Professor Nancy Cromar

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Health Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Cromar was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) in July 2013. She has previously worked at Edinburgh Napier University, the Scottish Agricultural College and the University of Adelaide before coming to Flinders in 1999. Prof. Cromar has previously held positions of leadership in the School of Medicine, the School of the Environment and as Associate Dean (International) for the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Science with Management Studies  (Napier University, Edinburgh, 1989)
PhD in Aquatic Microbial Ecology (Napier University, Edinburgh, 1995)
Thesis title: Biomass separation and computer modelling of high rate algal ponds.
Honours, awards and grants
  • UHY Haines Norton award for 'Outstanding Individual Environmental Health Professional of the Year' (2005); Environmental Health Australia (formerly Aust Inst of Env Health - AIEH)
  • AIEH Special Award (2005) in recognition of services to the AIEH in development of policy for national accreditation of education programs
  • Postgraduate Researcher Award (1991); Napier University, Edinburgh
Key responsibilities

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

Professor of Environmental Health

Teaching interests

At Flinders, I was responsible for leading colleagues in creating a truly 'national' postgraduate qualification which can be studied externally online and which allows its graduates to practice anywhere within Australia by covering legal requirements for practice in all States and Territories within the curriculum. I am also chief editor of the textbook which is used by all EH programs around Australia, titled 'Environmental Health in Australia and New Zealand' which remains the only text of its kind to focus on the needs of the regional market.

I continue to hold an interest in environmental health education which spans not only the development of innovative and authentic educational experiences for those aspiring to become EH professionals within Australia, but which goes beyond this to encompass my work with the International Federation of Environmental Health. As the Outgoing Chair of the International Faculty Forum I am interested in promoting educational standards across the sector internationally and working towards the development of agreed standards for EH education to allow graduates from accredited programs across the globe to be able to transfer their skills and educational experiences in becoming pracitioners of the discipline globally.

Supervisory interests
Environmental contamination
Environmental exposure
Environmental health
Environmental health education and workforce
Environmental microbiology
General environmental health issues
Health aspects of water quality
Human contamination in water bodies
Microbial ecology of aquatic systems
Public health aspects of water quality
Recreational water quality, risk minimsation
Risk management & communication in the water industry
Waste water treatment
Wastewater pond technology
Water reuse
Water utilities and public health collaboration
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: public health aspects of water quality (1), algal wastewater treatment systems (1)
Associate supervisor: health aspects of water quality (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: recreational water quality risk minimisation (2), risk management and communication in water industry (1), human contamination in water bodies (1)
Associate supervisor: wastewater treatment (3), water reuse (1), environmental microbiology (3), wastewater pond technology (1), microbial ecology of aquatic systems (3)
Higher degree by research student achievements
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SA Hodgson PG award - NOV 2001

Van Den Akker

SA Hodgson PG award - NOV 2002

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SA Hodgson PG award - NOV 2002

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Peter Meffin Memorial PG award - FEB 2003

Expert for media contact
Community/Public Health
Ecology
Environment
International relations
Water Resources
Environmental Health education and workforce
General Environmental Health Issues
Health Risk Assessment
Risk Management & Communication in The Water Industry
Water Quality and Public Health
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Media expertise
  • Community/Public Health
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • International relations
  • Water Resources
Interests
  • Environmental Health education and workforce
  • General Environmental Health Issues
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management & Communication in The Water Industry
  • Water Quality and Public Health

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