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Researcher: Jones, PJ (Dr Penelope Jones)

Fields of Research

Occupational and workplace health and safety
Environmental epidemiology
Archaeological science
Preventative health care
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
Public health
Respiratory diseases
Fine arts
Pollution and contamination
Health services and systems
Environmental management
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Health and community services
Urban and regional planning
Natural hazards
Microbial ecology
Atmospheric aerosols
Urban planning and health
Forestry fire management
Infectious diseases
Health economics
Land use and environmental planning
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology
Rural and regional geography
Evolutionary ecology
Plant cell and molecular biology
Air pollution processes and air quality measurement
Landscape ecology
Environment policy
Natural resource management
Health equity

Research Objectives

Public health (excl. specific population health)
Clinical health
Terrestrial biodiversity
Higher education
Health protection and disaster response
Understanding Asia's past
Health related to ageing
Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
Understanding past societies
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Air quality
Health education and promotion
Health policy evaluation
Rural and remote area health
ahuatanga Maori (te tuku ihotanga Maori) (Maori tradition)
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
The creative arts
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Preventive medicine
Information systems, technologies and services
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Evaluation of health outcomes
Behaviour and health
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Other environmental management
Climate change mitigation strategies
Conserving natural heritage
Government and politics
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Professional development and adult education
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

''Waiting for Water': An art and science collaboration about water in three regions of Australia; The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts
A pilot forecasting system for epidemic thunderstorm asthma in south-eastern Australia; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
A World of C4 Pathways: On the Use of δ13C Values to Identify the Consumption of C4 Plants in the Archaeological Record; Far from the Hearth: Essays in Honour of Martin K. Jones
Adaptation to variable environments, resilience to climate change: Investigating land, water and settlement in Indus Northwest India; Current Anthropology
AirRater Tasmania: Using smartphone technology to understand local environmental drivers of symptoms in people with asthma and allergic rhinitis; Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Atmospheric modelling of grass pollen rupturing mechanisms for thunderstorm asthma prediction; PLoS One
Australian airborne pollen and spore monitoring network interim standard and protocols
Can experiential online learning support sustainability and wellbeing; University of Tasmania Teaching Matters Annual Conference 2021
Can public spaces effectively be used as cleaner indoor air shelters during extreme smoke events?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Can smartphone data identify the local environmental drivers of respiratory disease?; Environmental Research
Characterising non-linear associations between airborne pollen counts and respiratory symptoms from the AirRater smartphone app in Tasmania, Australia: A case time series approach; Environmental Research
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Climate change, water stress and agriculture in the Indus Civilisation, 3000-1500 BC
Compromised ecosystem services from urban aerial microbiomes: a review of impacts on human immune function; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Crop water status from plant stable carbon isotope values: A test case for monsoonal climates; The Holocene
Disentangling the environment in wildlife microbiom-behaviour interactions: Response to Davidson et al; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Environmental hazards and behavior change: User perspectives on the usability and effectiveness of the AirRater Smartphone App; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Evaluating the risk of epidemic thunderstorm asthma: lessons from Australia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Feeding the herds: Stable isotope analysis of animal diet and its implication for understanding social organisation in the Indus Civilisation, Northwest India; Archaeological Research in Asia
From ecological opportunism to multi-cropping: Mapping food globalisation in prehistory; Quaternary Science Reviews
How has urbanisation impacted microbial biodiversity, human health and urban ecosystem services?; Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2021
Investigating adaptation to climate change in the archaeological record: a conceptual framework and an isotopic approach in the Indus Civilisation; South Asian Archaeology 2014
Journey to the east: Diverse routes and variable flowering times for wheat and barley en route to prehistoric China; PLoS One
Living in the hinterland: survey and excavations at Lohari Ragho 2015-2017; Puratattva
Long-term environmental change in eastern Tasmania: vegetation, climate and fire at Stoney Lagoon; Holocene
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health: Systems Thinking from a Regional Australian City on Synergies, Trade-Offs and Enablers; Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme
Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health
Mapping Tasmania's cultural landscapes: using habitat suitability modelling of archaeological sites as a landscape history tool; Journal of Biogeography
Overcoming education for sustainability obstacles through a community of practice; Future of Sustainability International Conference
Quality control of pollen identification and quantification exercise for the AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network: a pilot study; Aerobiologia
RE: Australian state forecasts deadly thunderstorm asthma; Science
Research in progress: Can pro-environmental shifts in attitudes and sustainability behaviours be achieved through online curricula; International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference 2021
Roof cavity dust as an exposure proxy for extreme air pollution events; Chemosphere
Smoke pollution must be part of the savanna fire management equation: a case study from Darwin, Australia; Ambio
Smoke pollution must be part of the savanna fire management equation: A case study from Darwin, Australia; Ambio
The virtues of small grain size: Potential pathways to a distinguishing feature of Asian wheats; Quaternary International
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Urbanisation reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes - but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review; Science of The Total Environment
Using digital technology to protect health in prolonged poor air quality episodes: a case study of the AirRater App during the Australian 2019–20 fires; Fire
Using smartphone technology to reduce health impacts from atmospheric environmental hazards; Environmental Research Letters
Waiting for Water: Exhibition Catalogue, 4-26 August, Nan Giese Gallery (Darwin), Watch this Space (Alice Springs) and Pumphouse Point (Tasmania)
What are the health and socioeconomic impacts of allergic respiratory disease in Tasmania?; Australian Health Review
‘Pollen potency’: the relationship between atmospheric pollen counts and allergen exposure; Aerobiologia

Research Projects

10 things we can do - developing air pollution exposure reduction and lung health advice for people with asthma; Asthma Australia (AsthmaAus)
Anthropogenic impacts on environmental microbiomes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
EOI 5 Community Impacts of Smoke; Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC (BNHCRC)
Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Human health and the aerial microbiome: uncovering interactions across Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
National Environmental Research Program 2: Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub - NESP 2; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
NESP 2 Sustainable Communities and Waste hub : IP4; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Port Macquarie Rapid Response; Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation (CAR)
Reducing the health risks of bushfire and smoke - An online education initiative empowering Tasmania's most vulnerable communities; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
The ISLAND Resilience Initiative: tailored education to improve bushfire-related health outcomes for older Tasmanians; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
The ISLAND Resilience Initiative: understanding health, resilience and bushfire preparedness in Tasmania; Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management [TAS] (DPFEM)
Towards integrated forecasts of pollen and smoke exposure: a Tasmanian pilot of the CSIRO CTM; Centre for Air Quality and Health Research Evaluation (CAR)
What is the economic impact of allergic respiratory disease in Tasmania?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Which pollen types matter? Towards better allergy diagnosis in Tasmania; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Wildlife and microbiomes in the city: Urbanites, big and small; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
AirRater Darwin app
AirRater in the ACT 2021 to 2023
AirRater in the NT - 2021-2023
AirRater NT Health air quality analysis
AirRater TASAIR 2019
AirRater TASAIR 2019
AQVx (Air Quality Visualisation)
Deakin Pollen Recount
Evaluation of AirRater
How well can we track population exposure to smoke in southwest WA using the AirRaterSmoke smartphone app?
Nationally integrated air quality forecasting and dissemination - AirRater, AQVx and AQFx
OzAirRater: Evaluation of AirRater as a public health surveillance system
OzAirRater: Evaluation of AirRater as a public health surveillance system
OzAirRater: Investigating smoke, pollen and meteorological hazards in ACT
VICTAPS Network Pollen Training
VICTAPS Network Pollen Training
VicTAPS training 2020
Victoria Pollen training

Research Candidate Supervision