Bin Jalaludin is an environmental epidemiologist with extensive experience in air pollution epidemiology. He investigated the effects of the 1994 bushfires on emergency department visits for asthma and on children’s lung function and respiratory symptoms. He has also investigated the acute effects of bushfires on hospitalisations and deaths. As well as the effects of bushfires, He has extensive experience in designing and conducting studies investigating the effects of urban air pollution on human health.
Ivan Hanigan is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment and Senior Lecturer in Climate Change and Health, School of Population Health, Curtin University. He is an Environmental Epidemiologist and uses extensive experience across a wide range of environmental health issues to focus on Climate Change and Health issues such as Droughts, Fires, Duststorms and Heatwaves. His research focuses on data analysis that disentangles health effects of environmental changes from social factors. His studies include phenomena such as the effects of air pollution from bushfires on heart disease, and droughts on mental health. His research explores areas of differential vulnerability across sub-populations, precision of spatiotemporal exposure estimates and general issues of geospatial data analysis methods.
Martin Cope has worked in the area of air quality modelling and applications for over 30 years. He has been employed by CSIRO as a Principal Research Scientist for more than 20 years and over this period has contributed to air quality science in Australia. His principal area of research has been into the development of models which describe the sources and formation of biogenic and anthropogenic secondary gases and aerosols in the Australian atmosphere.
Amanda Wheeler is a Senior Research Scientist with CSIRO within the Environment unit. She is the co-lead of the Air Quality Impact Priority under the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Sustainable Communities and Waste (SCaW) Hub. Her other research activities include evaluating indoor air quality, supporting air pollution and health analyses, and assessing interventions to reduce exposures to poor air quality. Her published research interests include personal exposures to air pollution from residential and ambient sources, tracking activity patterns, and understanding the intra-urban variability of air pollutants using GIS tools and developing Land Use Regression (LUR) models. She has experience with a range of environmental pollutants including particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, phthalates and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. She is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Tasmania.
Connie Katelaris is a Professor of Immunology & Allergy, University of Western Sydney and Head of Department and Senior Staff Specialist at Campbelltown Hospital. She also has a busy private consultant practice at Westmead. She is a past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, an immediate past president of the Asian Pacific Association of Allergology, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, and she has held executive positions on the World Allergy Organisation Board. Connie has a special clinical interest in all aspects of allergic diseases in children and adults and her research interests include aerobiological surveys, latex allergy, drug allergy, food allergy and clinical trials in ocular disorders, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma and hereditary angioedema.
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