DATE: 11 May 2021 — 14.00 h
SPEAKERS: Dr Deborah Glass
Deborah Glass is an Associate Professor (Research) at Monash University in Australia. She did a Masters in Occupational Health and Hygiene in 1979/80 and worked in industry as an occupational hygienist, carrying out a range of work including pharmaceutical, agrochemical and asbestos sampling, noise assessments, biological and surface sampling. She joined the Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham in 1985 and became a Lecturer in Occupational Hygiene in 1989.
Dr Glass migrated to Australia in 1995 and joined Health Watch, a prospective cohort study of workers in the petroleum industry in Australia, at Melbourne University. She completed a PhD based on this work and joined Monash in 1998.
She works in the field of exposure assessment for epidemiology. Current research projects include: The Heath Watch petroleum industry cohort study, the longest running occupational cohort study in Australia; an NHMRC partnership grant looking at the cancer and mortality of coal mine workers, exposure to silica among artificial stone benchtop workers. She has also worked on OCCIDEAs, on prevalence of exposure to asthmagens and carcinogens and on cancer and mortality of firefighters.