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.
Project: Tailored sun safety messages for outdoor workers
Project: Diesel Engine Exhaust Exposure in the Ontario Construction Industry
Project: Online Learning Modules to Support Workplace Mental Health for First Responders and Management
Project: Workplace Safety and Prevention Partnerships and Ladder to Degree
Project: Sun exposure in outdoor workers: measurements and monitoring
Project: Setting Priorities: testing a workplace tool to identify and prioritize current occupational exposures
Project: Systematic review – occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation and cataracts
Project: Systematic review - occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer
Project: Evaluation of Prevention Strategies for Reducing the Future Risk of Cancer in the Ontario Construction Industry
Project: Scaling up small-scale food processing for therapeutic and complementary foods for children in Vietnam
Project: Ryerson/NCAT Course Redesign Project
Project: Comprehensive applied research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of sun protection measures which influence high risk outdoor workers in Queensland to adopt sun safe behaviour practices
Project: Enhancing student engagement through focused mobile learning approaches
Director and Associate Professor