets both locally and internationally. His expertise in Tobacco Control research and in population health epidemiological modelling studies are policy-related. He chairs the School of Public Health Ethics Committee in University College Cork (UCC). He is also the Course Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in UCC whereby he oversees students’ research ethics applications and Dissertations. He is the lead researcher from Ireland on the high-profile Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, and has published widely in the Lancet. He sits on the UCC Social Research Ethics Committee (SREC) reviewing social research ethics applications university-wide. Dr Kabir is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, UCC since 2012 (http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/C010/zkabir). He also holds a Research Associate position at the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (http://www.tri.ie/personnel.html).