Associate Professor John Edwards

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Health Sciences Building (5.23)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
John is a professionally registered toxicologist (UK and European registers of toxicologists) and a Certified Occupational Hygienist (Member or the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists). when not being an academic John is a passionate yachtsman, enjoying racing, instructing in, and delivering yachts around Australia.
Qualifications
BSc (Adelaide); BSc (Hons) (Adelaide); PhD (Adelaide); GradCert TertEd (Flinders); COH; MAIOH
Key responsibilities

School of the Environment - Associate Dean (teaching and Learning), Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair); Honours Committee (member)
Faculty of Science and Engineering - Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee (Member),
Bachelor of Arts Course Advisory Committee, Bachelor of Arts Management Committee

Research expertise
Environmental science and management
Nanotechnology
Other medical and health sciences
Public health and health services
Research interests
Illegal drug laboratories and the risks from chemicals; community risk assessment from clandestine laboratories; assessment and remediation of properties contaminated with chemicals (currently funded by Housing SA and supported by the SA Police)
Chemical incidents and chemical weapons - evidence-based approaches to reducing toxic effects (currently funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in collaboration with Adelaide University)
Pesticide exposures in farming communities and potential adverse effects (current collaboration with Deakin University)
Toxicity of anemone venoms and their role in clownfish colonisation (collaboration with Biological Sciences, Flinders University)
Teaching interests
Public and environmental toxicology, research design and data analysis, chemical spills and incidents, environmental health risk assessment and management
Topic coordinator
ENVH8721 Human Systems
ENVH8731 Sustainable Development - Environmental Health Issues
ENVH1702 Our Environment Our Health
Topic lecturer
BIOL1112 Biology and Society
ENVH1702 Our Environment Our Health
ENVH8721 Human Systems
ENVH8731 Sustainable Development - Environmental Health Issues
Supervisory interests
Chemicals in the environment and their effects on health
Effects of exposure to chemicals
Environmental and occupational toxicology
Genetically modified foods
Health risk assessment
Methamphetamine
Occupational health/hygiene
Toxicology
Workplace hazards and risk assessment, pesticides, solvents, carcinogens
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Principal supervisor: Public and Environmental Health Toxicology (6)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Carcinogens
Environment
Occupational Health
Toxicology/Toxins
Environmental Health
Occupational Health/Hygiene
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Carcinogens
  • Environment
  • Occupational Health
  • Toxicology/Toxins
Interests
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health/Hygiene
  • Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

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