Professor Dino Pisaniello

Professor Dino Pisaniello
 Position Adjunct Professor in Occupational Hygiene
 Org Unit Public Health
 Telephone +61 8 8313 3571
 Location Floor/Room 9 ,  Adelaide Exposure Science and Health ,   Thebarton
  • Qualifications

    BSc(Hons.) MPH PhD GCert.Online Learning (H.Ed.) FAIOH FSIA FRACI ChOHSP COH CIH CChem

    Professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

  • Awards & Achievements

    Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2011

    Safety Institute of Australia Award for Professional Excellence 2011

    International Commission on Occupational Health Service Award 2012 and 2018

    School of Public Health HDR Supervisor of the Year 2015

    School Commendation for external engagemen 2019

    School of Public Health Award for Teaching Excellence 2020




  • Research Interests

    PhD Student Supervision



    Larissa Martins, "Thermal comfort models for older persons", PhD,


    Past Graduates

    Yonatal Tefera 'Pesticide Exposure in Floriculture" PhD

    Berhanu Wondmagegn "Healthcare Costs in Extreme Heat" PhD

    So-Young Lee, "The Blue Light Hazard", PhD

    Jessica Stanhope "Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders", PhD,Dean's Commendation 

    Blesson Varghese "Work and injury in high temperature environments", PhD Dean's Commendation, Kerry Kirke Award, Eric Wigglesworth Research Award

    Leonid Turczynowicz "Indoor vapour intrusion" PhD

    Maryam Navi "Air Pollution, Climate and Health", PhD Dean's Commendation

    Ismaniza Ismail "Skin Absorption of Organophosphate Pesticides (OPs): Informing a Predictive Dermal Risk Assessment Model"  PhD , Dean's Commendation

    Yahya Thamrin “International Students as Young Migrant Workers in South Australia – The Role of the University in OHS Awareness and Education” PhD Dean's Commendation

    Andrea Barclay “Health Promotion in the Commerical Fishing Industry in Port Lincoln” PhD Dean's Commendation and University Doctoral Medal

    Jianjun Xiang “Extreme Heat and Worker Health and Safety” PhD, Dean's Commendation, Kerry Kirke Award, Eric Wigglesworth Research Award

    Nasreen Jahan “Practices and Perceptions of Introductory OHS Education In Secondary Schools – Towards a Conceptual Framework for Effective OHS Education for Young Workers” PhD Dean's Commendation

    Vanda Doda “Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in South Australian Workplaces:  Evaluation of a Stage of Change Approach” PhD

    Alana Hansen "Heat and population health" PhD, University Doctoral Medal

    Melissa Whitrow "Air pollution and lung cancer" PhD

    Su Gil Lee "Dermal and ocular exposure to pesticides", PhD


    Availability for Student Supervision

    Dino Pisaniello is available for supervision of Honours and PhD students in 2022. Topics in the field of occupational and environmental health are to be negotiated.

  • Research Funding

    Dino is a Chief or Co-Investigator on several grants, including the Australian Research Council (Discovery), US Govt and the Defence Science and Technology Group, as well as SafeWork SA, and NHMRC.

  • Publications

  • Professional Associations

    National Secretary for Australia, International Commission on Occupational Health
    Member, International Advisory Board, Annals of Work Exposures and Health

    Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
    Fellow, Safety Institute of Australia
    Fellow, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

    Past President, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
    Past President, Australian and NZ Association of OHS Educators.

    Inaugural Chairman of the Congress of Occupational Safety and Health Association Presidents (COSHAP) 2001-2005
    Past Chair of the Scientific Committee on Work and Vision of the International Commission on Occupational Health.

  • Professional Interests

    Dino Pisaniello has wide interests in the area of occupational and environmental health. The areas include risk assessment and control, intervention research and education. The interests include occupational hazard surveillance, climate change impacts and adaptation, dermal exposure assessment, indoor air quality, work and vision and young worker education.


  • Community Engagement

    Dino was the Chief Technical Advice Coordinator (Hazardous Materials Incidents) for the Metropolitan Fire Service and the Country Fire Service (1997-2021).

  • Media Expertise

    ExpertiseEnvironmental impact assessment; environmental health; hazardous materials incidents; occupational health and safety
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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 29 Mar 2022

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