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Associate Professor Sue Reed

Director, Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5515
Mobile: 0438 243 412
Email: s.reed@ecu.edu.au
Room: 19.164  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1384-5208

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

Background

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • McClean, K., Cross, M., Reed, S. (2021). Risks to Healthcare Organizations and Staff Who Manage Obese (Bariatric) Patients and Use of Obesity Data to Mitigate Risks: A Literature Review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14(1), 577-588. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S289676.
  • McClean, K., Cross, M., Reed, S. (2021). Risks to Healthcare Organizations and Staff Who Manage Obese (Bariatric) Patients and Use of Obesity Data to Mitigate Risks: A Literature Review. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 14(2021), 577-588. https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S289676.
  • McClean, K., Cross, M., Reed, S. (2021). An audit of obesity data and concordance with diagnostic coding for patients admitted to Western Australian Country Health Service hospitals.. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38(1), 45-52. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.37464/2020.381.99.
  • Masaka, E., Reed, S., Davidson, M., Oosthuizen, J. (2021). Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens. A Potential Health Risk in Water Mist Systems Used as a Cooling Intervention. Pathogens, 10(2021), Article 462. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens10040462.
  • Dine, G., Reed, S., Oosthuizen, J. (2021). Occupational Health and Safety issues faced by environmental health officers: A perspective from Western Australian. Journal of Environmental Health, 83(8), 20-28.

Journal Articles

  • Gardner, M., Reed, S., Davidson, M. (2020). Assessment of Worker Exposure to Occupational Organic Dust in a Hemp Processing Facility. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 64(7), 745-753. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa065.

Journal Articles

  • McClean, K., Cross, M., Reed, S. (2019). Accuracy of obese patient admission data recorded by the Western Australian Country Health Service: A pilot study. Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 35(1), 107-117.
  • Edwards, J., Oosthuizen, J., Reed, S., Newell, P. (2019). Public health implications of metals concentrations from prescribed burns: A study adjacent to the Perth metropolitan area. GSTF International Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 4(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.5176/2345-7198_4.1.118.

Journal Articles

  • Davidson, M., Reed, S., Oosthuizen, J., O'Donnell, G., Gaur, P., Cross, M., Dennis, G. (2018). Occupational health and safety in cannabis production: an Australian perspective. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 24(3-4), 75-85. https://doi.org/10.1080/10773525.2018.1517234.
  • Ho, G., Reed, S., Cross, M. (2018). The ups and downs of modern mining: Describing the sedentary behavior of workers in a centralised mining control room – A pilot study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 34(2), article no.34-263.
  • Davidson, M., Schaeffer, J., Clarka, ML., Magzamen, S., Brooks, EJ., Keefe, TJ., Bradford, M., Roman-Muniz, N., Mehaffy, J., Dooley, G., Poole, JA., Mitloehner, FM., Reed, S., Schenker, MB., Reynolds, S. (2018). Personal Exposure of Dairy Workers to Dust, Endotoxin, Muramic Acid, Ergosterol and Ammonia on Large-Scale Dairies in the High Plains Western United States. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 15(3), 182-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2017.1403610.
  • Morgan, A., Reed, S. (2018). Which haul truck electrical cabinet cleaning method is most effective at reducing dust exposure of high voltage electricians. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 34(2), 12p..

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.
  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • 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.

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. https://doi.org/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.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2013.796904.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.09.040.
  • Reynolds, SJ., Nonnenmann, MW., Basinas, I., Davidson, M., Elfman, L., Gordon, J., Kirychuck, S., Reed, S., Schaeffer, JW., Schenker, MB., Schlünssen, V., Sigsgaard, T. (2013). Systematic Review of Respiratory Health Among Dairy Workers. Journal of Agromedicine, 18(3), 219–243. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1059924X.2013.796902.
  • 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.

Conference Publications

  • 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). Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.
  • 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). Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Research Projects

  • Silica in the Construction Industry Code of Practice Review, Queensland Government Office of Industrial Relations, Tender, 2020, $32,257.
  • Classification according to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) of respirable coal dust, non-asbestiform fibres and elongated mineral particles associated with the asbestiform minerals and welding fume., Safe Work Australia, Safe Work Australia - Tender, 2018 ‑ 2020, $203,106.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Occupational Health and Safety Issues Among Environmental Health Officers.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Voices of partners of former commanding officers of the Australian special Air service regiment: A narrative enquiry
  • Doctor of Philosophy, As assessment of risks associated with the use of water misting systems as a cooling intervention in public places in the pilbara region of Western Australia

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Exposure assessment, morphology, biosolubility, dose-response toxicity, and health risk mitigation of airborne α-spodumene particulate in lithium mining and processing
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Does accurate data, identifying obese patients impact nurse safety and hospital finances?

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

  • Exposure to Dusts and Bioaerosols in the Shgeep Shearing Industry in Eastern NSW
  • Assessment of Effective Impementation of Respirator Programs in Industry
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