Dino Pisaniello

Professor Dino Pisaniello

Director - OEH Laboratory

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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

Professor Dino Pisaniello is an experienced researcher and educator with wide interests in the area of occupational and environmental health. This includes exposure and risk assessment and control, intervention research and education.
He has published widely on topics such as occupational hygiene and hazard surveillance, climate change impacts and adaptation, dermal exposure assessment and toxicology, indoor air quality, work and vision and young worker education.

Dino is the Director of Adelaide Exposure Science and Health and the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene Laboratory at Thebarton.
Dino is the Chief Technical Advice Coordinator (Hazardous Materials Incidents) for the Metropolitan Fire Service and the Country Fire Service.

He has experience with various industries including defence, mining, manufacturing, agriculture and healthcare.
He is a Past President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, the Australian and New Zealand Association of OHS Educators and was the Inaugural Chairman of the Australian Congress of Safety and Health Association Presidents.
Dino holds fellowships of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Safety Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.
He is the immediate past National Secretary for Australia of the International Commission on Occupational Health.

Occupational and Environmental Health

Chemical exposure assessment and control

Heat and work injury

Intervention research

HAZMAT and emergency response

Work and vision

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    1987 Professor of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons)
    University of Adelaide Australia MPH
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Online Learning (Higher Education)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2015 Chartered Generalist OHS Professional Safety Institute of Australia
    2013 Certified Occupational Hygienist Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
    1991 Certified Industrial Hygienist - Comprehensive Pra American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • Research Interests

ARC Discovery
US Department of Defence
Defence Science and Technology Group
SafeWork SA
Safe Work Australia

Environmental and Occupational Health
Developing a Research Proposal
Occupational Hygiene and Ergonomics

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Managing thermal comfort in energy-efficient houses for older Australians: design and planning guidelines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Larissa Arakawa Martins
    2017 Co-Supervisor Occupational and Environmental Aspects of Floriculture Industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yonatal Mesfin Tefera
    2017 Principal Supervisor Blue Light Hazards in the Workplace - A Case Study Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms So Young Lee
    2017 Co-Supervisor Climate Change, Population Health and Adaptation in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Berhanu Yazew Wondmagegn
    2016 Principal Supervisor Workers health and safety at high temperatures: New perspectives on injury prevention. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Blesson Mathew Varghese
    2015 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 Jessica Louise Stanhope
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    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
    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 - 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
    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
    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
    2015 - ongoing Board Member Specialist Medical Review Council Department for Veterans Affairs
    2012 - ongoing Board Member College of Experts Health Research Council of New Zealand New Zealand
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Chair School of Public Health Programs Board University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2017 Member NICNAS Ad Hoc Working Group Commonwealth Department of Health Australia
    2005 - ongoing Advisory Board Member International Advisory Committee Annals of Work Exposures and Health United Kingdom
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Public Health
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2013 - 2018 National Secretary for Australia International Commission on Occupational Health Australia
    1997 - 2017 Chief Technical Advice Coordinator - HAZMAT SafeWork SA
  • Position: Director - OEH Laboratory
  • Phone: 83133571
  • Email: dino.pisaniello@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4955
  • Campus: Thebarton
  • Building: QEH- Laboratory 28 Anderson Street, floor 9
  • Room: WS9062.23
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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