I came to Ryerson in 2011 to take-up the role of director of the School of Occupational and Public Health. Prior to this, I worked at the Queensland University of Technology School of Public Health in Australia. I have been in academia since 2003. I have also worked in industry, which has included 10 years with the Queensland Department of Health.
Originally qualified as an environmental health officer, I also have qualifications in occupational health and safety (specifically occupational hygiene), management and education, including a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
I have been active in a range of professional associations, including Environmental Health Australia (the Australian equivalent of the Canadian Institute Of Public Health Inspectors), where I was on the state and national executive for many years and from 2009 to 2011 served as national president. I have also consulted with legal firms, government agencies, old-age facilities and schools in the areas of food safety, environmental health and occupational exposure assessment.
My main area of research is human exposure and health risks from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Director and Associate Professor