Chandnee Ramkissoon

Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon

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.

Adelaide Exposure Science and HealthDr 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.

  • Appointments

    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 Competencies

    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
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2011 - 2015 University of Nottingham United Kingdom MSci Environmental Science

$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.

  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (A) (with PhD)
  • Phone: 83134957
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  • Campus: Thebarton
  • Building: 28 Anderson Street, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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