Australian Centre for Human Health Risk Assessment (ACHHRA)
ACHHRA was established in 2002 as a consortium of four Australian universities with expertise in human health risk assessment with a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the Innovations Program of the Public Health Education and Research Program (PHERP). ACHHRA is led by Director Prof Brian Priestly. Since completion of the PHERP-funded project in 2006, ACHHRA has become associated with the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH). ACHHRA offers a range of assessment services (below) and is active in a number of other activities.
ACHHRA offers a range of human health risk assessment services focussed on exposure to hazardous chemicals and micro-organisms arising from environmental or occupational media. Topics covered include:
ACHHRA takes a multidisciplinary approach to health risk assessment, with access to expertise in epidemiology, toxicology, environmental sciences, analytical chemistry, microbiology, communicable diseases, clinical evaluation and biostatistics. It aims to take a leading role in updating methodology for human health risk assessment and to assist with workforce development by developing training programs in health risk assessment.
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