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Associate Professor Sue Reed

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6042243, Mobile: 0438243412, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.162
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6042243
Mobile: 0438243412
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.162  


Sue is an Associate Professor within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • Occupational hygiene units


Initially qualified as a Textile Engineer in 1976 then moved into a Noise Engineer position in 1979 before taking a position as an Occupational Hygienist in 1981. Commenced working as an academic in 1987 and as a consultant to a range of industries ever since.

Professional Memberships


Awards and Recognition


  • Currently a certified occupational hygienist (AIOH)
  • Currently a certified industrial hygienist (ABIH)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Indoor Air Monitoring, Health of Dairy Workers, Silica Exposures in Mining Industry, Skin Exposures.
  • Dust and noise exposures in dairy industry, Silica exposures in miners, Methods of monitoring for viable mould.


  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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