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Dr Martyn Cross

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5764, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.159
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5764
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.159  


Martyn is a Senior Lecturer, Safety Practitioner, Occupational Hygienist, and Toxicologist.

Martyn is Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health and Safety; and Occupational Hygiene programs – 50% teaching / 30% research / 20% engagement. He is currently supervising Masters by coursework research projects and PhD students.

Current Teaching

  • HST2256 Occupational Hygiene
  • OHS6178 Occupational Toxicology
  • OHS6132 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • OHS6135 Safety and Health Principles in Practice
  • OHS6140 Systems Safety


Dr Martyn Cross began his career as a Toxicologist workingin the UK chemical industry. He has an honours degree in Toxicology, a Master of Public Health and a PhD.  Martyn was an Occupational Hygienist for WorkSafe WA, and an Occupational Hygienist for the WA Department of Health. Martyn then specialised as a Safety Management System Consultant for an international consultancy group, assisting organisation in Australia and South East Asia, todevelop and implement their safety management systems.

Martyn was the Senior Safety Advisor and then the Principal Occupational Hygienist for Minara Resources at their Murrin Murrin Mine Sitewhere he conducted a Health Surveillance project for his PhD.  Martyn was recently employed as the Senior Occupational Hygiene Consultant with Golder Associates. He is now a Senior Lecturer at ECU with a teaching and research role in Post Graduate – Occupational Health and Safety.  Martyn’s expertise and skills span many aspects of occupational health and safety, with 35+ years, in a variety of industries.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Safety Institute of Australia
  • Chartered Generalist OHS Professional
  • Member of theAustralian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

Research Areas and Interests

  • Workplace exposures to occupational health hazards and how they can be controlled
  • Workplace Health Surveillance
  • Synergist effects of occupational health hazards
  • Analysis of incident data to assist industry identify preventative strategies
  • Implementation of Safety Management Systems


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • Mater of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Field validation of a laboratory developed heat stress intervention in the Australian liquid natural gas sector,  Department of State Development WA,  Grant - Australia- China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund,  2011,  $59,210.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., (2018), Heat Stress and Adaptation Strategies of Outdoors Workers in the City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care, 5(1), Article no.100034, United States, Herald Scholarly Open Access, DOI: 10.24966/CMPH-1978/100034.
  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., Nombulelo Chaibva, C., (2018), A Review of Heat Stress Policies in the Context of Climate Change and Its Impacts on Outdoor Workers: Evidence From Zimbabwe. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 9(1), 1-11, United States, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2018010101.
  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., (2018), Emerging heat-related climate change influences; a public health challenge to health care practitioners and policy makers: Insight from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27(March 2018), 596-601, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.10.012.
  • 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.
  • Cross, M., Oosthuizen, J., (2013), Occupational respiratory health surveillance at Minara Resources, Murrin Murrin mine site. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 29(1), 21-34,  Australia, C C H Australia Ltd.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Evaluation Of Exposures To Respirable Particulates, Environmental Pm2.5, Pahs And Metal Compounds In Western Australia.

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Assessment Of Nurses' Experiences Of Work Related Stress Through Self-reporting And Hair Cortisol Analysis, In A Typical Metropolitan Hospital Setting In Western Australia
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