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Associate Professor Sue Reed

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2243, Mobile: 0438243412, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.161
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2243
Mobile: 0438243412
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.161  


Director, Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety: Sue is the Associate Professor in Occupational 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-current
  • University of Western Sydney - Adjunct Associate Professor – 2010-2013
  • University of Western Sydney - Senior Lecturer – 1989-2010
  • 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


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, 2001.
  • Master of Science Occupational Hygene, United Kingdom, 1989.
  • Master of Engineering Science, The University of New South Wales, 1981.
  • Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology, The University of New South Wales, 1977.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • North, S., Reed, S., Burton, H., (2017), The relationship between dermal lead levels and blood lead levels in fire assay workers,. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33(1), 41-52, Australain.
  • Chatfield, M., Reed, S., Ho, G., (2017), A balancing act: a pilot study exploring fall incident rates and the potential role of functional balance screening tools and balance programs in reducing fall incidents rates in older workers in the steel manufacturing industry. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 33(1), 73-86, Australia, CCH Australia Ltd.
  • Filippin, P., Reed, S., Cross, M., (2016), A Study of the Exposure to Wood Dust and Potential Impact on Lung Function. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 32(1), article no.32-122.
  • McCarthy, A., Reed, S., (2016), Diesel particulate filters: Do they work?A study on the efficacy of diesel particulate filters in reducing personal exposure to diesel particulate matter on underground diamond drillers. The Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 32(3), 79-82, Australia,
  • 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, Safety Institute of Australia Ltd.
  • 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, Informa Healthcare, DOI: 10.3109/15376516.2013.859193.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.02.048.
  • 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, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2013.796904.
  • Reynolds, SJ., Nonnenmann, MW., Basinas, I., Davidson, M., Elfman, L., Gordon, J., Kirychuck, S., Reed, S., Schaeffer, JW., Schenker, MB., Schl√ľnssen, V., Sigsgaard, T., (2013), Systematic Review of Respiratory Health Among Dairy Workers. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(3), 219–243, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2013.797374.
  • 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, Taylor & Francis, 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.09.040.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Public Health Implications Of Metal Ash Concentrations From Prescribed Burns: A Study Of Open Jarrah Forests Along The Darling Escarpment Adjacent To The Perth Metropolitan Area
  • 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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