University of Western Australia

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Jane Heyworth is an environmental epidemiologist with over thirty years’ experience in environmental health research, policy and practice. She is currently Deputy Head of the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia. Her specific research interests are in environmental causes of chronic illness and water quality and health. She has been involved in a number of large epidemiological studies in these areas, including studies on health effects of long term exposure to air pollution; effects of heat and noise in the workplace; particulate and metal exposure in children in Port Hedland, Western Australia, environmental and occupational risk factors for breast cancer; environmental and genetic risk factors for left and right sided colorectal cancer (; maternal exposure to persistent toxic substances and the health effects of rainwater consumption. Currently she is involved with studies investigating work-related hearing loss in Australia (NHMRC); Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (NESP) and occupational injury prevention in high temperature environments (ARC).

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