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 "Occupational exposure to pesticides in greenhouses: A comprehensive look at modifiable work environment, physicochemical and formulation factors to minimize dermal exposure to organophosphates" His project aims at understanding how work environment factors, such as temperature in greenhouses, and pesticide properties such as formulation components modify 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 2020 Driscoll, T., Rushton, L., Hutchings, S. J., Straif, K., Steenland, K., Abate, D., . . . Leigh, J. (2020). Global and regional burden of disease and injury in 2016 arising from occupational exposures: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 151-159.
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2020 Driscoll, T., Steenland, K., Pearce, N., Rushton, L., Hutchings, S. J., Straif, K., . . . Mendoza, W. (2020). Global and regional burden of chronic respiratory disease in 2016 arising from non-infectious airborne occupational exposures: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 142-150.
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2020 Driscoll, T., Rushton, L., Hutchings, S. J., Straif, K., Steenland, K., Abate, D., . . . Kumar, M. (2020). Global and regional burden of disease and injury in 2016 arising from occupational exposures: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 77(3), 133-141.
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2020 James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., . . . Vos, T. (2020). Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.. Inj Prev, 26(1), 19 pages.
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2020 Soriano, J. B., Kendrick, P. J., Paulson, K. R., Gupta, V., Abrams, E. M., Adedoyin, R. A., . . . Kefale, A. T. (2020). Prevalence and attributable health burden of chronic respiratory diseases, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 8(6), 585-596.
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2020 Wiens, K., Lindstedt, P., Blacker, B., Johnson, K., Baumann, M., Schaeffer, L., . . . Bell, M. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(8), e1038-e1060.
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2020 James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., . . . Castelpietra, G. (2020). Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: Methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. Injury Prevention, 26(1), I125-I153.
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2020 Deshpande, A., Miller-Petrie, M. K., Lindstedt, P. A., Baumann, M. M., Johnson, K. B., Blacker, B. F., . . . Behzadifar, M. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(9), e1162-e1185.
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2020 Tefera, Y. M., Gaskin, S., Thredgold, L., & Pisaniello, D. (2020). Glove performance in a warming climate: The role of glove material and climate on permeation resistance to organophosphate insecticides. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 12 pages.
2020 Sbarra, A. N., Rolfe, S., Nguyen, J. Q., Earl, L., Galles, N. C., Marks, A., . . . Bijani, A. (2020). Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries. Nature.
2019 Tefera, Y. M., 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, 54(10), 817-831.
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2019 James, S. L., Lucchesi, L. R., Bisignano, C., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., . . . Mokdad, A. H. (2019). Morbidity and mortality from road injuries: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention, 26(SUPP_1), 46-56.
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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.
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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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