The Health Impacts of Residential Wood Smoke Emissions on Indoor Air Quality

Closing Date

7 June 2019

The Research Project

Evidence of reductions in both respiratory and cardiovascular health are emerging as a result of exposure to wood smoke emissions. Preliminary research by the team have suggested portable air cleaners can reduce exposure to wood smoke emissions in residences. The PhD project will evaluate the effectiveness of air cleaners in a range of homes to reduce the health effects of wood smoke emissions. 


The following eligibility criteria apply to this project:

  • The project is open to Australian (domestic) and International candidates
  • The PhD must be undertaken on a full-time basis
  • Applicants must already have been awarded a first class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills
  • Candidates with a background in epidemiology or public health
  • Strong skills in statistical modelling
  • An interest in health communication and health policy is an asset

More Information

Please contact Associate Professor Fay Johnston or Dr Amanda Wheeler for more information.