Occupational Health Research Group
The Occupational Health Research Group brings together a diverse group of researchers and postgraduate students within the School of Exercise and Health Sciences. The groups has expertise in occupational health management, occupational hygiene and toxicology as well as biomedical science and has access to research laboratories.
Through industry links and grants worker exposure scenarios are evaluated. The group has the capacity to simulate work conditions in a laboratory environment in order to study the toxicological impacts of various exposure combinations. In particular synergistic efforts between various agents are explored.
The goals of the group are:
- To bring together ECU researchers in the School of Exercise and Health Sciences, The Department of Mines and Petroleum (WA), The Department of Health (WA) and various industry partners (mining, chemical industry and oil and gas) who have an interest in occupational health research);
- To develop research protocols for the accurate determination of worker exposure profiles;
- To integrate environmental (exposure) and medical surveillance data;
- To develop laboratory based protocols aimed at validating occupational exposure standards in an Australian context (temperature / humidity combinations and extended shifts); and
- To develop laboratory based protocols to evaluate potential synergistic and other effects associated with exposures of workers to mixtures of multiple agents.
Associate Professor Jacques Oosthuizen
Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.388
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5876