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Collaborative Centre in OHS
Thebarton Campus
28 Anderson Street, Thebarton
The University of Adelaide
SA 5031

Telephone: +61 8 8313 4957
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4955

Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory

The University of Adelaide Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory (OEHL) was established in 1987 and was set up at its present site at the Thebarton research campus in 1997.

The OEHL is a modern specialised facility and offers a range of field and laboratory services to industry, government and the community.

The OEHL is at the forefront of occupational and environmental hygiene practice in Australia and is recognised by occupational and environmental professional groups and agencies, including the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Safety Institute of Australia, SA Health, SafeWork SA, Safe Work Australia and the EPA. The OEHL is operated by the School of Public Health, at the University of Adelaide.


Dr Yanqin Liu has recently joined the OEH Laboratory to work on the third phase of our Skin Decontamination Project. She will assist Sharyn and Linda. Yanquin has experience in protein biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, microbiology and virology. Welcome Yanqin!

Ismaniza Ismail qualified academically for the award of her degree of Doctor of Philosophy on 26th July 2016. Ismaniza’s thesis was entitled Occupational exposure to organophosphorus pesticides: exploratory case studies of factors influencing glove performance and skin penetration. Indicating the high quality of the thesis, Ismaniza has been awarded a Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Her supervisors were Dino Pisaniello and Sharyn Gaskin, with John Edwards (external). Congratulations to all, especially Ismaniza!

Ismaniza was also Runner Up in the 2015 StudyAdelaide International Student Award for Academic Excellence in Postgraduate Research. The certificate was presented by the Governor of South Australia.

The Laboratory is now part of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Group. This group will address epidemiology, infectious and communicable disease, ergonomics, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational and environmental exposure science and climate change. It hosts a Climate Change Adaptation Network (Vulnerable communities) and has strong national and international links.

Chloé TRINH QUY - Enrolled student in the Master’s degree in agronomy and agricultural sciences - AgroParisTech, Paris, FRANCE has spent 4 months in the OEH Lab working on a project examining skin and glove penetration by pesticides. It was a real pleasure to have her in the team, and we wish her well in her future career.