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Fay Johnston

Associate Professor, Public Health and Primary Care Theme, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Room 354b , Medical Science 2

+61 3 6226 7726 (phone)

Fay.Johnston@utas.edu.au

Air pollution can often be viewed through the prism of climate change and its impact on the natural environment.

However, the human impact associated with air pollution and its harm to public health, both now and into the future, is at the fore of Associate Professor Fay Johnston’s research.

As a physician and environmental epidemiologist, her research focusses on environmental determinants of health and their implications for public health policy and clinical practice.

Associate Professor Johnston is an environmental health researcher from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and is a specialist medical advisor for Public Health Services in the Tasmanian Department of Health.

In particular, Associate Professor Johnston’s research looks at the public health and clinical impact of smoke from bushfires and planned burns, the long-term health implications of early-life exposure to severe air pollution and interventions to reduce the public health impact of severe smoke episodes.

In 2016, she led the development of the world’s first air quality and allergy monitoring system designed to help people breathe easier.

Launched in Tasmania, the AirRater smartphone app helps to assist people suffering from hay fever, allergies, asthma and other lung diseases by providing a unique integration of air pollution, meteorological and allergen data with health system reporting.

Since 2016, AirRater is now used in the ACT and has customised services in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Victoria.

The multi-award-winning device has also attracted international attention, with health agencies in China, Canada and the US interested in its potential.

Associate Professor Johnston’s expertise moves beyond academe where she often contributes to policy, via the National Air Quality Expert Group, while also guiding real-time government responses to air quality emergencies such as the Hazelwood (Victoria) mine fire in early 2014.

She is currently leading the long-term follow-up study of the health and development of infants and babies exposed to extremely poor air quality during the Hazelwood fire, which burned for 45 days.

Her work in fire smoke epidemiology also has global reach.

She led an expert team from the United States, Canada and Australia which produced the only existing global mortality burden estimate for landscape fire smoke, which placed the health impacts of tropical deforestation fires on the global agenda.

Her research has also helped to shape smoke management policy in both Australia and Canada through evaluating health impacts, trade-offs and management strategies for wild and planned fires.

In 2018, Associate Professor Johnston’s global expertise was recognised, named among 145 international Women Leaders in Fire Science research paper, published in the journal Fire.

Associate Professor Fay Johnston heads the Environmental Health group, in the Public Health and Primary Care and Cardiorespiratory research themes of the Menzies Institute for Medical Research. She is a medical graduate with specialist qualifications in public health and general practice and a PhD in environmental epidemiology.

Biography

After an initial career in remote medical practice, Associate Professor Johnston shifted her focus to epidemiology, public health medicine and environmental health research. Since the award of her PhD in 2008 she has been based with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Hobart where she leads an interdisciplinary research group addressing environmental determinants of health including the epidemiology of air pollution from outdoor fires and domestic wood heaters, aero-allergens and heatwaves. She holds a concurrent appointment as a Specialist Medical Advisor for Population Health Services in the Tasmanian Department of Health.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, (environmental epidemiology), Menzies School of Health Research, Institute of Advanced Studies, Charles Darwin University, Australia, 2008. Health Impacts of Bushfire Smoke in the Australian Monsoon Tropics
  • Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia, 1999
  • Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, Australia, 1998
  • Master of Applied Epidemiology, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australia, 1997. Outbreaks Out Bush: Applied epidemiology in the Northern territory
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Flinders University of South Australia, Australia, 1987
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia, Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, 1992
  • Diploma in Obstetrics, Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Australia, 1990

Memberships

Professional practice

  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Australian Epidemiology Association
  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

  • Guest lecturer in public and environmental health
  • Supervises the training of Tasmanian specialist medical practitioners in public health
  • Supervises honours and post graduate research students in public and environmental health

Research Appointments

  • Expert Working Group of the National Environment Protection Measure for Ambient Air Quality
  • Scientific Advisory Committee of the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania

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Expertise

  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Outdoor air pollution and wood smoke
  • Health impacts of bushfires, heatwaves and pollen
  • Public health policy

Research Themes

Fay Johnston's work aligns with two of the University's research themes: Better Health and Environment. Her program focusses on environmental influences on health such as air pollution, heat-waves and aero-allergens, and the implications of these for public health policy and clinical practice. A key area of expertise is the health impacts of outdoor air pollution from landscape fires and she has been active in this research area for the last 15 years. She works closely with Australian and international collaborators in the fields of environmental epidemiology, fire ecology, atmospheric chemistry, toxicology, social science and geography.

Some key research contributions to date have included:

  1. Demonstrating that interventions to reduce the number of wood heaters and improve outdoor air quality in the city of Launceston also reduced mortality.
  2. Characterising the global mortality impacts from all landscape fire activity and tropical deforestation fires in particular. This has demonstrated major co-benefits of initiatives to address tropical deforestation.
  3. Demonstrating how, in higher risk groups such as people with asthma, adverse health outcomes can occur at particle concentrations well below current national 24 hour air quality standards.

Awards

  • International Visiting Research Scholarship. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, ($CAD10,000), 2015-16
  • Finalist,  Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, 2008

Current projects

  1. Fires, Smoke and People
    This international program of work is investigating the relative health impacts of planned burns and severe bushfires in the context of bushfire management. This is a partnership with Professor David Bowman's Environmental Change Biology Group in the School of Natural Sciences. This is an ARC Linkage project conducted in collaboration with partner agencies and investigators in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria and British Columbia, Canada where there are similar challenges in forest fire management.  We are developing new approaches to the modelling of air quality impacts of landscape fires and other sources of air pollution and the utility of using these methods for public health planning and epidemiological research.  
  2. AirRater, An air sensing network to protect Tasmanians' health
    This local Tasmanian project is another collaboration with the Environmental Change Biology Group. We are exploring new ways to reduce the public health impacts of winter air pollution from wood heaters, and developing novel systems for surveillance and health alerts to enable individuals and public agencies to better manage environmental health hazards in Tasmania, including heat cold and pollen counts. The work is funded by Sense-T. For more information visit the AirRater webpage. To register your interest in participating in this project please visit our blog.
  3. The Latrobe Early Life Follow up (ELF) Study
    This is the child health and development stream of the Hazelwood Mine Fire Health study, a long term research program commissioned by the Victorian Government to investigate potential health impacts of an episode of severe air pollution generated by an open cut coal mine fire in the Latrobe valley of Victoria in 2014. The ELF study has two components. The first is establishing a cohort of infants born in the two years before and after the time of the fire to follow through future years, and the second is a large state wide data linkage study to evaluate the impact of the fire on perinatal health outcomes. This is a large collaboration with co-investigators from CSIRO, Monash, the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. For more information visit The Latrobe Early Life Follow up (ELF) Study webpage.

Collaborations

Fay Johnston currently collaborates with researchers at the following universities, research organisations and government agencies:

International

  • Gothenburg University, Sweden
  • Northern Carolina State University, US
  • Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Canada
  • The US Environment Protection Authority
  • The University of British Columbia, Canada

Australia

  • Australian National University
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • CSIRO
  • Environment Protection Authorities (in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania)
  • Monash University
  • University of Sydney
  • Tasmania Fire Service
  • The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (Victoria)
  • The Departments of Health and Human Services (Victoria and Tasmania)
  • The Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW)
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The University of NSW
  • The University of Wollongong

Fields of Research

  • Occupational and workplace health and safety (350505)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Environmental epidemiology (420203)
  • Ecosystem function (410203)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Respiratory diseases (320103)
  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation (410103)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Public health (420699)
  • Landscape ecology (410206)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Forestry fire management (300706)
  • Allergy (320401)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Air pollution processes and air quality measurement (370102)
  • Atmospheric aerosols (370103)
  • Infectious diseases (320211)
  • Health economics (380108)
  • Natural hazards (370903)
  • Climate change processes (370201)
  • Environment policy (440704)
  • Data management and data science (460599)
  • Plant cell and molecular biology (310803)
  • Infant and child health (321302)
  • Meteorology (370108)
  • Ecology (310399)
  • Major global burdens of disease (420207)
  • Foetal development and medicine (321501)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Environmental management (410499)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Adverse weather events (370101)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Cancer cell biology (321101)
  • Health policy (440706)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology (321502)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Social psychology (520505)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Systems physiology (320803)
  • Urban geography (440612)
  • Data communications (400602)
  • Urban planning and health (330413)
  • Paediatrics (321399)
  • Communications engineering (400699)
  • Cardiovascular medicine and haematology (320199)
  • Cancer genetics (321103)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health (420403)
  • Computational modelling and simulation in earth sciences (370401)
  • Environmental biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors) (410304)
  • Microbial ecology (310703)
  • Autonomic nervous system (320901)
  • Engineering practice and education (401099)
  • Health equity (420602)

Research Objectives

  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Health protection and disaster response (200406)
  • Air quality, atmosphere and weather (180199)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Air quality (180101)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires) (190401)
  • Occupational health (200507)
  • Natural hazards (190499)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Health surveillance (200303)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health (210301)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health system performance (210303)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)
  • Environmental policy, legislation and standards (190299)
  • Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use (180603)
  • Land policy (190207)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Women's and maternal health (200509)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards (199999)
  • Understanding the impact of natural hazards caused by climate change (190508)
  • Understanding climate change (190599)
  • Mental health (200409)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Overweight and obesity (200411)
  • Ecological economics (159902)
  • Environmental education and awareness (190203)
  • Other economic framework (159999)
  • Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory) (180102)
  • Climate change mitigation strategies (190301)
  • Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems (180301)
  • Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives) (190205)
  • Government and politics (230299)
  • Professional development and adult education (160104)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Weather (180104)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)

Publications

For more information about Fay's research publications visit her Google Scholar page.

Total publications

143

Highlighted publications

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YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2020Journal ArticleJohnston FH, Borchers-Arriagada N, Morgan GG, Jalaludin B, Palmer AJ, et al., 'Unprecedented health costs of smoke-related PM2.5 from the 2019-20 Australian megafires', Nature Sustainability, (September) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2398-9629 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-00610-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Borchers-Arriagada N; Palmer AJ; Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2018Journal ArticleJohnston FH, Salimi F, Williamson GJ, Henderson S, Yao J, et al., 'Ambient particulate matter and paramedic assessments of acute diabetic, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions', Epidemiology, 30, (1) pp. 11-19. ISSN 1044-3983 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000929 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Salimi F; Williamson GJ

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2018Journal ArticleJohnston FH, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Campbell SL, Jones PJ, et al., 'Using smartphone technology to reduce health impacts from atmospheric environmental hazards', Environmental Research Letters, 13, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1748-9326 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab1e6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Campbell SL; Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Lucani C; Cooling NB; Bowman DMJS

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2013Journal ArticleJohnston FH, Hanigan IC, Henderson SB, Morgan GG, 'Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: Retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007', BMJ, 346, (7890) Article e8446. ISSN 1756-1833 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e8446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Hanigan IC

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2012Journal ArticleJohnston FH, Henderson SB, Chen Y, Randerson JT, Marlier M, et al., 'Estimated global mortality attributable to smoke from landscape fires', Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, (5) pp. 695-701. ISSN 0091-6765 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1104422 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 334Web of Science - 315

Co-authors: Henderson SB; Bowman DMJS

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2011Journal ArticleJohnston F, Hanigan I, Henderson S, Morgan G, Bowman D, 'Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007', Environmental Research: A Journal of Environmental Medicine and The Environmental Sciences, 111, (6) pp. 811-816. ISSN 0013-9351 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 157Web of Science - 154

Co-authors: Hanigan I; Henderson S; Bowman D

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Borchers-Arriagada N, Jones P, Palmer AJ, Bereznicki B, Cooling N, et al., 'What are the health and socioeconomic impacts of allergic respiratory disease in Tasmania?', Australian Health Review pp. A-I. ISSN 0156-5788 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AH20200 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Borchers-Arriagada N; Jones P; Palmer AJ; Bereznicki B; Cooling N

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2021Campbell SL, Remenyi T, Williamson GJ, Rollins D, White CJ, et al., 'Ambulance dispatches and heatwaves in Tasmania, Australia: A case-crossover analysis', Environmental Research, 202 Article 111655. ISSN 0013-9351 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111655 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Campbell SL; Remenyi T; Williamson GJ; Rollins D; White CJ

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2021Cowie CT, Wheeler A, Tripovich JS, Porta-Cubas A, Dennekamp M, et al., 'Policy Implications for Protecting Health from the Hazards of Fire Smoke. A Panel Discussion Report from the Workshop Landscape Fire Smoke: Protecting Health in an Era of Escalating Fire Risk', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health pp. 1-16. ISSN 1661-7827 (2021) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2021Hemstock EJ, Shao J, Zhao B, Hall GL, Wheeler AJ, et al., 'Associations between respiratory and vascular function in early childhood', Respirology pp. 1-7. ISSN 1323-7799 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/resp.14117 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hemstock EJ; Shao J; Wheeler AJ; Melody SM; Dalton MF; Williamson GJ; Chappell KJ; Negishi K; Zosky GR

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2021Jones PJ, Koolhof IS, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Lucani C, et al., 'Characterising non-linear associations between airborne pollen counts and respiratory symptoms from the AirRater smartphone app in Tasmania, Australia: A case time series approach', Environmental Research Article 111484. ISSN 0013-9351 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111484 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Lucani C; Campbell SL; Bowman DMJS; Cooling N

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2021Jones PJ, Koolhof IS, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Lucani C, et al., 'Characterising non-linear associations between airborne pollen counts and respiratory symptoms from the AirRater smartphone app in Tasmania, Australia: A case time series approach', Environmental Research pp. 1-11. ISSN 0013-9351 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111484 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Lucani C; Campbell SL; Bowman DMJS; Cooling N

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2021O'Dwyer T, Abramson MJ, Straney L, Salimi F, Johnston F, et al., 'Sub-clinical effects of outdoor smoke in affected communities', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (3) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1661-7827 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18031131 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ

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2021Tegart LJ, Johnston Fay, Borchers Arriagada N, Workman A, Dickinson JL, et al., ' Pollen potency': the relationship between atmospheric pollen counts and allergen exposure', Aerobiologia ISSN 0393-5965 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10453-021-09726-3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Tegart LJ; Borchers Arriagada N; Workman A; Dickinson JL; Jones PJ

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2021Wheeler AJ, Allen RW, Lawrence K, Roulston CT, Powell J, et al., 'Can public spaces effectively be used as cleaner indoor air shelters during extreme smoke events?', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (8) Article 4085.. ISSN 1661-7827 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18084085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Jones PJ

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2021Workman A, Jones PJ, Wheeler AJ, Campbell SL, Williamson GJ, et al., 'Environmental hazards and behavior change: User perspectives on the usability and effectiveness of the AirRater Smartphone App', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (7) Article 3591. ISSN 1660-4601 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18073591 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Workman A; Jones PJ; Wheeler AJ; Campbell SL; Williamson GJ; Lucani C; Bowman DMJS; Cooling N

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2020Borchers Arriagada N, Palmer AJ, Bowman DMJS, Johnston FH, 'Exceedances of national air quality standards for particulate matter in Western Australia: sources and health-related impacts', Medical Journal of Australia, (March) pp. 1-2. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja2.50547 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Borchers Arriagada N; Palmer AJ; Bowman DMJS

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2020Borchers Arriagada N, Palmer AJ, Bowman DMJS, Morgan GG, Jalaludin BB, et al., 'Unprecedented smoke-related health burden associated with the 2019-20 bushfires in eastern Australia', Medical Journal of Australia pp. 1-2. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/mja2.50545 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 70

Co-authors: Borchers Arriagada N; Palmer AJ; Bowman DMJS

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2020Borchers Arriagada N, Palmer AJ, Bowman DMJS, Williamson GJ, Johnston FH, 'Health impacts of ambient biomass smoke in Tasmania, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (9) Article 3264. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17093264 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Borchers Arriagada N; Palmer AJ; Bowman DMJS; Williamson GJ

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2020Bowman DMJS, Kolden CA, Abatzoglou JT, Johnston FH, van der Werf GR, et al., 'Vegetation fires in the Anthropocene', Nature Reviews Earth & Environment pp. 1-16. ISSN 2662-138X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s43017-020-0085-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2020Campbell SL, Jones PJ, Williamson GJ, Wheeler AJ, Lucani C, et al., 'Using digital technology to protect health in prolonged poor air quality episodes: a case study of the AirRater App during the Australian 2019-20 fires', Fire, 3, (3) Article 40. ISSN 2571-6255 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/fire3030040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Campbell SL; Jones PJ; Williamson GJ; Wheeler AJ; Lucani C; Bowman DMJS

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2020Cole-Hunter T, Johnston FH, Marks GB, Morawska L, Morgan GG, et al., 'The health impacts of waste-to-energy emissions: A systematic review of the literature', Environmental Research Letters, 15, (12) pp. 1-18. ISSN 1748-9318 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abae9f [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2020Hanigan IC, Broome RA, Chaston TB, Cope M, Dennekamp M, et al., 'Avoidable mortality attributable to anthropogenic fine particulate matter (Pm2.5) in Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18010254 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2020Howard ZL, Carlson SJ, Baldwin Z, Johnston F, Durrheim DN, et al., 'High community burden of smoke-related symptoms in the Hunter and New England regions during the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires', Public Health Research & Practice, 30, (4) ISSN 2204-2091 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.17061/phrp3022006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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2020Huynh Q, Marwick TH, Venkataraman P, Knibbs LD, Johnston FH, et al., 'Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution is associated with coronary artery calcification among asymptomatic adults', European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging pp. 1-8. ISSN 2047-2404 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ehjci/jeaa073 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Negishi K

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2020Ikin J, Carroll M, Walker J, Borg B, Brown D, et al., 'Cohort profile: The Hazelwood Health Study Adult Cohort', International Journal of Epidemiology, 49, (6) pp. 1777-1778. ISSN 0300-5771 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyaa083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2020Jalaludin B, Johnston F, Vardoulakis S, Morgan S, 'Reflections on the Catastrophic 2019-2020 Australian Bushfires', The Innovation, 1, (1) ISSN 2666-6758 (2020) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.xinn.2020.04.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8

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2020Johnson AL, Gao CX, Dennekamp M, Williamson GJ, Carroll MTC, et al., 'Coal-mine fire-related fine particulate matter and medical-service utilization in Australia: a time-series analysis from the Hazelwood Health Study', International Journal of Epidemiology, 49, (1) pp. 80-93. ISSN 0300-5771 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyz219 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Williamson GJ

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2020Johnston FH, 'Burning to reduce fuels: the benefits and risks of a public health protection strategy', Medical Journal of Australia, 213, (6) pp. 246-248.e1. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja2.50751 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2020Johnston FH, Borchers-Arriagada N, Morgan GG, Jalaludin B, Palmer AJ, et al., 'Unprecedented health costs of smoke-related PM2.5 from the 2019-20 Australian megafires', Nature Sustainability, (September) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2398-9629 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-00610-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Borchers-Arriagada N; Palmer AJ; Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2020Jones PJ, Koolhof IS, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Lucani C, et al., 'Can smartphone data identify the local environmental drivers of respiratory disease?', Environmental Research, 182 Article 109118. ISSN 0013-9351 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109118 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Lucani C; Campbell SL; Bowman DMJS

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2020Marfori MT, Campbell SL, Garvey K, McKeown S, Veitch M, et al., 'Public health messaging during extreme smoke events: are we hitting the mark?', Frontiers in Public Health, 8 Article 465. ISSN 2296-2565 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00465 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Marfori MT; Campbell SL; Wheeler AJ; Borchers-Arriagada N

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2020Melody S, Wills K, Knibbs LD, Ford J, Venn A, et al., 'Adverse birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia in association with maternal exposure to low levels of ambient air pollution', Environmental Research, 188 Article 109784. ISSN 0013-9351 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.109784 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Melody S; Wills K; Venn A

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2020Melody SM, Wheeler AJ, Dalton M, Williamson GJ, Negishi K, et al., 'Cohort Profile: The Hazelwood Health Study Latrobe Early Life Follow-Up (ELF) Study', International Journal of Epidemiology, 49, (6) pp. 1779-1780. ISSN 0300-5771 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Melody SM; Wheeler AJ; Dalton M; Williamson GJ; Shao J; Chappell K; Wills K; Reeves M; Venn A; Zosky GR

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2020Melody SM, Wills K, Knibbs LD, Ford J, Venn A, et al., 'Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution and pregnancy complications in Victoria, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, (7) Article 2572. ISSN 1661-7827 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Melody SM; Wills K; Venn A

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2020Ragaini BS, Sharman MJ, Lyth A, Jose KA, Blizzard L, et al., 'A mixed-methods study of the demographic and behavioural correlates of walking to a more distant bus stop', Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6 Article 100164. ISSN 2590-1982 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Ragaini BS; Sharman MJ; Jose KA; Blizzard L; Peterson C; Palmer AJ; Aryal J; Cleland VJ

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2020Shao J, Zosky GR, Hall GL, Wheeler AJ, Dharmage S, et al., 'Early life exposure to coal mine fire smoke emissions and altered lung function in young children', Respirology, 25, (2) pp. 198-205. ISSN 1323-7799 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Shao J; Zosky GR; Wheeler AJ; Melody S; Dalton M; O'Sullivan T; Williamson GJ; Chappell K

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2020Song Y, Southam K, Bennett E, Johnston F, Foa L, et al., 'Adverse effects of prenatal exposure to residential dust on post-natal brain development', Environmental Research, 198 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0013-9351 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Song Y; Southam K; Bennett E; Foa L; Wheeler AJ; Zosky GR

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2020Stanesby O, Long M, Ball K, Blizzard L, Cocker F, et al., 'Socio-demographic, behavioural and health-related characteristics associated with active commuting in a regional Australian state: evidence from the 2016 Tasmanian Population Health Survey', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, (September) pp. 1-12. ISSN 2201-1617 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Stanesby O; Blizzard L; Cocker F; Jose K; Palmer AJ; Sharman M; Venn A; Cleland V

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2020Vardoulakis S, Jalaludin BB, Morgan GG, Hanigan IC, Johnston FH, 'Bushfire smoke: urgent need for a national health protection strategy', Medical Journal of Australia, 212, (8) pp. 349-353.e1. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29

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2020Wheeler AJ, Jones PJ, Reisen F, Melody SM, Williamson G, et al., 'Roof cavity dust as an exposure proxy for extreme air pollution events', Chemosphere, 244 Article 125537. ISSN 0045-6535 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ; Jones PJ; Melody SM; Williamson G; Blizzard L; Chappell K; Zosky GR

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2020Willis GA, Chappell K, Williams S, Melody SM, Wheeler A, et al., 'Respiratory and atopic conditions in children two to four years after the 2014 Hazelwood coalmine fire', Medical Journal of Australia, 213, (6) pp. 269-275. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Chappell K; Melody SM; Wheeler A; Dalton M; Zosky GR

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2020Xu R, Yu P, Abramson MJ, Johnston FH, Samet JM, et al., 'Wildfires, global climate change, and human health', New England Journal of Medicine, 383, (22) pp. 2173-2181. ISSN 0028-4793 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

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2020Yao J, Brauer M, Wei J, McGrail KM, Johnston FH, et al., 'Sub-daily exposure to fine particulate matter and ambulance dispatches during wildfire seasons: a case-crossover study in British Columbia, Canada', Environmental Health Perspectives, 128, (6) Article 67006. ISSN 0091-6765 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2020Zhang Y, Beggs PJ, McGushin A, Bambrick H, Trueck S, et al., 'The 2020 special report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: lessons learnt from Australia's 'Black Summer'', Medical Journal of Australia, 213, (11) pp. 490-492.e10. ISSN 0025-729X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 15

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2020Zhao B, Johnston FH, O'Sullivan T, Williamson G, Melody S, et al., 'Early life exposure to coal mine fire and tobacco smoke affect subclinical vascular function', Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105, (6) pp. 539-544. ISSN 0003-9888 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: O'Sullivan T; Williamson G; Melody S; Dalton M; Venn A; Negishi K

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2020Zhao B, Johnston FH, Salimi F, Kurabayashi M, Negishi K, 'Short-term exposure to ambient fine particulate matter and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a nationwide case-crossover study in Japan', The Lancet Planetary Health, 4, (1) pp. e15-e23. ISSN 2542-5196 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(19)30262-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Negishi K

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2019Beggs PJ, Zhang Y, Bambrick H, Berry HL, Linnenluecke MK, et al., 'The 2019 report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress', The Medical Journal of Australia, 211, (11) pp. 490-491.e21. ISSN 0025-729X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19

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2019Borchers Arriagada N, Horsley JA, Palmer AJ, Morgan GG, Tham R, et al., 'Association between fire smoke fine particulate matter and asthma-related outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis', Environmental Research, 179 Article 108777. ISSN 0013-9351 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108777 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Borchers Arriagada N; Palmer AJ

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2019Campbell SL, Fox-Hughes PD, Jones PJ, Remenyi TA, Chappell K, et al., 'Evaluating the risk of epidemic thunderstorm asthma: lessons from Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, (5) Article 837. ISSN 1661-7827 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Campbell SL; Jones PJ; Remenyi TA; Chappell K; White CJ

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2019Campbell SL, Remenyi TA, Williamson GJ, White CJ, Johnston FH, 'The value of local heatwave impact assessment: a case-crossover analysis of hospital emergency department presentations in Tasmania, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, (19) Article 3715. ISSN 1661-7827 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Campbell SL; Remenyi TA; Williamson GJ; White CJ

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2019Johnson AL, Dipnall JF, Dennekamp M, Williamson GJ, Gao CX, et al., 'Fine particulate matter exposure and medication dispensing during and after a coal mine fire: a time series analysis from the Hazelwood Health Study', Environmental Pollution, 246 pp. 1027-1035. ISSN 0269-7491 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.12.085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Williamson GJ

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2019Marks GB, Hansell AL, Johnston FH, 'The environment is a first order issue for lung health', International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 23, (12) pp. 1239-1240. ISSN 1027-3719 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.19.0722 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Melody SM, Ford J, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to short-to medium-term outdoor air pollution and obstetric and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review', Environmental Pollution, 244 pp. 915-925. ISSN 0269-7491 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.10.086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Melody SM; Wills K; Venn A

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2019Melody SM, Ford J, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a coal mine fire and birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia', Environment International, 127 pp. 233-242. ISSN 0160-4120 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Melody SM; Wills K; Venn A

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2019Melody SM, Ford JB, Wills K, Venn A, Johnston FH, 'Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a large coal mine fire is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study', Environmental Research Article 108956. ISSN 0013-9351 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108956 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Melody SM; Wills K; Venn A

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2019Reisen F, Powell JC, Dennekamp M, Johnston FH, Wheeler AJ, 'Is remaining indoors an effective way of reducing exposure to fine particulate matter during biomass burning events?', Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 69, (5) pp. 611-622. ISSN 1096-2247 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2019.1567623 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ

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2019Shao J, Wheeler AJ, Zosky GR, Johnston FH, 'Long-term impacts of prenatal and infant exposure to fine particulate matter on wheezing and asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Environmental Epidemiology, 3, (2) Article e042. ISSN 2474-7882 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/EE9.0000000000000042 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Shao J; Wheeler AJ; Zosky GR

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2019Shao J, Zosky GR, Wheeler AJ, Dharmage S, Dalton M, et al., 'Exposure to air pollution during the first 1000 days of life and subsequent health service and medication usage in children', Environmental Pollution pp. 1-8. ISSN 0269-7491 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Shao J; Zosky GR; Wheeler AJ; Dalton M; Williamson GJ; O'Sullivan T; Chappell K

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2019Sharman MJ, Lyth A, Jose KA, Ragaini BS, Blizzard L, et al., 'Acceptability and perceived feasibility of strategies to increase public transport use for physical activity gain - a mixed methods study', Health Promotion Journal of Australia pp. 1-14. ISSN 2201-1617 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Sharman MJ; Jose KA; Ragaini BS; Blizzard L; Peterson C; Palmer AJ; Cleland VJ

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2019Shepherd CCJ, Clifford HD, Mitrou F, Melody SM, Bennett EJ, et al., 'The contribution of geogenic particulate matter to lung disease in indigenous children', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, (15) Article 2636. ISSN 1661-7827 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Melody SM; Bennett EJ; Zosky GR

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2019Zhao B, Johnston FH, Dalton M, Negishi K, 'Feasibility and normal ranges of arterial intima-media thickness and stiffness in 2-year-old children: a pilot study', Pediatric Cardiology, 40, (5) pp. 914-920. ISSN 0172-0643 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Dalton M; Negishi K

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2018Bowman DMJS, Daniels LD, Johnston FH, Williamson GJ, Jolly WM, et al., 'Can air quality management drive sustainable fuels management at the temperate wildland-urban interface?', Fire, 1, (2) pp. 27. ISSN 2571-6255 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/fire1020027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS; Williamson GJ

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2018Bowman DMJS, Moreira-Munoz A, Kolden CA, Chavez RO, Munoz AA, et al., 'Human-environmental drivers and impacts of the globally extreme 2017 Chilean fires', Ambio, 48, (4) pp. 350-362. ISSN 0044-7447 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13280-018-1084-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS; Williamson GJ; Borchers Arriagada N

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2018Campbell S, Remenyi TA, White CJ, Johnston FH, 'Heatwave and health impact research: a global review', Health and Place, 53 pp. 210-218. ISSN 1353-8292 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.08.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 75Web of Science - 66

Co-authors: Campbell S; Remenyi TA; White CJ

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2018Chen L, Bennett E, Wheeler AJ, Lyons AB, Woods GM, et al., 'Maternal exposure to particulate matter alters early post-natal lung function and immune cell development', Environmental Research, 164 pp. 625-635. ISSN 0013-9351 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.03.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Chen L; Bennett E; Wheeler AJ; Lyons AB; Woods GM; Zosky GR

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2018Devadas R, Huete AR, Vicendese D, Erbas B, Beggs PJ, et al., 'Dynamic ecological observations from satellites inform aerobiology of allergenic grass pollen', Science of the Total Environment, 633 pp. 441-451. ISSN 0048-9697 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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2018Edwards LJ, Williamson G, Williams SA, Veitch MGK, Salimi F, et al., 'Did fine particulate matter from the summer 2016 landscape fires in Tasmania increase emergency ambulance dispatches? a case crossover analysis', Fire, 1, (2) Article 26. ISSN 2571-6255 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Edwards LJ; Williamson G; Salimi F

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2018Fann N, Alman B, Broome RA, Morgan GG, Johnston FH, et al., 'The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008-2012', Science of The Total Environment, 610-611 pp. 802-809. ISSN 0048-9697 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 89

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2018Hanigan IC, Morgan GG, Williamson GJ, Salimi F, Henderson SB, et al., 'Extensible database of validated biomass smoke events for health research', Fire, 1, (3) Article 50. ISSN 2571-6255 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/fire1030050 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2018Horsley JA, Broome RA, Johnston FH, Cope M, Morgan GG, 'Health burden associated with fire smoke in Sydney, 2001-2013', Medical Journal of Australia, 208, (7) pp. 309-310. ISSN 0025-729X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

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2018Johnston FH, Salimi F, Williamson GJ, Henderson S, Yao J, et al., 'Ambient particulate matter and paramedic assessments of acute diabetic, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions', Epidemiology, 30, (1) pp. 11-19. ISSN 1044-3983 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Salimi F; Williamson GJ

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2018Johnston FH, Wheeler AJ, Williamson GJ, Campbell SL, Jones PJ, et al., 'Using smartphone technology to reduce health impacts from atmospheric environmental hazards', Environmental Research Letters, 13, (4) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1748-9326 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab1e6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Wheeler AJ; Williamson GJ; Campbell SL; Jones PJ; Koolhof IS; Lucani C; Cooling NB; Bowman DMJS

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2018Knibbs LD, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Bechle MJ, Brauer M, et al., 'Satellite-based land-use regression for continental-scale long-term ambient PM2.5 exposure assessment in Australia', Environmental Science and Technology, 52, (21) pp. 12445-12455. ISSN 0013-936X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 26

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2018Lyth A, Spinaze A, Watson P, Johnston FH, 'Place, human agency and community resilience - considerations for public health management of smoke from prescribed burning', Local Environment, 23, (10) pp. 975-990. ISSN 1354-9839 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2018.1508205 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Spinaze A; Watson P

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2018Salimi F, Morgan G, Rolfe M, Samoli E, Cowie CT, et al., 'Long-term exposure to low concentrations of air pollutants and hospitalisation for respiratory diseases: a prospective cohort study in Australia', Environment International, 121, (Pt 1) pp. 415-420. ISSN 0160-4120 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Salimi F

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2018Shao J, Wheeler AJ, Chen L, Strandberg B, Hinwood A, et al., 'The pro-inflammatory effects of particulate matter on epithelial cells are associated with elemental composition', Chemosphere, 202 pp. 530-537. ISSN 0045-6535 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Shao J; Wheeler AJ; Chen L; Zosky GR

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2018Silver JD, Sutherland MF, Johnston FH, Lampugnani ER, McCarthy MA, et al., 'Seasonal asthma in Melbourne, Australia, and some observations on the occurrence of thunderstorm asthma and its predictability', PLoS ONE, 13, (4) Article e0194929. ISSN 1932-6203 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194929 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

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2018Yao J, Raffuse SM, Brauer M, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS, et al., 'Predicting the minimum height of forest fire smoke within the atmosphere using machine learning and data from the CALIPSO satellite', Remote Sensing of Environment, 206 pp. 98-106. ISSN 0034-4257 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.12.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2018Zhao B, HQ Vo, Johnston FH, Negishi K, 'Air pollution and telomere length: a systematic review of 12,058 subjects', Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 8, (4) pp. 480-492. ISSN 2223-3652 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.21037/cdt.2018.06.05 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: HQ Vo; Negishi K

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2017Hyde JC, Yedinak KM, Talhelm AF, Smith AMS, Bowman DMJS, et al., 'Air quality policy and fire management responses addressing smoke from wildland fires in the United States and Australia', International Journal of Wildland Fire, 26, (5) pp. 347-363. ISSN 1049-8001 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2017Johnston FH, 'Understanding and managing the health impacts of poor air quality from landscape fires', Medical Journal of Australia, 207, (6) pp. 229-230. ISSN 0025-729X (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja17.00072 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2017Johnston Fay, 'Bushfires and planned burns: Tips for your patients in managing smoke', Respiratory Medicine Today, 2, (2) pp. 400-403. ISSN 2207-0443 (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2017Salimi F, Henderson SB, Morgan GG, Jalaludin B, Johnston FH, 'Ambient particulate matter, landscape fire smoke, and emergency ambulance dispatches in Sydney, Australia', Environment International, 99 pp. 208-212. ISSN 0160-4120 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.11.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Salimi F

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2016Broome RA, Johnston FH, Horsley J, Morgan GG, 'A rapid assessment of the impact of hazard reduction burning around Sydney, May 2016', Medical Journal of Australia, 205, (9) pp. 407-408. ISSN 0025-729X (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.5694/mja16.00895 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 28

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2016Johnston FH, Melody S, Bowman DMJS, 'The pyrohealth transition: How combustion emissions have shaped health through human history', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, (1696) Article 20150173. ISSN 0962-8436 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0173 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Melody S; Bowman DMJS

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2016Johnston O, Johnston F, Todd J, Williamson G, 'Community-wide distribution of a catalytic device to reduce winter ambient fine particulate matter from residential wood combustion: a field study', PLoS One, 11, (11) Article e0166677. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166677 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Johnston O; Williamson G

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2016Medek DE, Beggs PJ, Erbas B, Jaggard AK, Campbell BC, et al., 'Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand', Aerobiologia, 32, (2) pp. 289-302. ISSN 0393-5965 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10453-015-9399-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2016Melody SM, Bennett E, Clifford HD, Johnston FH, Shepherd CCJ, et al., 'A cross-sectional survey of environmental health in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 26, (5-6) pp. 525-535. ISSN 1369-1619 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2016.1194384 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Melody SM; Bennett E; Zosky GR

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2016O'Keeffe D, Dennekamp M, Straney L, Mazhar M, O'Dwyer T, et al., 'Health effects of smoke from planned burns: a study protocol', BMC Public Health, 16, (1) Article 186. ISSN 1471-2458 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2862-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2016Reid CE, Brauer M, Johnston FH, Jerrett M, Balmes JR, et al., 'Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure', Environmental Health Perspectives, 124, (9) pp. 1334-1343. ISSN 0091-6765 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 304Web of Science - 295

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2016Roos CI, Scott AC, Belcher CM, Chaloner WG, Aylen J, et al., 'Living on a flammable planet: interdisciplinary, cross-scalar and varied cultural lessons, prospects and challenges', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371, (1696) Article 20150469. ISSN 0962-8436 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

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2016Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS, Price OF, Henderson SB, Johnston FH, 'A transdisciplinary approach to understanding the health effects of wildfire and prescribed fire smoke regimes', Environmental Research Letters, 11 Article 125009. ISSN 1748-9326 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/125009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2015Beggs PJ, Katelaris CH, Medek D, Johnston FH, Burton PK, et al., 'Differences in grass pollen allergen exposure across Australia', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39, (1) pp. 51-55. ISSN 1326-0200 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2015Haikerwal A, Reisen F, Sim MR, Abramson MJ, Meyer CP, et al., 'Impact of smoke from prescribed burning: Is it a public health concern?', Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 65, (5) pp. 592-598. ISSN 1096-2247 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 32

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2015Melody SM, Johnston FH, 'Coal mine fires and human health: What do we know?', International Journal of Coal Geology, 152, (Part B) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0166-5162 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2015.11.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Melody SM

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2014Bowman DMJS, Johnston F, 'Bushfires, Human Health Economics, and Pyrogeography', Geographical Research, 52, (3) pp. 340-343. ISSN 1745-5863 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2014Haberle SG, Bowman DMJS, Newnham RM, Johnston FH, Beggs PJ, et al., 'The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas', PLoS One, 9, (5) Article e97925. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097925 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 43

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS; Williamson GJ

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2014Johnston F, Bowman D, 'Bushfire smoke: an exemplar of coupled human and natural systems', Geographical Research, 52, (1) pp. 45-54. ISSN 1745-5871 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Bowman D

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2014Johnston F, Purdie S, Jalaludin B, Martin KL, Henderson SB, et al., 'Air pollution events from forest fires and emergency department attendances in Sydney, Australia 1996-2007: a case-crossover analysis', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 13, (1) Article 105. ISSN 1476-069X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-13-105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Martin KL

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2014Roos C, Bowman DMJS, Balch JK, Artaxo P, Bond WJ, et al., 'Pyrogeography, historical ecology, and the human dimensions of fire regimes', Journal of Biogeography, 41, (4) pp. 833-836. ISSN 0305-0270 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12285 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2013Johnston FH, Hanigan IC, Henderson SB, Morgan GG, 'Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: Retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007', BMJ, 346, (7890) Article e8446. ISSN 1756-1833 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e8446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Hanigan IC

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2013Martin KL, Hanigan IC, Morgan GG, Henderson SB, Johnston FH, 'Air pollution from bushfires and their association with hospital admissions in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, Australia 1994-2007', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37, (3) pp. 238-243. ISSN 1326-0200 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 55

Co-authors: Martin KL; Hanigan IC

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2013Wilson LA, Morgan GG, Hanigan IC, Johnston FH, Abu-Rayya H, et al., 'The impact of heat on mortality and morbidity in the Greater Metropolitan Sydney Region: a case crossover analysis', Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 12, (98) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1476-069X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-12-98 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 42

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2012Henderson SB, Johnston FH, 'Measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their associations with respiratory health outcomes', Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 12, (3) pp. 221-227. ISSN 1528-4050 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/ACI.0b013e328353351f [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 52

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2012Johnston FH, Henderson SB, Chen Y, Randerson JT, Marlier M, et al., 'Estimated global mortality attributable to smoke from landscape fires', Environmental Health Perspectives, 120, (5) pp. 695-701. ISSN 0091-6765 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1104422 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 334Web of Science - 315

Co-authors: Henderson SB; Bowman DMJS

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2012Price OF, Williamson GJ, Henderson SB, Johnston F, Bowman DMJS, 'The relationship between particulate pollution levels in Australian cities, meteorology, and landscape fire activity detected from MODIS hotspots', PL o S One, 7, (10) Article e47327. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047327 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2011Bowman DMJS, Balch J, Artaxo P, Bond WJ, Cochrane MA, et al., 'The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth', Journal of Biogeography, 38, (12) pp. 2223-2236. ISSN 0305-0270 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02595.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 561Web of Science - 523

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2011Johnston F, Hanigan I, Henderson S, Morgan G, Bowman D, 'Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007', Environmental Research: A Journal of Environmental Medicine and The Environmental Sciences, 111, (6) pp. 811-816. ISSN 0013-9351 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 157Web of Science - 154

Co-authors: Hanigan I; Henderson S; Bowman D

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2011Johnston FH, Hanigan IC, Henderson SB, Morgan GG, Portner T, et al., 'Creating an Integrated Historical Record of Extreme Particulate Air Pollution Events in Australian Cities from 1994 to 2007 ', Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 61, (4) pp. 390-398. ISSN 1096-2247 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3155/1047-3289.61.4.390 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Hanigan IC; Henderson SB; Portner T; Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2010Johnston FH, Williamson GJ, Bowman DMJS, 'A review of approaches to monitoring smoke from vegetation fires for public health ', Air Quality and Climate Change, 44, (2) pp. 17-21. ISSN 1836-5876 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Williamson GJ; Bowman DMJS

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2009Bowman DMJS, Balch JK, Artaxo P, Bond WJ, Carlson JM, et al., 'Fire in the Earth System', Science, 324, (5926) pp. 481-484. ISSN 0036-8075 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1163886 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1598Web of Science - 1531

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2009Burgess CP, Johnston FH, Berry HL, McDonnell J, Yibarbuk D, et al., 'Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and 'caring for country'', Medical Journal of Australia, 190, (10) pp. 567-572. ISSN 0025-729X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02566.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 124Web of Science - 121

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2009Johnston F, 'Bushfires and human health in a changing environment', Australian Family Physician, 38, (9) pp. 720-724. ISSN 0300-8495 (2009) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 19893802 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

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2009Johnston FH, Hanigan IC, Bowman DMJS, 'Pollen Loads and Allergic Rhinitis in Darwin, Australia: A Potential Health Outcome of the Grass-Fire Cycle', EcoHealth, 6, (1) pp. 99-108. ISSN 1612-9202 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-009-0225-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Hanigan IC; Bowman DMJS

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2008Esler D, Johnston F, Thomas D, Davis B, 'The validity of a depression screening tool modified for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32, (4) pp. 317-321. ISSN 1326-0200 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00247.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 40

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2008Hanigan IC, Johnston F, Morgan GG, 'Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005', Environmental Health, 7, (Aug 5) pp. 42. ISSN 1832-3367 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-42 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 55

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2007Esler D, Johnston F, Thomas D, 'The acceptability of a depression screening tool in an urban, aboriginal community-controlled health service', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 31, (3) pp. 259-263. ISSN 1326-0200 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-842X.2007.00058.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 27

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2007Hanigan I, Johnston F, 'Respiratory hospital admissions are associated with ambient airborne pollen in Darwin, Australia 2004-2005', Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 37, (10) pp. 1556-1565. ISSN 0954-7894 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.2007.02800.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 32

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2007Johnston F, Bailie R, Pilotto L, Hanigan I, 'Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia', BMC Public Health, 7, (1) pp. 240. ISSN 1471-2458 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-240 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 94Web of Science - 88

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2007Johnston F, Jacups SP, Vickery AJ, Bowman DMJS, 'Ecohealth and Aboriginal Testimony of the Nexus Between Human Health and Place', Ecohealth, 4, (4) pp. 489-499. ISSN 1612-9202 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-007-0142-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2006Johnston F, Webby R, Pilotto L, Bailie R, Parry D, et al., 'Vegetation fires, particulate air pollution and asthma: a panel study in the Australian monsoon tropics', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 16, (6) pp. 391-404. ISSN 0960-3123 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09603120601093642 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 42

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2005Bowman D, Johnston F, 'Wildfire smoke, fire management and human health', EcoHealth: conservation medicine: human health: ecosystem sustainability, 2, (1) pp. 76-80. ISSN 1612-9202 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10393-004-0149-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67

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2005Johnston FH, Morris PS, Speare R, McCarthy J, Currie B, et al., 'Strongyloidiasis: A review of the evidence for Australian practitioners', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 13, (4) pp. 247-254. ISSN 1038-5282 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2005.00710.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54

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2003Grundy J, Johnston F, 'Building the research capacity of primary care providers: development of the primary health care research evaluation and development project in the Northern Territory', Australian Journal of Primary Health, 9, (1) pp. 9-17. ISSN 1448-7527 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/py03002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Beggs PJ, Davies JM, Milic A, Haberle SG, Johnston F, et al., 'Australian airborne pollen and spore monitoring network interim standard and protocols', pp. 1-77. (2018) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Jones PJ

2003Johnston F, 'Tropical Health in the Top End: an introduction for health practitioners', Top End Division of General Practice, Darwin, NT, pp. 1-164. ISBN 1877021024 (2003) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Borchers N, Bowman DMJS, Palmer AJ, Johnston FH, 'Climate Change, Wildfires, Heatwaves and Health Impacts in Australia', Extreme Weather Events and Human Health, Springer, R Akhtar (ed), Cham, Switzerland, pp. 99-116. ISBN 978-3-030-23772-1 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23773-8_8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Borchers N; Bowman DMJS; Palmer AJ

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2007Johnston F, Burgess CP, Bowman DMJS, 'A case for Indigenous natural resource management and health', Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management, Charles Darwin University, M.K. Luckert; B.M. Campbell, J.T. Gorman & S.T. Garnett (ed), Darwin, pp. 91-95. ISBN 9780980384642 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Bowman D, Johnston F, 'Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty', Geographical Research, 53, (2) pp. 227-228. (2015) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1111/1745-5871.12079 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bowman D

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Conference Publication

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Johnston F, Wheeler A, Williamson G, Jones P, Koolhof IS, 'AirRater Tasmania: Using smartphone technology to understand local environmental drivers of symptoms in people with asthma and allergic rhinitis', Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 141 (2) Article AB84. ISSN 0091-6749 (2018) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.12.272 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wheeler A; Williamson G; Jones P; Koolhof IS

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2017Chen L, Bennett E, Wheeler A, Johnston F, Zosky G, 'Effect Of In Utero Exposure To Ceiling Particles On Post-Natal Lung Function And Immune Cell Populations', C105. Disorders of respiratory physiology and sleep in children, pp. A6889-A6889. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chen L; Bennett E; Wheeler A; Zosky G

2017Chen L, Bennett E, Wheeler A, Johnston F, Zosky G, 'Effect Of In Utero Exposure To Ceiling Particles on the Early Post-Natal Immune Cell Populations', Respirology (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chen L; Bennett E; Wheeler A; Zosky G

2017Chen L, Bennett E, Wheeler A, Johnston F, Zosky G, 'Effect of In Utero Exposure to Ceiling Particles on Post-Natal Lung Function and Immune Cell Populations', Respirology, pp. 60, Vol 22. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chen L; Bennett E; Wheeler A; Zosky G

2017Zhao B, Salimi F, Johnston F, Oshima K, Kurabayashi M, et al., 'Abstract 16338: A Case-Crossover Study of Short Term Effects of Air Pollutants on Stroke in Gunma, Japan', Circulation, pp. A16338, Vol 134, Suppl 1. ISSN 0009-7322 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Salimi F; Negishi K

2017Zhao B, Salimi F, Johnston F, Oshima K, Kurabayashi M, et al., 'Abstract 16275: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollutants: A Case-Crossover Study', Circulation, pp. A16275, Vol 134, Suppl1. ISSN 0009-7322 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Salimi F; Negishi K

2017Zhao B, Salimi F, Johnston J, Oshima K, Kurabayashi M, et al., 'Abstract 16370: Short Term Effects of Photochemical Oxidant on Heart Failure: A Case-Crossover Study', Circulation, Circulation, pp. A16370-A16370, Vol 134, Suppl 1. ISSN 0009-7322 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Salimi F; Negishi K

2017Zosky G, Mitrou F, Melody S, Bennett E, Johnston F, et al., 'Self-Reported Geogenic Dust Exposure Is Associated With Increased Severity Of Infectious Diseases In Aboriginal Children', Respirology, pp. 59, Vol 22. ISSN 1323-7799 (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Zosky G; Melody S; Bennett E

2016Devadas R, Vicendese D, Erbas B, Medek D, Haberle SG, et al., 'Remote sensing of phenology: a dynamic tool to inform allergenic grass pollen aerobiology', Allergy, pp. 196-196. ISSN 0105-4538 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2015Huynh L, Johnston F, Blizzard CL, Marwick TH, Negishi K, 'The effects of temperature and air pollution on heart failure incidence and readmissions: is beta-blocker protective?', European Heart Journal, pp. 1006, Vol 36. ISSN 0195-668X (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Huynh L; Blizzard CL; Marwick TH; Negishi K

2015Huynh L, Johnston F, Blizzard CL, Marwick TH, Negishi K, 'Threshold of ambient particulate matter level for increasing heart failure incidence may be lower than national standard', European Heart Journal, pp. 331, Vol 36. ISSN 0195-668X (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Huynh L; Blizzard CL; Marwick TH; Negishi K

2015Lyth A, Johnston F, Spinaze A, 'Community health risk perceptions on planned burning: bolstering the risk management and communication evidence base', Public Health Congress 2015, 7-9 September 2015, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyth A

2013Dennekamp M, Reisen F, Haikerwal A, Abramson M, Jalaludin B, et al., 'Smoke impacts on community health and social perceptions', 10th Bushfire CRC Annual Conference, 2-5 September 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyth A

2013Medek D, Vicendese D, Jaggard A, Campbell B, Johnston F, et al., 'Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand', Special Issue: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) 24th Annual Scientific Meeting , 11-13 September 2013, Perth, Australia, pp. 7-7. ISSN 1444-0903 (2013) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/imj.12252 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bowman D

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2008Hanigan IC, Johnston F, Morgan GG, Dingle JK, Bowman DMJS, 'Assessing the relationship between exposure to vegetation smoke and hospital admissions when empirical air quality measurements are limited', Epidemiology [Supplement], 12-16 October 2008, Pasadena, California, pp. S266-S267. (2008) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1097/01.ede.0000340279.77286.58 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bowman DMJS

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2006Johnston F, Bailie R, Pilotto L, Hanigan I, 'Bushfire smoke and hospital admissions in the Australian monsoon tropics', Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian Epidemiology Association, September, Melbourne (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Johnston F, Bowman D, Jacklyn S, Vickery A, 'Aboriginal testimony about health and place', International Geography Union Meeting, June, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [Conference Extract]

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2006Johnston F, Webby R, Bailie R, Pilotto L, Parry D, et al., 'Is the tropical dry season smoke haze a health hazard for people with asthma?', Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Scientific Meeting, October, Darwin (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Zosky GR, Porta Cubas A, Morgan G, Tham R, Heyworth J, et al., 'There is no safe' level of air pollution: Implications for Australian policy', Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR), Australia (2021) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Zosky GR

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

59

Total funding

$11,300,707

Projects

AirRater in the NT - 2021-2023 (2021 - 2023)$60,000
Description
This project will support the AirRater app service to operate in the NT from 2021-2023.
Funding
Northern Territory Dept of Health ($60,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Campbell S; Williamson G
Period
2021 - 2023
The fire smoke exposure study (UTAS) (2021)$15,000
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Borchers Arriagada N
Year
2021
Driving technological innovation to reduce air pollution from wood heaters can Australia benefit from successful approaches pioneered in New Zealand? (2021 - 2022)$16,666
Description
Australia and New Zealand (NZ) share the problem of serious regional air pollution from wood smoke. Domestic wood heaters (wood burners) disproportionately contribute to air pollution related illness and death in the community (Broome et al 2020, Borchers et al 2020). Current test emissions standards shared by Australia and New Zealand (AS/NZS 4012/4013) have completely failed to support the reduction of reduce the urban community level air pollution from wood heaters, partly because they do not require testing under pseudo real life usual operating conditions, which is of crucial importance to the extent of the pollution emitted. The aims of this study are as follows:1.To establish collaborative research programs with New Zealand (NZ) based global leaders in reducing air pollution from wood heaters. 2.To demonstrate the potential for technological innovation with biomass combustion devices to reduce air pollution in Australian settings.3.To increase the capacity for Australian-based researchers to understand how to test and modify wood heaters to reduce polluting emissions. 4.To provide pilot data for subsequent large collaborative grants.
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($16,666)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Period
2021 - 2022
The ISLAND Resilience Initiative: tailored education to improve bushfire-related health outcomes for older Tasmanians (2021)$128,653
Description
This project builds knowledge about bushfire risks among older people in Tasmania, with a focus on using this knowledge to increase bushfire preparedness. It will be of primary benefit to older people themselves, but this will flow on to families, communities and Tasmania as a whole: the Bushfires and Your Health short course will be designed to be appropriate to adults of all ages and, in the future, will be made available to all adult Tasmanians. The project will also lay the foundation for a new understanding of specific mental and physical health risks associated with different types of bushfire exposure including vicarious trauma and stress. Insights about trauma and stress will be highly relevant to other natural disasters.
Funding
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] ($128,653)
Scheme
Grant-NDRRGP
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sinclair D; Johnston F; Jones PJ; Campbell S
Year
2021
Knowledge Broker role for the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (2021)$41,967
Description
The Knowledge Broker supports members of the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research to translate research on relevant research areas through the development of position statements and associated communications. Additional tasks include support of subcommittees, driving knowledge exchange opportunities, and coordinating relevant government submissions.
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($41,967)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Workman AE
Year
2021
The role of the placenta in determining the post-natal effects of in utero exposure to bushfire smoke (2021)$20,000
Description
There is a growing body of evidence that in utero exposure to pollution events, such as bushfires, can have consequences for somatic, lung and immune development leading to an increased risk of lung disease later in life. However, there is a critical gap in the field that needs to be addressed - what is the mechanism linking in utero exposure to altered post-natal respiratory health? In novel preliminary experiments, we have data to suggest that altered placental function is the key. We hypothesise that impaired lung and immune development as a result of in utero exposure to landscape fire-derived particulate matter (PM) is due to alterations in placental structure and function. We aim to characterise the placental response to maternal exposure to bushfire smoke using samples from human placentas collected before, during and after the severe Tasmanian bushfires that occurred in the summer of 2018/19.
Funding
Australian Respiratory Council ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Zosky GR; Johnston F; Sutherland BA
Year
2021
AirRater TASAIR 2019 (2020)$5,350
Description
We will provide a customised version of the AirRater app to be used as a data collection tool for the Victorian Thunderstorm Asthma and Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Project. This is a repeat of a successful project in 2018.
Funding
Royal Melbourne Hospital [Melbourne Health] ($5,350)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ
Year
2020
OzAirRater: Evaluation of AirRater as a public health surveillance system (2020)$35,000
Description
We will operate AirRater in the ACT for the duration of 2020. We will evaluate AirRater as a respiratory symptom surveillance tool.
Funding
ACT Health ($35,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G; Wheeler A; Haberle Simon
Year
2020
AQVx (Air Quality Visualisation) (2020 - 2021)$44,589
Description
Operation and maintenance of the Air Quality Visualisation framework developed as part of a prior project funded by a subcontract with CSIRO. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will fund the continuation of the tool under a consultancy. This will provide opportunity to assess the tool under a range of fire risks.
Funding
Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic) ($44,589)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Williamson G; Jones PJ; Wheeler A
Period
2020 - 2021
AirRater NT Health air quality analysis (2020)$10,490
Description
We will provide the NT Department of Health with an analysis of air quality (PM2.5) trends, including GIS-based source apportionment. We will provide policy recommendations based on this analysis.
Funding
Northern Territory Dept of Health ($10,490)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G
Year
2020
Evaluation of a residential intervention to reduce exposures to smoke events resulting from planned burns (2020)$22,112
Description
The project will provide scientific evidence for government agencies to develop evidence-based guidance for reducing residential indoor particulate matter levels resulting from smoke events.
Funding
Australian Catholic University ($22,112)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Wheeler A
Year
2020
Association between bush fire-smoke/wood-smoke and hospital usage in Tasmania (2020)$10,000
Description
Poor air quality (indoor and outdoor) has been shown to increase morbidity in populations and as a result increase use of health resources. This study will evaluate the association between bush fire-smoke/ wood-smoke and hospital use in Tasmania.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Incubator
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; de Graaff B; Palmer AJ; Harkness N; Walters EH
Year
2020
Co-driven research into the effective use of air cleaners from the Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (2020)$10,000
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Year
2020
EOI 3 of 3 Using AirRater to evaluate heat stress guidance for outdoor workers (2020 - 2021)$37,772
Description
We will evaluate the efficacy of interventions for heat-related illnesses in order to improve outdoor workers resilience to extreme heat. We will recruit outdoor workers in Darwin and collect their heat-related symptom and illness data through the AirRater app. Results will be used to inform policy on protecting outdoor workers from heat-related illness.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($37,772)
Scheme
Darwin Living Lab
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Campbell S
Period
2020 - 2021
Understanding the economic burden of climate-related extreme events: A framework to support future planning and decision making in the health care sector (2020 - 2021)$57,528
Description
This project blends climate change projection data with health economics to estimate the future health and economic impact of climate-related extreme events in Tasmania. By building on our teams previous research examining the historical impact of heatwaves on Tasmanias health system, this research provides a foundation for policy development and health system planning. Importantly, in addition to specific information on heatwave impacts, this research will provide a generalisable framework to allow the health economic impact of climate change to be estimated for other climate-related natural disasters and compound extreme events. This information can be used by health care services both in Tasmania and across other jurisdictions.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($49,528)
Scheme
Climate Research Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Palmer AJ; Campbell S; Campbell JA; Remenyi TA; Veitch M; McKeown S
Period
2020 - 2021
AirRater TASAIR (2019)$25,691
Description
We will customise the AirRater app to be used as a data collection tool for the Victorian Thunderstorm asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis project led by Melbourne University
Funding
University of Melbourne ($25,691)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Year
2019
OzAirRater: Evaluation of AirRater as a public health surveillance system (2019)$24,751
Description
We will operate AirRater in the ACT for the duration of 2019. We will use the data to conduct epidemiological and pollen-based research. We will implement a collaborative project with ACT Health to design and evaluate an AirRater-based respiratory health surveillance system for the ACT.
Funding
ACT Health ($24,751)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G; Wheeler A; Haberle Simon; Lucani CJ
Year
2019
Evaluation of AirRater (2019)$26,000
Description
We will operate AirRater in Tasmania for the duration of 2019. We will use the data to conduct epidemiological and pollen-based research. We will implement a collaborative project with Tas DoH to design and evaluate an AirRater-based respiratory health surveillance system for Tasmania. We will conduct qualitative evaluations of AirRater as a clinical tool as well as metagenomic and immunological studies designed to identify the key aeroallergens impacting Tasmanians.
Funding
Department of Health (Tasmania) ($26,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Williamson G; Wheeler A; Lucani CJ
Year
2019
Indoor Air Quality and Smoke (2019)$15,000
Description
A rapid response to a public health emergency resulting from bushfire smoke in the Huon Valley. The Dept of Health, Tasmania requested that we undertake an assessment of portable air cleaners to improve residential indoor air quality.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Marfori MT; Reisen F; McKeown S; Garvey K
Year
2019
How well can we track population exposure to smoke in southwest WA using the AirRaterSmoke smartphone app? (2019 - 2020)$29,200
Description
The AirRaterSmoke app has been developed by a joint Menzies-Biological Sciences team at the University of Tasmania. We have developed a customised version of the AirRater system entitled AirRaterSmoke. This provides communities with access to data on current smoke episodes; provides a tool for individuals to report their health symptoms and; a method to report their perception of smoke impacts. This will be provided to Department of Health Western Australia to disseminate to the public for use during planned burns and bushfires. It will provide the department with much needed information on how such activities impact on communities and the publics health.
Funding
Department of Health Western Australia ($29,200)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Lucani CJ
Period
2019 - 2020
VICTAPS Network Pollen Training (2019)$15,953
Description
We will train staff to identify pollen and contribute to the Victorian Thunderstorm Asthma Monitoring System at 8 locations around Victoria, and provide quality assurance to the University of Melbourne.
Funding
The University of Melbourne ($15,953)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones PJ; Johnston F
Year
2019
AirRater TASAIR 2019 (2019)$5,000
Description
We will provide a customised version of the AirRater app (AirRater Symptom Tracker) to be used as a data collection tool for a project testing the effects of de-sensitisation to rye grass pollen on a cohort affected by thunderstorm asthma in 2016.
Funding
Eastern Health, Victoria ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ
Year
2019
Human health and the aerial microbiome: uncovering interactions across Australia (2019)$19,989
Description
This is a pilot project for a Category 1 funding application in 2020. It includes two core activities: (1) Holding a workshop to develop collaborations and methodologies; and (2) A pilot personal monitoring study collecting paired aerial microbiome and health symptom data from volunteers.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($19,989)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jones PJ; Johnston F; Dickinson JL; Flies E
Year
2019
What is the economic impact of allergic respiratory disease in Tasmania? (2019)$10,000
Description
This project will provide the first economic assessment of the burden of allergic respiratory disease (allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma) in Tasmania. Together, allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma affect over 20% of the Tasmanian population, yet there has been no rigorousanalysis of the health and economic impacts. This project will cost the direct and indirect costs of these conditions across Tasmania. In doing so, we will provide a rigorous evidence base to build a case for allergic respiratory research, and directly inform government and non-government investment in interventions. Our research will be co-designed with expert input from government and non-government stakeholders (Asthma Australia) to ensure alignment with end-user needs.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Palmer AJ; Jones PJ; Bereznicki BJ; Cooling NB; Zosky GR
Year
2019
Port Macquarie Rapid Response (2019)$10,000
Description
We will measure indoor and outdoor air quality at the Port Macquarie Library to see how well the library protects against outdoor air pollutionWe will make AirRater available to the population
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ
Year
2019
A feasibility study of indoor air cleaners as a public health response to fire smoke pollution in Indonesia (2019 - 2020)$20,000
Description
This project will evaluate the effectiveness of low-cost portable air cleaners at reducing indoor particulate matter concentrations resulting from Landscape Fire Smoke events in school classrooms. We will be one of the first studies to investigate the suitability of conducting cognitive health testing during an intervention to reduce indoor air pollutants. This will provide essential information for the team to understand any potential challenges or impediments for a broader application of the health testing in future grants.
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Morgan GG; Wecker R; Cerin E; Wilson S; Siregar M; Reisen F; Salimi F
Period
2019 - 2020
AirRater Darwin app (2018)$22,790
Description
To roll-out the AirRater App to the Northern Territory.
Funding
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NT) ($22,790)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Bowman DMJS; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Jones PJ
Year
2018
Update Victoria's Air Pollution Inventory (2018)$25,800
Description
Technical and scientific assistance to update Victorias Air Pollution Inventory for the estimation of 2016 wood heater pollution emissions in Victoria.
Funding
Environment Protection Authority Victoria ($25,800)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Johnston F; Williamson G
Year
2018
OzAirRater: Investigating smoke, pollen and meteorological hazards in ACT (2018)$20,000
Funding
ACT Health ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Jones PJ; Haberle Simon; Lucani CJ
Year
2018
Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution and Perinatal Outcomes in Victoria, Australia (2018 - 2019)$98,451
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($98,451)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Melody SM
Period
2018 - 2019
Grant Reference
APP1150324
Which pollen types matter? Towards better allergy diagnosis in Tasmania (2018)$18,322
Description
We will use a novel technique known as HalogenImmunoAssay to help improve allergy diagnosis and treatment by testing which pollen types Tasmanians are sensitised to.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($18,322)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ; Wheeler A; Cooling NB; Green B
Year
2018
Assessment Framework for the Evaluation of Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategies (2018 - 2021)$9,000
Description
The project that will be funded is a PhD, and the funds will be allocated mainly for a stipend and in a small proportion to cover some project costs (training, conference travel, etc.). The project is an attempt to combine research and practice from diverse areas with the purpose of developing an integrated assessment framework that will allow practitioners to objectively evaluate the impacts that wildfire risk reduction strategies impose on society and the environment. Of particular interest is the correct identification, quantification and valuation of health impacts (morbidity and mortality effects) potentially produced by fine particulate matter emissions (PM2.5) from fire smoke. A cost-benefit analysis will be used to estimate various economic metrics that will inform policy, by performing the following outlined steps: Identification of scenarios (e.g. prescribed burning vs. wildfires) Estimation of general costs under both scenarios Quantification of pollutant emissions Health impact assessment, including valuation of impacts Cost-benefit analysis (construction of economic metrics)The main output will be an Assessment Framework for the Evaluation of Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategies that will be applied to at least one case study (within Sydney Basin). Framework will be developed with the following research questions as main drivers: Is prescribed burning an effective method for improving public health? What are the real costs and benefits to society of reducing fuel load with respect to a baseline scenario that considers climate change impacts? Can fuel reduction strategies be systematically assessed to better inform policy makers?
Funding
Asthma Australia ($9,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-PhD
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Period
2018 - 2021
Select Foundation Senior Research Fellowship - Public health/Mental health (2018 - 2021)$500,000
Funding
The Select Foundation ($500,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Senior Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Neil A
Period
2018 - 2021
Burning Emissions Test Facility (2018)$320,000
Description
The Pyrotron is a new joint facility between Menzies and Biological Sciences, for particlegeneration for toxicological research, and for conducting experimental burns to assess emissionsfrom bushfires and domestic biomass combustion heaters.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($320,000)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Johnston F
Year
2018
Can portable air cleaners protect health? (2018)$18,285
Description
We will evaluate whether different interventions to improve residential indoor air qualitycan protect the health of Tasmanians exposed to wood smoke.The intended NHMRC partnership will incorporate measures of cardiorespiratory healthoutcomes.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($18,285)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Williamson G; Reisen F; Innis J; Garvey K; Longley I
Year
2018
Evaluation of different residential indoor air quality interventions to protect public health from smoke emissions (2017 - 2018)$30,000
Description
We will evaluate the efficacy of different residential indoor air quality interventions. Part One will evaluate the efficacy of potential interventions at reducing residential air pollution levels resulting from wood stove emissions. Part Two includes the use of AirRater to collect health symptoms of the study participants.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($30,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Reisen F; Innis J
Period
2017 - 2018
Victoria Pollen training (2017)$15,754
Description
The aim of this project is to implement pollen monitoring at 5 locations across Victoria in support of the Thunderstorm asthma project. This will ensure consistency between projects such as AirRater and future pollen related projects. This contract is to train pollen readers for the new Victoria pollen sites being implemented by the University of Melbourne. To conduct quality assurance of readings over time. Through the AirRater project the team have developed expertise in this area.
Funding
University of Melbourne ($15,754)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Jones PJ
Year
2017
EOI 5 Community Impacts of Smoke (2017)$179,782
Description
This project will build a seamless methodology and physical system for generating real-time and 24-72 hour forward predictive intelligence of smoke transport (sourced from both within and outside of Victoria), smoke exposure and community impacts as sourced from social media and the AirRater app technology.
Funding
Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC ($179,782)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Cope M; Johnston F; Wheeler A; Jones PJ; Williamson G
Year
2017
Assessing inflammatory responses to smoke-derived particles following short term exposure among asthmatics (2017)$19,626
Description
This pilot study will evaluate the effectiveness of HEPA air cleaners at reducing indoor levels of wood smoke particulates in the homes of individuals with asthma.
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($19,626)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dennekamp M; Johnston F; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Reisen F; Hinwood A
Year
2017
Energy transitions, air pollution and health in Australia - Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) (2017 - 2021)$2,491,230
Description
Emissions from burning biomass (including fossil fuels) are major features of our environment and are the 4th leading global risk factor for premature death.As countries shift their patterns of energy use in response to global warming, new challenges are emerging. Understanding this is crucial to our ability tomaintain health and stability in uncertain times. This CRE will examine the health consequences of (1) fossil fuel combustion, (2) landscape fires and (3)alternatives to fossil fuels. We will build on the multi-disciplinary collaborative approaches developed in our current CRE (the Centre for Air quality andhealth Research and evaluation, CAR). These approaches include: a) improved assessments of exposure using sensors, satellites and advanced statistics; b)cohort studies with data linkage; c) detailed measures of physiological endpoints; d) toxicological investigations; and e) intervention studies.Our plan for research translation will be guided by published high quality research. We will maintain the close collaboration with policymakers that we haveestablished over the last 5 years in CAR. In addition, we will employ a Translation and Knowledge Broker. We will establish Project-Specific AdvisoryGroups for each research theme and enhance our current active engagement with diverse conventional and unconventional media outlets.We have a plan for the development of the careers of air pollution researchers in Australia by ensuring that fellows are actively engaged in a diverse range ofprojects and disciplines relevant to air pollution research.Our team of 10 CIs, 10 AIs and 5 post-doctoral fellows from 5 Australian states reflects the successful development of the collaborative air pollution researchcommunity in Australia, under the influence of CAR, over the last 5 years. New cross-disciplinary and cross-national connections have been formed and haveled to funded research projects. The current proposal extends those gains.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($2,491,230)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Marks G; Jalaludin B; Abramson M; Morawska L; Dharmage SC; Johnston F; Morgan GG; Heyworth J; Zosky GR; Guo Y
Period
2017 - 2021
Grant Reference
1116412
Can portable air cleaners protect health? (2017 - 2018)$19,443
Description
We will evaluate whether different interventions to improve residential indoor air quality can protect the health of Tasmanians exposed to wood smoke.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($19,443)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Reisen F; Innis J
Period
2017 - 2018
Towards integrated forecasts of pollen and smoke exposure: a Tasmanian pilot of the CSIRO CTM (2017)$19,286
Description
This project will trial a highly promising approach to pollen and pollution forecasting, utilising an innovative type of atmospheric model. Ultimately, this type of modelling has the potential to help reduce the health impacts of these atmospheric hazards by providing the public with accurate, cost-effective short-term forecasts.
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($19,286)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williamson G; Johnston F; Wheeler A; Cope M; Jones PJ
Year
2017
Visit to Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (2016)$10,000
Description
International Visiting Research Scholars will undertake outstanding and innovative research in the sciences, socialsciences and/or humanities in interdisciplinary collaboration with UBC scholars.Visiting Research Scholars will be designated Associates of the Peter Wall Institute during their stay, and areexpected to spend some of their time in residence at the Institutes offices.
Funding
University of British Columbia ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-International Visiting Research Scholar
Administered By
University of British Columbia
Research Team
Johnston F
Year
2016
The UTAS Smoke Lab: A request for CAR to fund essential equipment for an Australian facility for inter-disciplinary air quality research (2016)$17,683
Description
CAR collaborators have been working with researchers across a range of disciplines and institutions to establish a facility at the University of Tasmania for controlled combustion experiments, particle generation, emissions characterisation and testing of appliances such as biomass stoves. Existing facilities in Australia have capability for some of these functions, however coordinated research is limited by a range of different academic and commercial institutions which are geographically dispersed. Access to these facilities for public health research in particular, is limited and often very expensive (e.g. the cost of appliance emissions testing)..
Funding
Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation ($17,683)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Wheeler A; Williamson G; Zosky GR; Hinwood A; Todd J; Rein G; Strandberg B; Cope M
Year
2016
Hazelwood coal mine fire emissions: Are there risks for infant brain development? (2016)$14,959
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,959)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F; Zosky GR; Foa LC
Year
2016
Exposure to PAHs and metals in residential dust and soil resulting from the Hazelwood coalmine fire smoke plume. (2016)$19,990
Description
The Hazelwood coal mine fire at Morwell in Victoria lasted 6 weeks. It was an unprecedented event that produced some of the most extreme concentration of PM2.5 ever measured in Australia. The public health response to this was hampered by the paucity of published evidence, particularly concerning the risk of longer term impacts on the health of those exposed. The purpose of the proposed research is to address this gap.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($19,990)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wheeler A; Johnston F
Year
2016
The Latrobe Infant Health Study Long term follow up of the Hazelwood Coal mine fire (2015 - 2024)$3,046,020
Description
This project follows a cohort of 1000 infants born between 1 March 2012 and 30 November 2014 who lived in the Latrobe valley during the Hazelwood coal mine fire in 2014, for a 10 year period. The primary aim of this study is to assess cardiovascular, respiratory and immune function, in the years following the fire, comparing infants who were moderately/highly exposed with those minimally, or not exposed to smoke. It examines the relative impact of prenatal vs post natal exposure and the modifying impacts of other potential risk or protective factors (such as environmental exposures, family history, age, use of interventions during the fires).
Funding
Monash University ($3,046,020)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Period
2015 - 2024
Sense-T Stage 2: AirRater (2015 - 2016)$842,956
Description
A $1 million partnership between the University of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Environment Protection Agency, CSIRO, the Australian National University, and the Tasmanian Government's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The AirRater project will build a Tasmania-wide sensor network to measure real-time air quality, and develop a smartphone app to provide individualised alerts to people whose health is at risk from smoke, pollen, heat or pollution. The sensor network will also be used to support community-wide air pollution health advisories, heatwave forecasting and alerts, and fire weather mapping to assist firefighters, landowners and government.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($842,956)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Bowman DMJS; Williamson G; Cooling NB; Wheeler A
Period
2015 - 2016
Understanding and ameliorating the human health effects of exposure to air pollution: from knowledge to policy and public health practice (2015 - 2017)$165,824
Description
The Hazelwood coal mine fire at Morwell in Victoria lasted 6 weeks. It was an unprecedented event that produced some of the most extreme concentration of PM2.5 ever measured in Australia. The public health response to this was hampered by the paucity of published evidence, particularly concerning the risk of longer term impacts on the health of those exposed. The purpose of the proposed research is to address this gap.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($165,824)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williamson G; Johnston F
Period
2015 - 2017
Grant Reference
1030259
Clearing the air in rural communities: an intervention study (2014)$20,000
Description
Many regional centres experience extremely poor air quality during winter months from excessive emissions of smoke from wood heaters. This source of air pollution has been clearly associated with exacerbations of heart and lung diseases including asthma, otitis media, and lower respiratory tract infections. Reducing emissions from wood heaters can be achieved through careful operation but this requires all users to be well educated and motivated to ensure optimal operation of their heaters. Inexpensive technology has been developed to reduce emissions for individual wood heaters without requiring any change in the operation of the heaters. This project will evaluate the utility of using this technology to reduce community wide air pollution.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Morgan GG
Year
2014
Grant Reference
1030259
Defining heatwaves in Tasmania (2013)$5,000
Description
This project will: 1) review and compare a range of methods for defining heatwaves in Tasmania; and 2) develop a spatial predictive model for forecasting heatwaves in Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Year
2013
Living with bushfires: Generating essential evidence for sustainable fire management (2013 - 2015)$375,000
Description
Australia faces major challenges in bushfire management. Burning under controlled conditions is used to reduce the risk of dangerous fires but community opposition to this is common, often due to concerns about potentially serious health harms of air pollution. Robust evaluation of the risks to public health is lacking. Filling this gap is the core aim of this project. Drawing on real time smoke monitoring data, ambulance databases, and using advanced statistical techniques, we will assess the acute health impacts of smoke exposure for a range of time periods (124hrs). The results will provide urgently needed evidence to increase the safety and social acceptability of planned burning operations.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($375,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
DE130100924
Pollution, pollen and health (2013)$19,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($19,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Year
2013
Bushfires, smoke, and people - assessing the risks and benefits from planned burning on the urban rural interface (2013 - 2015)$804,330
Description
Protecting communities from severe bushfires demands the balancing of competing interests and risks. Planned burns of forest fuels is a major factor in reducing the hazard of severe bushfires, but a common side-effect is the short-term exposure of communities to air pollution. The project combines expertise in ecology, environment, land management, and health to provide a scientific basis for quantifying the trade-offs between the health risks from inhaling smoke from planned burns and the effects of uncontrolled bushfires. This will involve the use of remote sensing, atmospheric modelling, and epidemiology, and will produce a robust suite of evidence for policy and practice managing smoke from both planned burns and bushfires.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($559,330)
Collaborators
British Columbia Government ($90,000); Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions ($130,000); New South Wales Environment Protection Agency ($10,000); Tasmania Fire Service ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Bowman DMJS; Abramson M; Price O; Morgan GG; Dennekamp M
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP130100146
Smoke impacts on community health and social perceptions (2012 - 2016)$685,000
Description
This project addresses current gaps in the evidence about the social perceptions and community health impacts of prescribed burning, an essential component of bushfire management in Australia. As fire is an integral part of the Australian landscape, exposure to fire smoke is inevitable for the majority of Australians. Current evidence suggests that public health harm is likely to be minimised by proactive management through prescribed burning, rather than relying on reactive management of severe bushfires as they arise. Prescribed burning is associated with community health risks as there is currently no known threshold below which smoke particles are not associated with a range of adverse health effects. These risks need to be clearly identified and quantified in order to: 1) compare with the health risks of failing to intervene to reduce the hazard of severe bushfires; and 2) enable evidence based management of these risks to increase the safety and public acceptability of prescribed burning.
Funding
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions ($685,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Dennekamp M; Abramson M; Morgan GG; Jalaludin B; Reisen F; Marks GB; Lyth A
Period
2012 - 2016
Biomass smoke, air quality and health outcomes (2012)$20,000
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Dennekamp M; Morgan GG
Year
2012
Grant Reference
1030259
Visiting Scholarship for Sarah Henderson, UBC (2010)$5,065
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,065)
Scheme
Grant-Visiting Fellowships & Visiting Scholarships
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F; Bowman DMJS; Williamson G
Year
2010
Understanding the Health Effects of Landscape Burning and Biomass Smoke in Australian Towns and Cities (2008 - 2011)$558,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($440,000)
Collaborators
Department of Health Western Australia ($10,000); Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($18,000); Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia) ($30,000); Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment ($15,000); NSW Department of Health ($30,000); Tasmania Fire Service ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bowman DMJS; Johnston F; Morgan GG; Price O
Period
2008 - 2011
Grant Reference
LP0882048
Understanding the health effects of biomass smoke in Australian towns and cities (2008 - 2011)$167,400
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($167,400)
Scheme
Fellowship-Australian Health Professional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnston F
Period
2008 - 2011
Grant Reference
490057

Research Supervision

Dr Fay Johnston is active in the training and supervision of medical specialists in Public Health Medicine, and research higher degree students in environmental epidemiology and public health. Potential students with solid backgrounds in any of the areas of clinical medicine, public and environmental health, data linkage, cohort studies, statistical modelling and the manipulation of large datasets are welcome to inquire about opportunities within her group.

Current

7

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDUnderstanding the Human Health Impacts of Extreme Events in a Changing Climate using an Environmental Health Translational Research Approach2017
PhDThe Latrobe Early Life Follow-up Study: the impact of severe smoke events and air quality on perinatal and early childhood health and development outcomes2017
PhDAssessment Framework for the Evaluation of Wildfire Risk Reduction Strategies2018
PhDUnderstanding the Triggers of Pollen Allergy in Tasmania and ACT: A novel molecular approach2018
PhDAdaptation to the Public Health Impacts of Climate Change through Law2019
PhDThe Latrobe Early Life Follow-up Anonymised Data Linkage Study: The child health and development stream of the Hazelwood Health Study2019
PhDThe Health Impacts of Exposure to Air Pollution in Early Childhood2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAir Pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases
Candidate: Bing Zhao
2020
PhDThe Association Between Early Life Exposure to Ambient Particulate Matter and Long-term Immune and Respiratory Health in Children
Candidate: Jingyi Shao
2020
PhDThe Health and Economic Burden of Multimorbidity in Australia
Candidate: Lili Wang
2017