Associate Professor Deborah C. Glass
MA (Cantab), Cert Ed (Leicester), MSc (Aston), PhD (Deakin), Dip Occ Hyg. FAIOH
Phone: +61 3 9903 0554
Deborah Glass is an occupational hygienist by background and joined Monash in 1998 and works in the field of exposure assessment for epidemiology. She has an interest in firefighters' health being the CI for an Australian Firelighters' cohort http://www.coeh.monash.org/ausfireftr.html. She is also investigating the cancer incidence and mortality for the CFA Fiskville trainers and a similar group of Defence firefighters. She previously investigated the cancer incidence among Queensland firefighters. She is CI for a NHMRC-funded study of the immunological effects of occupational exposure to nanoparticles. She was CI on other 4 NHMRC grants investigating: the effect of bushfire smoke, Australians' understanding of privacy in relation to epidemiology, the extent of Australian occupational carcinogen exposure and the effect of occupational chronodisruption on risk of breast cancer. She worked on Health Watch, a long running cohort and nested case-control study of petroleum industry workers and was involved in an international collaboration combining and updating the UK, Canadian and Australian petroleum industry lympho-haematopoetic cancer case-control studies. She has worked on a number of other studies the Australian Gulf War Veterans' Health Study, community-based case-control studies of prostate cancer and of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in children. The exposure assessment work in community-based case-control studies has led to an interest in automation of the exposure assessment process using OccIDEAS (http://www.occideas.org/).
She is also unit coordinator for the Monash MPH unit 5243; Chemical and Biological hazards. She is a member of the ACGIH TLV committee which sets occupational exposure standards used worldwide, of the Occupational Cancer Risk Working Party of The Cancer Council Australia and the SafeWork Australia working party on exposure standards. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and on the COH committee, a past Council member and past Education Committee Chair. She is an editor of the Annals of Occupational Hygiene.