Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD)
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon is an internationally trained multidisciplinary researcher in exposure science at the School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide (UoA). Her research employs measurement techniques to assess the pathways and impacts of exposure to hazards in environmental and occupational settings.
After her PhD, Chandnee joined the Adelaide Exposure Science and Health team at UoA, where she leads applied research that aims to provide empirical evidence that can be translated into policy and practice to support the protection of human health through the control and prevention of exposure to hazards. She has a particular interest in occupational health; in the last two years, she has led and managed collaborative projects with other research institutes and government agencies on the topic of engineered stone-associated silicosis. Importantly, Chandnee and her team are among the few nationally to lead research into developing preventive approaches to better protect workers’ respiratory health in dust generating industries. Much of her research involves both laboratory analytical methods and, importantly, ‘real-world’ field-based study design, to approach a research question.
Chandnee's multidisciplinary interest and experience extend to agricultural science, more specifically biofortification, which is the application of sustainable macro- and micronutrient fertiliser to staple crops to improve human nutrition. During her PhD (jointly awarded by the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham, UK), Chandnee developed novel fertiliser formulations to improve the uptake of the micronutrient selenium into wheat, destined for human consumption. She graduated in 2020.
Date Position Institution name 2020 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2016 - 2014 PhD candidate University of Adelaide and University of Nottingham (UK)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2022 Award W201 Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene course Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) Australia Australia 2019 Award Brian Chambers Early Career Researcher International Fertiliser Society United Kingdom £1000 2018 Award 7th International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Health International Conference on Selenium China ¥1000 2017 Award Postgraduate Symposium FOODPlus Award University of Adelaide Australia $200 2017 Scholarship Plant Nutrition Travel Grant Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm Sweden £1000 2017 Award Three Minute Thesis - School of Agriculture, Food and Wine University of Adelaide Australia $200 2017 Scholarship Crawford Fund Student Award Crawford Fund Australia 2016 Scholarship Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
Language Competency Creoles and pidgins French based Can read, write and speak English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Hindi Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2011 - 2015 University of Nottingham United Kingdom MSci Environmental Science
Year Citation 2022 Ramkissoon, C., Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., Hall, T., Rowett, S., & Gun, R. (2022). Characterisation of dust emissions from machined engineered stones to understand the hazard for accelerated silicosis. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 4351-1-4351-10.
DOI Scopus2 WoS5
2022 Thredgold, L., Ramkissoon, C., Kumarasamy, C., Gun, R., Rowett, S., & Gaskin, S. (2022). Rapid Assessment of Oxidative Damage Potential: A Comparative Study of Engineered Stone Dusts Using a Deoxyguanosine Assay. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 10 pages.
2022 Ramkissoon, C., Gaskin, S., Hall, T., Pisaniello, D., & Zosky, G. (2022). Engineered Stone Fabrication Work Releases Volatile Organic Compounds Classified as Lung Irritants. ANNALS OF WORK EXPOSURES AND HEALTH, 6 pages.
2021 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, F., Young, S., Bailey, E. H., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2021). Effect of soil properties on time-dependent fixation (ageing) of selenate. Geoderma, 383, 9 pages.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6
2021 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, F., Young, S., Bailey, E. H., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2021). Using ⁷⁷Se-Labelled Foliar Fertilisers to Determine How Se Transfers Within Wheat Over Time. Frontiers in Nutrition, 8, 732409-1-732409-10.
2019 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, F., da Silva, R. C., Baird, R., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., & McLaughlin, M. J. (2019). Improving the efficacy of selenium fertilizers for wheat biofortification. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 19520-1-19520-9.
DOI Scopus30 WoS31
Year Citation 2017 Ramkissoon, C., Degryse, J. L., McLaughlin, M. J., Coqui da Silva, R., Baird, R. J., Young, S., & Bailey, L. (2017). Wheat biofortification using selenium-enriched macronutrient fertilisers. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference on Selenium in the Environment and Human Health. Stockholm, Sweden.
$5996 - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructure Grant
Lab demonstration for Soil and Water Resources courses in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide.
Date Role Membership Country 2022 - ongoing Member Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) Australia 2022 - ongoing Member Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Australia 2021 - ongoing Member International Society of Exposure Science Australia
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