Yonatal Mesfin Tefera

Yonatal Mesfin Tefera

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 health aspects of Floriculture: Exposure assessment and risk management." His project aims at profiling the largely uncharacterized Australian flower industry and assessing the worker's exposure to organophsphate pesticides with particular interest 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.

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.


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