March news about Environment Climate and Health

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Good news:

Emily Wilford and husband Josh Pin welcomed their new baby, Mary Elise Wilford Pin on Friday 31st March.

Rachael Rodney submitted her PhD.

Farewells

The group farewelled Emily who is now on maternity leave until November.

Papers accepted/published:

  1. King L, Xiang F, Swaminathan A, Dear K, Harrison SL, van der Mei I, Kimlin MG, D’Este C, Lucas RM. Validation of Sun Exposure Reported Annually Against Interim Self-report and Daily Sun Diaries. Photochem Photobiol (accepted 21 Mar 2017)
  2. Lucas RM, Gorman S, Black L, Neale RE. Clinical, research and public health implications of poor measurement of vitamin D status. J AOAC Int (accepted 31 Mar 2017)Lucas RM, Gorman S, Black L, Neale RE. Clinical, research and public health implications of poor measurement of vitamin D status. J AOAC

Presentations:

Kathryn Bowen has been invited to give a seminar at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam. She will also give a guest seminar at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).

Kathryn has also been invited to speak on a panel at Sydney University in June at the Research for Development Impact conference and to give a guest lecture at UniMelb on climate change and human health within the postgraduate stream.

Ruth Kharis presented at the World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne on “Different voices and solutions for food security”.

Ongoing research:

PFAS investigation

The Per- and Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) health study team hosted Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong from the University of Sydney and Dr Jennifer Braunig from the University of Queensland for a week to assist with a systematic review of the health effects of these chemicals. The PFAS Health Study team met to discuss future plans to evaluate the health effects in the communities of Oakey and Williamtown.

ACT Asbestos Health Study

Dr Rosemary Korda has been analysing data at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the fourth component of the study. Associate Professor Martyn Kirk presented a study summary to the Community Reference Group of the Asbestos Response Taskforce.

Other news:

Kathryn Bowen has been invited by the Climate Change Institute at ANU to be part of an EOI process to DFAT on a project titled Capacity Building for Connecting Climate Change Research with the Indonesian Policy Cycle. Budget is $800,000

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