Dr Sharyn Gaskin
|Position||Senior Research Fellow|
|Org Unit||Public Health|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 4957|
2011-present: Research Academic & Occupational Hygienist in Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Adelaide, Australia
2009-2010: Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Australia (Included 3 months field-work on Macquarie Island Sub-Antarctic Station).
2005-2008: PhD in Environmental Health, Flinders University, Australia
1999-2003: BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health, Flinders University, Australia
My research interests are primarily focussed on occupational and environmental exposure science including industry-wide studies in healthcare, pest control, manufacturing, emergency services and mining industries.
I am also currently supervisor of PhD and Honours students, whose topics are as follows:
Honours candidate Caitlin Hobbs (2017) Dermal absorption of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs in a clinical setting.
- PhD candidate Yonatal Tefera (2017- ) Occupational health aspects of Floriculture: Exposure assessment and risk management.
- PhD candidate SoYoung Lee (2015- ) Blue light hazards in the workplace: Literature review and experimental studies of potential worker exposure.
- PhD candidate Manuel Vivera (2017- ) Health risks for cabin crew in helicopters deploying pyrotechnic countermeasures - Case Study of MTV flares.
PhD Graduate Ismaniza Ismail (2012-2015) Occupational exposure to organophosphorus pesticides: Exploratory case studies of factors influencing glove performance and skin penetration.
Australian Government (Defence) MOU with the US Government concerning Combating Terrorism Research and Development Grant (2016-18): Risk-based Decision-making for Skin Decontamination for CBR Incidents - Phase 3. (CI.1; $ 1,043,198)
Australian Government (Defence Science & Technology Group) MOU concerning Combating Terrorism Research and Development Grant with the US Government – National Security (2013-2016): Risk-based Decision-making for Skin Decontamination for CBR Incidents – Phase 2. (CI.2; $840,188).
SafeWork SA WHS Research Grant Program (2014-2015): A regulatory framework for carcinogens: Development and trial of an evidence-based audit tool for cytotoxic drugs in hospitals. (CI.1; $95,589).
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Research Grant Program (2012): Formative study of human exposure to zinc phosphide during the on-farm preparation of mouse baits (Phase 1). (CI.2: $191,500).
GRDC R&D Open Tender (2012/3): Human exposure to zinc phosphide during the on-farm preparation of mouse baits (Phase 2). (CI.2: $120,000).
SafeWork SA OHSW Small Grants Programme (2011): Understanding and managing occupational health risks from fungal contamination in indoor environments. (CI.1; $37,478).
SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow Scholarship (2011): Area of research/professional development: The influence of cosmetics on the skin absorption of chemicals amongst female workers ($10,000).
Heath, L., Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Crea, J., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., (2017) Skin absorption of ethylene oxide gas following exposures relevant to HAZMAT incidents. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 61(5): 589-595.
Gaskin, S., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J.W., Logan, M. and Baxter, C., (2017) Dermal absorption of fumigant gases during HAZMAT incident exposure scenarios - Methyl bromide, Sulfuryl fluoride and Chloropicrin. Toxicology and Industrial Health, 33(7): 547-554.
Gaskin, S., Heath, L., Pisaniello, D., Evans, R.; Edwards, J., Logan, M., Baxter, C. (2016) Hydrogen sulphide and phosphine interactions with human skin in vitro: application to HAZMAT incident decision-making for skin decontamination. Tox & Industrial Health, accepted 4 Jan 2016.
Ismail, I., Pisaniello, D., Gaskin, S., & Edwards, J. W., (2015), Dermal Exposures to Organophosphorus Pesticides for Ambulance Workers - Permeation Through Disposable Gloves: Findings for Omethoate, J Health & Safety Research & Practice, 7(1): 14-22
Rogawansamy, S.; Gaskin, S.; Taylor, M.; Pisaniello, D. (2015) An Evaluation of Antifungal Agents for the Treatment of Fungal Contamination in Indoor Air Environments. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12:6319-6332.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C. (2014) In-vitro methods for testing dermal absorption and penetration of toxic gases. Tox Mechanisms & Methods, 24(1):70-2.
Taylor, M., Gaskin, S., Bentham, R., Pisaniello, D., (2014) Airborne fungal profiles in office buildings in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia: background levels, diversity and seasonal variation. Indoor & Built Environment, 23(7):1002-11.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C. (2013) Chlorine and hydrogen cyanide gas interactions with human skin: In vitro studies to inform decontamination in HAZMAT incidents. J of Hazardous Materials, 262: 759-65.
Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Logan, M., Baxter, C. (2013) Application of skin contamination studies of ammonia gas for management of hazardous material incidents. J of Hazardous Materials, 252-235: 338-346.
te Brake, L., Gaskin, S., Pisaniello, D., Edwards, J., Bromwich, D., Reed, S., Scheepers, P. (2012) Effects of street clothing, sunscreen, and temperature on skin absorption of organophosphate pesticides – a review and case study of diazinon. J Health & Safety Research & Practice, 4(1): 10-18.
Lease, C., Bentham, R., Gaskin, S., Juhasz, A. (2011) Isolation and identification of pyrene mineralizing Mycobacterium spp. from contaminated and uncontaminated sources. Applied & Environmental Soil Science, In press.doi:10.1155/2011/409643
Gaskin, S. and Bentham, R. (2010) Rhizoremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil using Australian native grasses. Science of the Total Environment, 408: 3683-8.
Gaskin, S., Soole, K. and Bentham, R. (2008) Screening of Australian native grasses for rhizoremediation of aliphatic hydrocarbon-contaminated soil. Int J of Phytoremediation, 10: 378-389.
Gaskin, S., Bentham, R., Cromar, N. and Fallowfield, H. (2007) The zoonotic potential of dogs in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. Environmental Health, 7: 36-45.
Gaskin, S. and Bentham, R. (2005) Comparison of enrichment methods for the isolation of pyrene-degrading bacteria. Int Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 56: 80-85.
Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
Member of the British Institute of Occupational Hygiene (BOHS)
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