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Occupational and Environmental Health

Occupational Health

The School of Medical and Health Sciences provides an opportunity for our certified occupational hygienists to collaborate in areas of biomarker research and the integration of health surveillance and exposure data.

Our injury prevention research is conducted in association with industry and government agencies. Our researchers, certified and experienced safety and emergency management professionals, are developing new models to understand effective management systems which will assist organisations analyse and evaluate their performance.

Environmental Health

The environmental health research themes are centred on:

  • Mosquito vector management;
  • Climate change and heat exposures of outdoor workers in developing countries and heat wave impacts and policy related to older people;
  • Bush fires and heavy metal contamination;
  • Food safety; and
  • Water misting system and bacteriological risks.

The Environmental Health team have established close relationships with the Western Australian Department of Health, Medical Entomology Division, and collaborate with local and State Governments in various mosquito-related projects. The School of Medical and Health Sciences currently hosts the Local Health Authorities Analytical Committee (LHAAC) and is involved in a number of projects related to food safety.

Research Centres and Groups

The School of Medical and Health Sciences supports centres and groups in the area of occupation and environmental health research:

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