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Dr Anna Callan

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Email: a.callan@ecu.edu.au

Anna is a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences in the School of Medical and Health Sciences

Professional Associations

  • Pacific Basin Consortium for Environment and Health

Research Areas and Interests

  • Human exposure (including dietary exposure) to environmental contaminants and impacts on health

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, England, 2006.
  • Master of Research, England, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Sc with Hon in Biochemistry withClinical Biochem, England, 2001.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Dong, T., Stock, W., Callan, A., Strandberg, B., Hinwood, A. (2020). Emission factors and composition of PM2.5 from laboratory combustion of five Western Australian vegetation types. Science of the Total Environment, 703(10 February 2020), Article number 134796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134796.
  • Dong, T., Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Stock, W. (2020). Emissions of gaseous pollutants from laboratory-based fires of vegetation from five common vegetation types in Western Australia. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 11(6), 180-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apr.2020.03.015.

Book Chapters

  • Coall, D., Callan, A., Sartori, J., Chisholm, JS. (2019). Prenatal Parenting. Handbook of Parenting (166-219). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Deering, K., Callan, A., Prince, RL., Lim, WH., Thompson, PL., Lewis, J., Hinwood, A., Devine, A. (2018). Low-level cadmium exposure and cardiovascular outcomes in elderly Australian women: A cohort study. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 221(2), 347-354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.12.007.

Journal Articles

  • Boeyen, J., Callan, A., Blake, D., Wheeler, A., Franklin, P., Hall, G., Shackleton, C., Sly, P., Hinwood, A. (2017). Investigating the relationship between environmental factors and respiratory health outcomes in school children using the forced oscillation technique. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 220(2), 494-502. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.01.014.
  • Knapp, C., Callan, A., Aitken, B., Shearn, R., Koenders, A., Hinwood, A. (2017). Relationship between antibiotic resistance genes and metals in residential soil samples from Western Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(3), 2484-2494. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7997-y.
  • Dong, T., Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Zosky, G., Stock, W. (2017). In vitro assessment of the toxicity of bushfire emissions: A review. Science of the Total Environment, 603-604(Dec), 268-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.062.

Journal Articles

  • Callan, A., Rotander, A., Thompson, K., Heyworth, J., Mueller, J., Odland, J., Hinwood, A. (2016). Maternal exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids measured in whole blood and birth outcomes in offspring. Science of the Total Environment, 569-570(2016), 1107-1113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.177.
  • Callan, A., Hinwood, A., Heyworth, J., Phi, DT., Odland, J. (2016). Sex specific influence on the relationship between maternal exposures to persistent chemicals and birth outcomes. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 219(8), 734-741. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.09.018.

Book Chapters

  • Coall, D., Callan, A., Dickins, TE., Chisholm, JS. (2015). Evolution and Prenatal Development: An Evolutionary Perspective. Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (57-105). John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Articles

  • Hinwood, A., Stasinska, A., Callan, A., Heyworth, J., Ramalingam, M., Boyce, M., McCafferty, P., Odland, J. (2015). Maternal exposure to alkali, alkali earth, transition and other metals: Concentrations and predictors of exposure. Environmental Pollution, 204(2015), 256-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2015.04.024.
  • Callan, A., Devine, A., Qi, L., Ng, J., Hinwood, A. (2015). Investigation of the relationship between low environmental exposure to metals and bone mineral density, bone resorption and renal function. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 218(5), 444-451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.010.

Journal Articles

  • Callan, A., Hinwood, A., Devine, A. (2014). Metals in commonly eaten groceries in Western Australia – a market basket survey and dietary assessment. Food Additives and Contaminants Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 31(12), 1968-1981. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2014.973457.
  • Ndilila, W., Callan, A., McGregor, L., Kalin, R., Hinwood, A. (2014). Environmental and toenail metals concentrations in copper mining and non mining communities in Zambia. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 217(1), 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2013.03.011.
  • Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Heyworth, J., McCafferty, P., Sly, P. (2014). Children’s personal exposure to PM10 and associated metals in urban, rural and mining activity areas. Chemosphere, 108(2014), 125-133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.02.071.
  • Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Heyworth, J., Rogic, D., De Araujo, J., Crough, R., Mamahit, G., Piro, N., Yates, A., Stevenson, G., Odland, J. (2014). Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) and dioxin concentrations in residential dust of pregnant women. Environmental Science Processes and Impacts, 16(12), 2758-2763. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4em00383g.
  • Stasinska, A., Heyworth, J., Reid, A., Callan, A., Odland, JO., Duong, PT., Ho, QV., Hinwood, A. (2014). Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) concentrations in plasma of pregnant women from Western Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 493(2014), 554-561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.001.

Journal Articles

  • Callan, A., Hinwood, A., Ramalingam, M., Boyce, M., Heyworth, J., McCafferty, P., Odland, J. (2013). Maternal Exposure to Metals – Concentrations and Predictors of Exposure. Environmental Research, 126(October 2013), 111-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2013.07.004.
  • Stasinska, A., Reid, A., Hinwood, A., Stevenson, G., Callan, A., Odland, J., Heyworth, J. (2013). Concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in residential dust samples from Western Australia. Chemosphere, 91(2), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.12.044.
  • Callan, A., Hinwood, A., Heffernan, A., Eaglesham, G., Mueller, J., Odland, J. (2013). Urinary bisphenol A concentrations in pregnant women. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 216(6), 641-644. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2012.10.002.
  • Reid, A., Callan, A., Stasinska, A., Heyworth, J., Phi, DT., Odland, J., Hinwood, A. (2013). Maternal Exposure to Organochlorine Pesticides in Western Australia. Science of the Total Environment, 449(1 April 2013), 208-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.01.067.
  • Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Ramalingam, M., Boyce, M., Heyworth, J., McCafferty, P., Odland, J. (2013). Cadmium, lead and mercury exposure in non smoking pregnant women. Environmental Research, 126(October 2013), 118-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2013.07.005.

Journal Articles

  • Callan, A., Winters, M., Barton, C., Boyce, M., Hinwood, A. (2012). Children's Exposure to Metals: A Community-Initiated Study. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 62(4), 714-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-011-9727-2.
  • McQueen, HL., Callan, A., Hinwood, A. (2012). Estimating Maternal and Prenatal Exposure to Glyphosate in the Community Setting. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 215(6), 570-576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2011.12.002.
  • Lazenby, V., Hinwood, A., Callan, A., Franklin, P. (2012). Formaldehyde Personal Exposure Measurements and Time Weighted Exposure Estimates in Children. Chemosphere, 88(8), 966-973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.03.029.
  • McKibbin, C., Mares, A., Piacenti, M., Williams, H., Roboti, P., Puumalainen, M., Callan, A., Lesiak-Mieczkowska, K., Linder, S., Harant, H., High, S., Flitsch, S., Whitehead, R., Swanton, E. (2012). Inhibition of protein translocation at the endoplasmic reticulum promotes activation of the unfolded protein response. Biochemical Journal, 442(3), 639-648. https://doi.org/10.1042/BJ20111220.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Callan, A., Bunning, S., Jones, O., High, S., Swanton, E. (2007). Biosynthesis of the dystonia-associated AAA+ ATPase torsinA at the endoplasmic reticulum. Biochemical Journal, 401(2), 607-612. https://doi.org/10.1042/BJ20061313.

Research Projects

  • Exposure to emerging pollutants in infertile women, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2), 2014 ‑ 2018, $25,000.
  • Regular fat versus reduced fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of effects on cardiometabolic and gut health in young children, Department of Health WA, WA Child Research Fund, 2016 ‑ 2018, $40,493.
  • Regular fat versus low fat dairy consumption: a pilot study of adiposity and cardiometabolic outcomes in young children, Telethon Kids Institute, Grant, 2016 ‑ 2017, $20,179.
  • Developing a strategic research alliance with a leading international institution to increase research capability at ECU , Edith Cowan University, ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2016 Round 1, 2016 ‑ 2017, $2,200.
  • Regular vs. reduced fat dairy: a pilot study of effects on cardiometabolic and gut health in children, Edith Cowan University, School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Grant Scheme 2016, 2016, $10,000.
  • Metals in the Human Placenta; concentrations and relationship with birth outcomes, Edith Cowan University, School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Grant Scheme 2016, 2016, $9,675.
  • Children's exposure to PM10 and Metals in Perth, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant, 2011 ‑ 2012, $58,526.
  • Metals exposure and musculoskeletal and renal health in peri-menopausal Australian women, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2011 ‑ 2012, $24,672.
  • Particulates, Metals and Human Exposure, Telethon Kids Institute, Grant, 2009 ‑ 2012, $38,885.
  • Children's dietary exposure to metals and the relationship between dietary intake and biological measures of exposure, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2010 ‑ 2011, $24,690.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Medical Science), Maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and placental gross anatomy in a cohort of West Australian pregnancies
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Morning sickness and the placenta
  • Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, Maternal Mental Health: Understanding perinatal mental health in a Western Australian cohort.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Human Biology), Parental bonding: Validity, stability and predictor of mental and physical health during pregnancy

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical composition and toxicity of emissions from burning five vegetation types of Western Australia under experimental combustion conditions
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