Nola Olsen


  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 793 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
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Nola Olsen has been employed by the Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology Group (ORE), School of Population Health since 1991, managing occupational cohort databases, performing regular linkages to update cancer and mortality registrations. In addition to this role she acts as the Research Officer for the Western Australian Mesothelioma Register. This involves researching all cases of mesothelioma notified to the Western Australian Cancer Registry to discover and document exposure to asbestos, smoking history and any other relevant details. All cases are presented to the committee on a regular basis where diagnosis is confirmed and exposure coded. She has worked in this role since 1995.


Wittenoom Worker and Exresident Cohort Studies.
Asbestos Review Program.
Occupational exposure to asbestos.
Mesothelioma register.

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Research Output 1998 2018


Musk, A., Reid, A., Olsen, N., Hobbs, M., Armstrong, B., Franklin, P., Hui, J., Layman, L., Brims, F., Alfonso, H., Shilkin, K., Sodhi-Berry, N. & De Klerk, N., Mar 2018, In : Respirology. 23, p. 205-205 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

6 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison of outcomes following a cytological or histological diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma

Muruganandan, S., Alfonso, H., Franklin, P., Shilkin, K., Segal, A., Olsen, N., Reid, A., De Klerk, N., Musk, A. W. & Brims, F., 14 Mar 2017, In : British Journal of Cancer. 116, 6, p. 703-708 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell Biology
Western Australia
Malignant Mesothelioma
1 Citation (Scopus)

Risk factors for malignant mesothelioma in people with no known exposure to asbestos

Musk, B., Gordon, L., Alfonso, H., Reid, A., Olsen, N., Mina, R., Franklin, P., Peters, S., Brims, F., Hui, J. & de Klerk, N., May 2017, In : American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 60, 5, p. 432-436 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
Malignant Mesothelioma
Logistic Models
3 Citations (Scopus)
150 Downloads (Pure)

Asbestos exposure and histological subtype of malignant mesothelioma

Franklin, P., Alfonso, H., Reid, A., Olsen, N., Shilkin, K., Brims, F., de Klerk, N. & Musk, A. W., 1 Nov 2016, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 73, 11, p. 749-752

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Crocidolite Asbestos
Occupational Exposure
Malignant Mesothelioma

Epidemiology of malignant pleural mesothelioma in Australia

De Klerk, N. H., Brims, F. J. J., Reid, A., Franklin, P. J., Olsen, N. J., Threlfall, T. & Musk, A. W., 2016, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Present Status and Future Directions. M. S. (ed.). Bentham: Bentham Science Publishers, p. 83-93 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter