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Researcher: Johnston, F (Dr Fay Johnston)

Fields of Research

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Ecosystem Function
Environmental Monitoring
Epidemiology
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Environmental Management
Respiratory Diseases
Landscape Ecology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Forestry Fire Management
Natural Hazards
Public Health and Health Services
Infectious Diseases
Allergy
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Science and Management
Cancer Cell Biology
Aged Health Care
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Health and Community Services
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Social and Community Psychology
Data Communications
Health Policy
Broadband and Modem Technology
Autonomic Nervous System
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Paediatrics

Research Objectives

Environmental Health
Air Quality
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions)
Health Education and Promotion
Environment
Natural Hazards in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Immune System and Allergy
Occupational Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Rural Land Policy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health
Rural Land Evaluation
Application Tools and System Utilities
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Child Health
Natural Hazards
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Mental Health
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Internet Hosting Services (incl. Application Hosting Services)
Urban and Industrial Air Quality
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)

Career Best Publications

A transdisciplinary approach to understanding the health effects of wildfire and prescribed fire smoke regimes; Environmental Research Letters
Air pollution events from forest fires and emergency department attendances in Sydney, Australia 1996-2007: a case-crossover analysis; Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source
Air pollution from bushfires and their association with hospital admissions in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, Australia 1994-2007; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Ecohealth and Aboriginal Testimony of the Nexus Between Human Health and Place; Ecohealth
Estimated global mortality attributable to smoke from landscape fires; Environmental Health Perspectives
Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: Retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007; BMJ
Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007; Environmental Research: A Journal of Environmental Medicine and The Environmental Sciences
Fire in the Earth System; Science
Pollen Loads and Allergic Rhinitis in Darwin, Australia: A Potential Health Outcome of the Grass-Fire Cycle; EcoHealth
The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth; Journal of Biogeography
The pyrohealth transition: How combustion emissions have shaped health through human history; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Vegetation fires, particulate air pollution and asthma: a panel study in the Australian monsoon tropics; International Journal of Environmental Health Research

Research Publications

A case for Indigenous natural resource management and health; Investing in Indigenous Natural Resource Management
A cross-sectional survey of environmental health in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia; International Journal of Environmental Health Research
A rapid assessment of the impact of hazard reduction burning around Sydney, May 2016; Medical Journal of Australia
A review of approaches to monitoring smoke from vegetation fires for public health ; Air Quality and Climate Change
A transdisciplinary approach to understanding the health effects of wildfire and prescribed fire smoke regimes; Environmental Research Letters
Aboriginal testimony about health and place; nternational Geography Union Meeting
Abstract 16275: Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest and Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollutants: A Case-Crossover Study; Circulation
Abstract 16338: A Case-Crossover Study of Short Term Effects of Air Pollutants on Stroke in Gunma, Japan; Circulation
Abstract 16370: Short Term Effects of Photochemical Oxidant on Heart Failure: A Case-Crossover Study; Circulation
Air pollution events from forest fires and emergency department attendances in Sydney, Australia 1996-2007: a case-crossover analysis; Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source
Air pollution from bushfires and their association with hospital admissions in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, Australia 1994-2007; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Air quality policy and fire management responses addressing smoke from wildland fires in the United States and Australia; International Journal of Wildland Fire
Ambient biomass smoke and cardio-respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia; BMC Public Health
Ambient particulate matter, landscape fire smoke, and emergency ambulance dispatches in Sydney, Australia; Environment International
Assessing the relationship between exposure to vegetation smoke and hospital admissions when empirical air quality measurements are limited; ISEE 20th Annual Conference (International Society of Environmental Epidemiology)
Building the research capacity of primary care providers: development of the primary health care research evaluation and development project in the Northern Territory; Australian Journal of Primary Health
Bushfire smoke and hospital admissions in the Australian monsoon tropics; Annual Scientific Meeting Australasian Epidemiology Association
Bushfire smoke: an exemplar of coupled human and natural systems; Geographical Research
Bushfires and human health in a changing environment; Australian Family Physician
Bushfires and planned burns: Tips for your patients in managing smoke; Respiratory Medicine Today
Bushfires, Human Health Economics, and Pyrogeography; Geographical Research
Coal mine fires and human health: What do we know?; International Journal of Coal Geology
Community health risk perceptions on planned burning: bolstering the risk management and communication evidence base; Public Health Congress 2015
Community-wide distribution of a catalytic device to reduce winter ambient fine particulate matter from residential wood combustion: a field study; PLoS One
Creating an Integrated Historical Record of Extreme Particulate Air Pollution Events in Australian Cities from 1994 to 2007 ; Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure; Environmental Health Perspectives
Differences in grass pollen allergen exposure across Australia; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Ecohealth and Aboriginal Testimony of the Nexus Between Human Health and Place; Ecohealth
Effect Of In Utero Exposure To Ceiling Particles On Post-Natal Lung Function And Immune Cell Populations; C105. Disorders of respiratory physiology and sleep in children
Effect of In Utero Exposure to Ceiling Particles on Post-Natal Lung Function and Immune Cell Populations; Respirology
Effect Of In Utero Exposure To Ceiling Particles on the Early Post-Natal Immune Cell Populations; Respirology
Estimated global mortality attributable to smoke from landscape fires; Environmental Health Perspectives
Evaluation of interventions to reduce air pollution from biomass smoke on mortality in Launceston, Australia: Retrospective analysis of daily mortality, 1994-2007; BMJ
Extreme air pollution events from bushfires and dust storms and their association with mortality in Sydney, Australia 1994-2007; Environmental Research: A Journal of Environmental Medicine and The Environmental Sciences
Fire in the Earth System; Science
Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty
Health effects of smoke from planned burns: a study protocol; BMC Public Health
Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health status and “caring for country”; Medical Journal of Australia
Impact of smoke from prescribed burning: Is it a public health concern?; Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
Is the tropical dry season smoke haze a health hazard for people with asthma?; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Annual Scientific Meeting
Living on a flammable planet: interdisciplinary, cross-scalar and varied cultural lessons, prospects and challenges; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their associations with respiratory health outcomes; Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Pollen Loads and Allergic Rhinitis in Darwin, Australia: A Potential Health Outcome of the Grass-Fire Cycle; EcoHealth
Pyrogeography, historical ecology, and the human dimensions of fire regimes; Journal of Biogeography
Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand; Aerobiologia
Regional and seasonal variation in airborne grass pollen levels between cities of Australia and New Zealand; 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
Remote sensing of phenology: a dynamic tool to inform allergenic grass pollen aerobiology; Allergy
Respiratory hospital admissions are associated with ambient airborne pollen in Darwin, Australia 2004-2005; Clinical and Experimental Allergy
Self-Reported Geogenic Dust Exposure Is Associated With Increased Severity Of Infectious Diseases In Aboriginal Children; Respirology
Smoke impacts on community health and social perceptions; 10th Bushfire CRC Annual Conference
Strongyloidiasis: A review of the evidence for Australian practitioners; Australian Journal of Rural Health
The acceptability of a depression screening tool in an urban, aboriginal community-controlled health service; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
The effects of temperature and air pollution on heart failure incidence and readmissions: is beta-blocker protective?; European Heart Journal
The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008-2012; The Science of The Total Environment
The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth; Journal of Biogeography
The impact of heat on mortality and morbidity in the Greater Metropolitan Sydney Region: a case crossover analysis; Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source
The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas; PLoS One
The pyrohealth transition: How combustion emissions have shaped health through human history; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The relationship between particulate pollution levels in Australian cities, meteorology, and landscape fire activity detected from MODIS hotspots; PL o S One
The validity of a depression screening tool modified for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Threshold of ambient particulate matter level for increasing heart failure incidence may be lower than national standard; European Heart Journal
Tropical Health in the Top End: an introduction for health practitioners; Top End Division of General Practice
Understanding and managing the health impacts of poor air quality from landscape fires; Medical Journal of Australia
Vegetation fire smoke, indigenous status and cardio respiratory hospital admissions in Darwin, Australia, 1996-2005; Environmental Health
Vegetation fires, particulate air pollution and asthma: a panel study in the Australian monsoon tropics; International Journal of Environmental Health Research
Wildfire smoke, fire management and human health; EcoHealth: conservation medicine: human health: ecosystem sustainability

Research Projects

Assessing inflammatory responses to smoke-derived particles following short term exposure among asthmatics; Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation (CAR)
Biomass smoke, air quality and health outcomes; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Bushfires, smoke, and people - assessing the risks and benefits from planned burning on the urban rural interface; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Clearing the air in rural communities: an intervention study; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Energy transitions, air pollution and health in Australia; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
EOI 5 Community Impacts of Smoke; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Exposure to PAHs and metals in residential dust and soil resulting from the Hazelwood coalmine fire smoke plume.; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Hazelwood coal mine fire emissions: Are there risks for infant brain development?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Living with bushfires: Generating essential evidence for sustainable fire management; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Pollution, pollen and health; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Smoke impacts on community health and social perceptions; Department of Environment and Primary Industry Victoria (DEPI)
The UTAS Smoke Lab: A request for CAR to fund essential equipment for an Australian facility for inter-disciplinary air quality research; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Towards integrated forecasts of pollen and smoke exposure: a Tasmanian pilot of the CSIRO CTM; Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation (CAR)
Understanding and ameliorating the human health effects of exposure to air pollution: from knowledge to policy and public health practice; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Understanding the health effects of biomass smoke in Australian towns and cities; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Understanding the Health Effects of Landscape Burning and Biomass Smoke in Australian Towns and Cities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Visit to Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies; University of British Columbia (UBC)
Visiting Scholarship for Sarah Henderson, UBC; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Defining heatwaves in Tasmania
Evaluation of different residential indoor air quality interventions to protect public health from smoke emissions
Sense-T Stage 2: AirRater
The Latrobe Infant Health Study Long term follow up of the Hazelwood Coal mine fire
Victoria Pollen training

Research Candidate Supervision

The impact of job losses on the physical and mental health of Tasmanians