New centre of environmental health at the University of Queensland

A new research centre has recently opened at the University of Queensland. The Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences is jointly funded by Queensland Health and UQ, and replaces the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology.

Centre Director Professor Kevin Thomas said it drew together experts who had dedicated their careers to quantifying and combatting potential threats to the environment and human health: "Quantifying our exposure to chemical contaminants from air, food and water, and the risks that they pose to our health, are examples of the work we conduct."

Centre research will concentrate on seven related environmental health science themes: toxicology, emerging risks, risk assessment, microbiology, epidemiology, risk communication, and education and professional development.

The centre is housed within the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, but involves researchers from across other faculties including: Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Institute for Social Science Research.

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