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Curtin University
Health Sciences

Professor Jeffery Spickett

Professor Jeffery Spickett Professor Jeffery Spickett

MSc PhD FRAIC FRSC

Position Emeritus Professor
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
School School of Public Health
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 400.328A
Phone +618 9266 2763
Fax +618 9266 2958
Email J.Spickett@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Jeffery is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre in Environmental Health Impact Assessment and in the School of Public Health he is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Jeff also fulfils the following roles:

Professor Spickett is the contact person in the HSE team for the Masters of Occupational Health and Safety and is coordinator of this program in Singapore.

Duties

Teaching, research (including supervision of research students) and consulting work.

Overview

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) University of London (August 1966)
  • PhD University of London. (January 1970)
  • MSc Brunel University England. (March 1975)

Professional Background

  • Extensive experience with WHO projects
  • Extensive experience in Public Health
  • Expertise on Environmental health, Environmental health impact assessment, Occupational health and safety, Project management
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Memberships, Awards and Training

Professional and Other Memberships

  • Member, Public Health Association of Australia
  • Member, Australian Institute of Environmental Health
  • Member, Association of Govermental and Industrial Hygienists (USA)
  • FRSC Chartered Scientist (UK)
  • FRACI Chartered Chemist (Australia)

Committee Participation

  • Chair, Divisional Graduate Studies Committee
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Research Interests

Exposure to environmental and occupational hazards and links to health effects

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Specialty Areas

Health Impact Assessment, Health impact of climate change, air quality

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Publications

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Book Chapters (Research)

Journal Articles (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

2011

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Spickett, J. T., H. Brown, and K. B. Rumchev. 2011. “Climate Change and Air Quality: The Potential Impact on Health.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 23 (2): 37S-45S.
  • Blashki, G., G. Armstrong, H. L. Berry, H. J. Weaver, E. G. Hanna, P. Bi, D. Harley, and J. T. Spickett. 2011. “Preparing Health Services for Climate Change in Australia.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 23 (2): 133S-143S.
  • Spickett, J. T., H. Brown, and D. Katscherian. 2011. “Adaptation strategies for health impacts of climate change in Western Australia: Application of a Health Impact Assessment Framework.” Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31: 297-300.
  • Harris, P., and J. T. Spickett. 2011. “Health impact assessment in Australia: A review and directions for progress.” Environmental Impact Assessment Review 31 (4): 425-432.
  • Brown, H., K. Proust, J. T. Spickett, and A. Capon. 2011. “The potential role of Health Impact Assessment in tackling the complexity of climate change adaptation for health.” Health Promotion Journal of Australia 22: S48-S53.

2010

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Goh, Y., H. Brown, and J. T. Spickett. 2010. “Applying systems thinking concepts in the analysis of major incidents and safety culture.” Safety Science 48 (3): 302-309.

2009

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Guttenberg, Y., and J. T. Spickett. 2009. “A Survey of Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids in Physiotherapists in Western Australia.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 21: 508-519.
  • Abdullah, N., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, and S. S. Dhaliwal. 2009. “Assessing employees perception on health and safety management in public hospitals.” International Review of Business Research Papers 5 (4): 54-72.
  • Abdullah, N., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, and S. S. Dhaliwal. 2009. “Validity and reliability of the safety climate measurement in Malaysia.” International Review of Business Research Papers 5 (3): 111-141.

2008

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Rumchev, K. B., K. Jamrozik, S. M. Stick, and J. T. Spickett. 2008. “How free of tobacco smoke are 'smoke-free' homes?.” Indoor Air 18: 202-208.

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Abdullah, N., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, and S. S. Dhaliwal. 2008. “Occupational Safety and Health Management in Malaysia: An Overview.” In The 4th National, Aug 17, 2008, Malaysia: Malaysian Institute of Human Resources Management.
  • Abdulla, N., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, and S. S. Dhaliwal. 2008. “Validity and Reliability of the Safety Climate Measurement in Malaysia.” In 9th International Business Research Conference, Nov 24, 2008, Melbourne: World Business Institute, Australia.

2007

Book Chapters (Research)

  • Rumchev, K. B., R. Ourangui, D. Bertolatti, and J. T. Spickett. 2007. “Indoor air quality in old and new schools.” In Environmenatl Health Risk IV, 5th ed, ed. C.A Brebbia, 25-32. Southhampton UK: WIT Press.

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Ferrier, B. A., and J. T. Spickett. 2007. “Natural disasters in Developing Countries: An environmental Health perspective.” Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health 19: 18-24.
  • little, M., J. Earnest, J. T. Spickett, and D. Katscherian. 2007. “The role stakeholders in HIA: Landfill site and housing development in Mundijong, Western Australia.” Environmental Health 7 (4): 65-73.
  • Rumchev, K. B., J. T. Spickett, H. Brown, and B. Mkhweli. 2007. “Indoor air pollution from biomass combustion and respiratory symptoms of women and children in a Zimbabwean village.” Indoor Air 17 (6): 468-474.
  • Cheung, K. C., and J. T. Spickett. 2007. “Laboratory safety training: Influence on knowledge and attituded of undergraduate studnets in Hong Kong.” Journal of Occupational Health Safety 23 (2): 187-194.
  • Rumchev, K. B., H. Brown, and J. T. Spickett. 2007. “Volatile organic compounds: Do they present a risk to our health?.” Reviews on Environmental Health 22 (1): 39-55.

2006

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Zhang, G., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, A. H. Lee, and S. M. Stick. 2006. “Indoor environmental quality in a 'low allergen' school and three standard primary schools in Western Australia.” Indoor Air 16 (1): 74-80.
  • Zhang, G., J. T. Spickett, A. H. Lee, K. B. Rumchev, and S. M. Stick. 2006. “Ever eczema and itchy rash in relation to domestic environments in primary school children.” Indoor and Built Environment 15 (6): 535-541.
  • Hinwood, A. L., N. H. De Klerk, C. Rodriguez, P. Jacoby, T. Runnion, P. Rye, L. I. Landau, F. Murray, M. Feldwick, and J. T. Spickett. 2006. “The relationship between changes in daily air pollution and hospitalization in Perth, Australia 1992-1998:A case-crossover study.” International Journal of Environmental Health Research 16 (1): 27-46.

2005

Journal Articles (Research)

  • De vos, A., and J. T. Spickett. 2005. “The Bellvue chemical fire 2001: an environmental health management review.” Environmental Health 5 (2): 62-76.
  • Rumchev, K. B., J. T. Spickett, and B. Makhweli. 2005. “Domestic combusion of biomass fuels and respiratory symptoms among women in Zimbabwe.” Indoor Air 15: 3651-3654.
  • Spickett, J. T., S. Enkhtsetseg, N. Suvd, K. B. Rumchev, G. Enkhjargal, and B. Burmaa. 2005. “Indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in children in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).” Indoor Air 15: 3655-3658.
  • Zhang, G., J. T. Spickett, A. H. Lee, K. B. Rumchev, and S. M. Stick. 2005. “Household hygiene practices in relation to dampness at home and current wheezing and rhino-conjunctivitis among school age children.” Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 16 (7): 587-592.

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Zhang, G., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, A. H. Lee, and S. M. Stick. 2005. “Passive smoking and asthma and ultrafine particles.” In Indoor Air 2005 - The 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Sep 4, 2005, Beijing, China: Tsinghua University Press.

2004

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Spickett, J. T. 2004. “Changes in daily air pollution and mortality in Perth: A case crossover study.” Environmental Health 4: 13-23.
  • Zhang, G., J. T. Spickett, K. B. Rumchev, A. H. Lee, and S. M. Stick. 2004. “Snoring in primary school children and domestic environment: A Perth school based study.” Respiratory Research 5 (19): 1-6.
  • Rumchev, K. B., and J. T. Spickett. 2004. “Association of domestic exposure to volatile organic compounds with asthma in young children.” Thorax 59: 746-751.

2003

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Reitsema, T. J., and J. T. Spickett. 2003. “Surveying Imposex in the Coastal Waters of Perth, Western Australia, to monitor trends in TBT contamination.” Australasian Journal Ecotoxicology 9 (2): 87-92.
  • Rumchev, K. B., V. van den Broeck, and J. T. Spickett. 2003. “Indoor air quality in university laboratories.” Environmental Health 3 (3): 11-19.

2002

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Rumchev, K. B., J. T. Spickett, M. Bulsara, M. R. Phillips, and S. Stick. 2002. “Domestic exposure to formaldehyde significantly increases the risk of asthma in young children.” European Respiratory Journal 20: 403-408.

2001

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Reitsema, T. J., J. J. Thompson, P. Scholtens, and J. T. Spickett. 2001. “Further recovery of northeast Pacific neogastropods from imposex related to tributyltin contamination.” Marine Pollution Bulletin 44 (3): 257-261.

Additional publication categories

2011

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hannah, E. G., and J. T. Spickett. 2011. “Climate Change and Human Health: Building Australia's Adaptation Capacity.” Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 23 (7S): 7S-13s.

2007

Books (Research) - Other

  • Spickett, J. T., H. Brown, and D. Katscherian. 2007. Health Impacts of climate change: Adaption strategies for Western Australia. Perth: Department of Health.

2004

Book Chapters - Other

  • Carrivick, P. J., and J. T. Spickett. 2004. “Occupational Safety and Health.” In Management in the Australian Health Care Industry, 3rd ed, ed. Michael Clinton, 248-268. Australia: Prentice Hill Health.
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