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Associate Professor Sue Reed

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2243, Mobile: 0438243412, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.162
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2243
Mobile: 0438243412
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.162  


Director, Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety: Sue is the Assovciate Professor in Occupaioanl Hygiene and responsible for the OHS and Occupational Hygeine courses in the School of Medical & Health Sciences  

Current Teaching

Sue is currently responsible for coordinating and teaching:

  • OHS6107: Workplace Hazards
  • OHS6144: Occupational Hygiene 1: Chemical Aspects
  • OHS6159: Occupational Hygiene 2: Physical Aspects
  • OHS6162: Occupational Hygiene 3: Control
  • OHS6176: Occupational Hygiene Sampling and Study Design

Sue is currently responsible for coordinating:

  • OHS6137: Emergency & Crisis Management
  • OHS6138: Occupational Health Management


  • Reed OHE Pty Ltd -Director and Principal Occupational Hygienist – 2010 to current T
  • University of Western Sydney - Adjunct Associate Professor – 2010 to 2013
  • University of Western Sydney - Senior Lecturer – 1989 to 2010
  • Occupational Hygienist - Department of Defence Production - 1981-1987
  • Noise Engineer - Department of Labour - 1979 -1981

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
  • Certified Occupational Hygienist, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Fellow, Safety Institute of Australia
  • Member, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist
  • Member, Acoustical Society of Australia

Research Areas and Interests

  • Workplace exposures to particulates and chemicals and how they can be controlled
  • Workplace exposures to noise and methods of control
  • Indoor air quality
  • Skin exposure to chemicals.
  • Occupational hygiene exposures in agriculture
  • Bioaerosols in the workplace
  • Implementation of PPE in the workplace


  • PhD (Doctoral Degree), University of Western Sydney, 2001.
  • MSc (Master of Science), United Kingdom, 1989.
  • MEngSc (Master of Engineering Science), The University of New South Wales, 1981.
  • BA BSc (Bach of Arts/Bachelor of Science), The University of New South Wales, 1977.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Smith, T., Oosthuizen, J., Reed, S., Yates, J., (2014), Assessing airborne contaminant exposures during cold splicing and hot splicing of conveyor belts in the Western Australian mining sector. Journal of Health & Safety, Research & Practice, 6(2), 11-17.
  • Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C., (2014), In-vitro methods for testing dermal absorption and penetration of toxic gases. Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, 24(1), 70-72, DOI: 10.3109/15376516.2013.859193.
  • Reynolds, SJ., Nonnenmann, MW., Basinas, I., Davidson, M., Elfman, L., Gordon, J., Kirychuck, S., Reed, S., Schaeffer, JW., Schenker, MB., Schlunssen, V., Sigsgaard, T., (2013), Systematic Review of Respiratory Health Among Dairy Workers. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(3), 219?243, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2013.797374.
  • Douphrate, DI., Stallones, L., Kolstrup, CL., Nonnenmann, MW., Pinzke, S., Hagevoort, GR., Lundqvist, P., Jakob, M., Xiang, H., Xue, L., Jarvie, P., McCurdy, SA., Reed, S., Lower, T., (2013), Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities on Dairy Farm Operations - A Global Perspective. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(3), 256?264, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2013.796904.
  • Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, JW., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C., (2013), Application of skin contamination studies of ammonia gas for management of hazardous material incidents. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 252-253(2013), 338-346, Amsterdam, Netherlands, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.02.048.
  • Hedges, K., Reed, S., Mulley, R., Djukic, F., (2013), An assessment of exposures to respirable crystalline silica and the impact on lung function among quarry workers in Queensland. Journal of Health and Safety, Research and Practice, 5(1), 17-23.
  • Reed, S., Douphrate, DI., Lundqvist, P., Jarvie, P., McLean, G., Koehncke, N., Colosio, C., Singh, T., (2013), Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in the Dairy Industry. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(3), 210?218, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2013.796902.
  • Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C., (2013), Chlorine and hydrogen cyanide gas interactions with human skin: In vitro studies to inform skin permeation and decontamination in HAZMAT incidents. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262(2013), 759-765, St. Louis, MO.

Conference Publications

  • Reed, S., Whitelaw, J., (2012), Comparison of OHS course accreditation procedures in Australia. 30th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc: 2012 Conference Proceedings, 102-107, Tullamarine, VIC.
  • Reed, S., Cusbert, S., Reed, M., Du Toit, V., (2012), Dust and noise levels in a teaching podiatry laboratory. 30th Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc: 2012 Conference Proceedings, 154-164, Tullamarine, VIC.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Ecaluation Of The Impact Of Indoor Smoking Bans On Air Quality In Australian Licensed Clubs

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Assessment Of Effective Impementation Of Respirator Programs In Industry
  • Exposure To Dusts And Bioaerosols In The Shgeep Shearing Industry In Eastern Nsw
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