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Dr Anna Callan

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2349, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.541
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2349
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.541  


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


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


Recent Research Grants

  • 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,  $216,907.
  • Exposure to emerging pollutants in infertile women,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2),  2014 - 2018,  $57,159.
  • 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.
  • Particulates, Metals and Human Exposure,  Telethon Kids Institute,  Grant,  2009 - 2012,  $38,885.
  • Metals exposure and musculoskeletal and renal health in peri-menopausal Australian women,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $24,672.
  • Children's exposure to PM10 and Metals in Perth,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $101,242.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

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, 3(23), 57-105, Hoboken, USA, John Wiley & Sons.

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, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.12.007.
  • 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, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7997-y.
  • 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, Germany, Elsevier GmbH - Urban and Fischer, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2017.01.014.
  • 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), 267-278, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.062.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2016.09.018.
  • 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, Muenchen, Germany, Urban und Fischer Verlag Jena, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2015.03.010.
  • 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, Oxford, UK, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2015.04.024.
  • 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, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.06.001.
  • 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 , Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c4em00383g.
  • 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, DOI: 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, United Kingdom, Pergamon, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.02.071.
  • 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, United Kingdom, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/19440049.2014.973457.

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