Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Yonatal is a PhD candidate at Adelaide Exposure Science and Health. His research project is entitled "Pesticide exposure in Agriculture: Dermal exposure assessment, control and risk management." His project aims at understanding how work environment factors, such as temperature in greenhouses, affect exposure to toxic pesticides with particular focus on assessing skin exposure and evaluating protection afforded by chemical resistant gloves under various exposure scenarios and work environment conditions.
Yonatal's PhD project focuses on the risk of pesticide exposure in the agriculture sector, with particular emphasis on understanding the pesticide handling practice within the flower industry context under greenhouse work conditions. His Project will be informed by a mixture of desk based review, lab based experimentation and field measurements under real world exposure scenario.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - 2017 Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist Ethiopian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries 2015 Environmental And occupational Hygiene Consultant Basal Consulting PLC 2009 Lecturer and researcher Wollo University
Language Competency Amharic Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2011 - 2013 Jimma University Ethiopia Masters 2006 - 2009 Hawassa University Ethiopia Bachelor
Year Citation 2019 Tefera, Y., Thredgold, L., Pisaniello, D., & Gaskin, S. (2019). The greenhouse work environment: a modifier of occupational pesticide exposure?. Journal of Environmental Science and Health - Part B Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes, 54(10), 817-831.
2019 James, S., Lucchesi, L., Bisignano, C., Castle, C., Dingels, Z., Fox, J., . . . Mokdad, A. (2019). Morbidity and mortality from road injuries: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention.
2016 Mitiku, I., Arefayne, M., Tefera, Y. M., & Gizaw, M. (2016). Factors associated with loss to follow-up among women in Option B+ PMTCT programme in northeast Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 19(1), 20662-1-20662-8.
Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship
Industry Engaged PhD (IEP) Placement scholarship
Yonatal has previous work experience as a lecturer, researcher and a consultant at Wollo University in Ethiopia. Yonatal's background is mainly in the field of Environmental and occupational health.
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Member Rural Health: Agriculture, Pesticides and Organic Dusts International commission on occupational health Australia 2018 - ongoing Member Mining Occupational Safety and Health International commission on Occupational Health Italy 2018 - ongoing Member Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace International Commission on Occupational Health Italy
Date Role Membership Country 2019 - 2020 Member International society of Exposure science (ISES) United States 2019 - ongoing Member The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) Australia 2018 - ongoing Member International Comission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Australia
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2015 - ongoing Basal Consulting PLC Environmental and occupational health Business and professional Ethiopia
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