Dino Pisaniello

Professor Dino Pisaniello

Adjunct Professor in Occupational Hygiene

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Professor Dino Pisaniello
B. Sc. (Hons.), M.P.H., Ph.D., Grad Cert Online Learning (Higher Ed) F.A.I.O.H., C.I.H., F.A.I.H.S., F.R.A.C.I., C.Chem, ChOHSP C.O.H.

Dino Pisaniello is Adjunct Professor in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at the University of Adelaide, having recently retired after 34 years of service as an academic. From 1987 – 2021 he was Director of the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Laboratory, and of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health in the School of Public Health.
His teaching, research, administration, external engagement and professional experience is outlined below.

Teaching

Dino Pisaniello is a very experienced educator and educational researcher. He has taught face to face and online, in intensive, synchronous and asynchronous modes. The audiences have been undergraduates, postgraduates, military officers and professionals.
In addition to undergraduate (MBBS, BHMS) and postgraduate award programs (MPH, MOHS), Dino has developed a number of training products for various stakeholders (universities, industry and professional bodies). In 1998 he developed an interactive OHS Training Centre, as a joint initiative of the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Douglas Mawson TAFE at the Thebarton Campus.
He has wide teaching experience with international students, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Indonesia. He has published on international student learning, professional education as well as online/distance learning. He has been the Vice President and President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of OHS Educators. From 2004 -2018 he was the Convenor of the Occupational and Environmental Health Course for Military Health Personnel. In 2015, he was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Teaching Excellence. In 2020 he was awarded the School of Public Health Award for Teaching Excellence.

Research

Dino has published in excess of 250 scientific papers, book chapters and technical reports. His publications address hazards in mining, manufacturing, defence, healthcare, agriculture, domestic and office environments, work and vision and climate change impacts on health. He has expertise in chemical hazard risk assessment and management, occupational and environmental epidemiology, intervention research, and health and safety education.
A Researcher Profile is at
http://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/dino.pisaniello
ORCID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4156-0608

He has supervised many Honours, Masters and PhD students to completion. His students have won multiple local and national awards, and commendations for local and international students. In 2017 he was named School of Public Health Supervisor of the Year.
He is a member of the College of Experts, Health Research Council of New Zealand. He has led a variety of research projects (including ARC, NHMRC, Safe Work Australia, Safe Work SA, Prime Minister and Cabinet).

Administration

Dino has held various administrative roles including Head of Discipline, Deputy Head of Department, Joint Postgraduate Coordinator, Program Coordinator (MPH, MOHS), Chair of Curriculum Committee and Chair of Programs Board. He has also been a long standing Director of a Business Unit and a member of various panels, journal committees and working parties.
Dino has been on School and Program Review/Accreditation Panels for the University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, CQUniversity and Edith Cowan University.

External engagement

Dino established OEH Consulting (subsequently Adelaide Exposure Science and Health) in 1992. The Laboratory (initially at the RAH and now at Thebarton) provides lab analytical, field and consultancy services to industry, government, university and the community. Over 2,500 major and minor reports for hundreds of organisations have been issued.
He led a team of Technical Advice Coordinators for a 24/7 HAZMAT emergency response service for 24 years (1997-2021).
In 2019, Dino brokered a MOU between the University of Adelaide and four government agencies in the area of hazardous materials.
In 2019 he received a School Commendation for external engagement.

Professional experience

Dino practises at the intersection of occupational health, environmental health and emergency management. He works with various professional and industry groups to translate evidence into practice, in order to advance the health and wellbeing of communities in Australia and internationally.
He has extensive leadership experience with professional bodies.
Dino is the Chair of the College of Fellows of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.
He is a Past President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (2001) and, from 2001 - 2005 was the Chairman of the Australian Congress of Occupational Safety and Health Association Presidents. He is the immediate past Australian Secretary of the International Commission on Occupational Health, having served two 3 year terms. He has received awards from the AIOH, ICOH and the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.
He was a member of the Specialist Medial Review Council (Department of Veterans’ Affairs). He has been Chair of two national conferences, one international conference and Chair of the ICOH international Scientific Committee on Work and Vision.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, the Australian Institute of Health and Safety and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He is a certified industrial hygienist (American Board of Industrial Hygiene), a chartered chemist (RACI) and chartered OHS professional (AIHS).

Occupational and Environmental Health

Chemical exposure assessment and control

Heat and work injury

Intervention research

HAZMAT and emergency response

Work and vision

Indoor environments and health

Climate change and health

 

For details on projects available please view the following booklet: School of Public Health Student Projects

ARC Discovery and Linkage
US Department of Defence
Defence Science and Technology Group
SafeWork SA
Safe Work Australia
NHMRC - MRFF

 

Environmental and Occupational Health
Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics
MPH Professional Practice Placement

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Understanding Comfort and Wellbeing of Older Australians Using Occupant-Centric Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins
    2018 Co-Supervisor Understanding Comfort and Wellbeing of Older Australians Using Occupant-Centric Models Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Blue Light Exposure in the Occupational Visual Field Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms So Young Lee
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Analysing Work Environment and Chemical Risk Factors for Occupational Exposure to Pesticides in Horticulture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yonatal Mesfin Tefera
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Understanding the healthcare costs of temperature-related morbidity under the changing climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Berhanu Wondmagegn
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Understanding the Heat-Work Injury Phenomenon in Australia: An Evaluation of Risk, Susceptibility and Attributable Burden Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Blesson Mathew Varghese
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The preventable burden of musculoskeletal conditions in Australian musicians: A study of university music students and professional musicians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Jessica Stanhope
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Developing Health-Related Climate Indicators - A Case Study of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Maryam Navi
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor International Students as Young Migrant Workers in South Australia: The Role of the University in Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Education Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Yahya Thamrin
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO ORGANOPHOSPHORUS PESTICIDES: EXPLORATORY CASE STUDIES OF FACTORS INFLUENCING GLOVE PERFORMANCE AND SKIN PENETRATION Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ismaniza Ismail
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Workplace health promotion in the commercial fishing industry - A case study of Port Lincoln Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Andrea Rona Barclay
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Extreme Heat and Workers’ Health in South Australia: Association, perceptions, and adaptations in the workplace Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jianjun Xiang
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Prevention of Musculoskeletal Pain and Discomfort in South Australian Workplaces: Evaluation of a Stage of Change Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Diana Vanda Daturara Doda
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor "Practices and Perceptions of Introductory OHS Education in Secondary Schools – Towards a Conceptual Framework for Effective OHS Education for Young Workers" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Nasreen Jahan
    2007 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Spatio-Temporal Indoor Human Exposures in Homes Affected by Chemical-Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Leonid Turczynowicz
    2006 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Risk Assessment for Environmental Health in Adelaide Based on Weather, Air Pollution and Population Health Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alana Hansen
    2004 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Evaluation of a Lead Exposure Reduction Intervention for Shutdown Maintenance Contractors at a Primary Lead Smelter Master of Medical Science Master Full Time Mr Julian Sibly
    2001 - 2005 Principal Supervisor DERMAL AND OCULAR EXPOSURE DURING THE SPRAY APPLICATION OF SELECTED INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Su Lee
    1999 - 2004 Co-Supervisor The association between air pollution and lung cancer in the North West of Adelaide: a case control study and air quality monitoring Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Melissa Whitrow
    1998 - 2005 Co-Supervisor An Investigation into the Application of Ergonomic Principles to the use of Desktop Keyboard-Operated Computer Technology within Organisations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Janet Kaye Sawyer
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2022 - ongoing Director Australian Institute of Health and Safety AIHS Australia
    2015 - 2020 Board Member Specialist Medical Review Council Department for Veterans Affairs Australia
    2012 - ongoing Board Member College of Experts Health Research Council of New Zealand New Zealand
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Chair College of Fellows Australian Institute of Health and Safety Australia
    2020 - 2020 Board Member AIOH 2020 Virtual Conference Committee Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Australia
    2018 - 2022 Member ICOH2022 Congress Organising Committee International Commission on Occupational Health Australia
    2005 - ongoing Advisory Board Member International Advisory Committee Annals of Work Exposures and Health United Kingdom
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - 2018 National Secretary for Australia International Commission on Occupational Health Australia
    1997 - 2021 Chief Technical Advice Coordinator - HAZMAT SafeWork SA Australia
  • Position: Adjunct Professor in Occupational Hygiene
  • Phone: 83133571
  • Email: dino.pisaniello@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134955
  • Campus: Thebarton
  • Building: Adelaide Exposure Science and Health, floor 9
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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