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Researcher: Melody, SM (Dr Shannon Melody)

Fields of Research

Pollution and contamination
Environmental epidemiology
Ecosystem function
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Community child health
Foetal development and medicine
Respiratory diseases
Social determinants of health
Health promotion
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing
Infant and child health
Atmospheric aerosols
Obstetrics and gynaecology

Research Objectives

Public health (excl. specific population health)
Clinical health
Neonatal and child health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Evaluation of health and support services
Evaluation of health outcomes
Behaviour and health
Women's and maternal health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cross-sectional survey of environmental health in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia; International Journal of Environmental Health Research
Adverse birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia in association with maternal exposure to low levels of ambient air pollution; Environmental Research
Associations between respiratory and vascular function in early childhood; Respirology
Coal mine fires and human health: What do we know?; International Journal of Coal Geology
Cohort Profile: The Hazelwood Health Study Latrobe Early Life Follow-Up (ELF) Study; International Journal of Epidemiology
Early life exposure to coal mine fire and tobacco smoke affect subclinical vascular function; Archives of Disease in Childhood
Early life exposure to coal mine fire smoke emissions and altered lung function in young children; Respirology
Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a large coal mine fire is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study; Environmental Research
Maternal exposure to ambient air pollution and pregnancy complications in Victoria, Australia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Maternal exposure to fine particulate matter from a coal mine fire and birth outcomes in Victoria, Australia; Environment International
Maternal exposure to short-to medium-term outdoor air pollution and obstetric and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review; Environmental Pollution
Respiratory and atopic conditions in children two to four years after the 2014 Hazelwood coalmine fire; Medical Journal of Australia
Roof cavity dust as an exposure proxy for extreme air pollution events; Chemosphere
Self-Reported Geogenic Dust Exposure Is Associated With Increased Severity Of Infectious Diseases In Aboriginal Children; Respirology
The contribution of geogenic particulate matter to lung disease in indigenous children; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The pyrohealth transition: How combustion emissions have shaped health through human history; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The retail availability of tobacco in Tasmania: evidence for a socio-economic and geographical gradient; Medical Journal of Australia
Why Tasmanian retailers stop selling tobacco and implications for tobacco control; Tobacco Control

Research Projects

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution and Perinatal Outcomes in Victoria, Australia; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Candidate Supervision