Dr Kirstin Ross

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health

College of Science and Engineering

place Health Sciences Building (5.24)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Kirstin is currently the course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health and Master of Environmental Health. She is an active member of Environmental Health Australia, the professional body representing environmental health practitioners in Australia. She is interested in engaging with communities in environmental health issues, particularly with remote indigenous communities.

Qualifications
  • Grad. Dip. (Environmental Health Practice). Flinders University, Adelaide, SA (2009)
  • Ph.D. (Health Sciences). University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA (2001)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) (Environmental Toxicology) University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA (1997)
  • B.Sc. (Environmental Science) Murdoch University of Western Australia, Perth, WA (1996)
Honours, awards and grants

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017

Vice President and Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2017

Vice Chancellor's Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant 2013 "Online authentic learning: teaching students involved in emergency response to use social media tools effectively" with Michael Taylor and Mitchell Fitzgerald

Faculty of Science and Engineering Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014

ALTC Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2010 "For embracing, exploring and evaluating an 'authentic-experiences' approach to teaching Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in public health"

Key responsibilities

Course coordinator of the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health
Course coordinator of the Master of Environmental Health

Research interests

Environmental health, Indigenous environmental health issues, community engagement in environmental health, environmental toxicology

Teaching interests
I am interested in exploring and evaluating novel teaching approaches such as developing online teaching tools that make use of emerging technologies, particularly for distance teaching. 
Topic coordinator
ENVS7720 Research Project Design and Conduct
ENVH9721 Human Systems in Environmental Health
ENVH9712 Environmental Health Policy, Management and Adminstration
ENVS2741 Zombie Apocalypse: Microbes and Toxins
ENVH7711 Environmental Health Concepts
Topic lecturer
ENVH7722 Food Safety
ENVH9704 Risk Assessment and Management
ENVH7742 Microbiology and Communicable Diseases
Supervisory interests
Education, environmental health
Engaging with communities
Environmental health
Environmental health education and workforce
Indigenous communities
Parasites
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Solid waste management in a rapidly urbanising area in Thailand (1), Public health aspects of using rainwater for drinking water (1), Environmental control of Strongyloides (2)
Associate supervisor: Salmonella and eggs (1), Pathogens in lizards (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Indonesian and Australian farmworkers' exposure to organophosphate pesticides (1)
Associate supervisor: Mercury and fatty acids in farmed Southern bluefin tuna (1), Analysis of biofilms containing Legionella (1), Legionella and MAC in drinking and reuse water (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Environmental health
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0427 398 713
Interests
  • Environmental health