Peter Franklin

Dr, BSc W.Aust., GradDipEnvSc PhD Murd.

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1520 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Peter Franklin is a researcher with interests in environmetnal impacts on human health. His research has been focussed on the impacts of air pollution, predominantly indoor air pollution, on the respiratory health of children and adults. He currently heads the indoor air pollution node of the Collaborative Research Centre for Asthma and Airways. He is also the Environmental Co-ordinator of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Children's Environmental Health at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. His research interests also involve measures of infant and pre-school lung function and how these tests can be utilised in environmental health research.

Current appointments
Research Assistant Professor
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia

Environmental Co-ordinator
World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Children’s Environmental Health
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Previous positions

Jan 02 – Dec 05: UWA School of Paediatrics and Child Health, Research Fellow (NH&MRC Public Health Postdoctoral Training Fellowship)

Jun 98 – 2001: UWA Department of Paediatrics, Research Associate

Current projects

1. Use of unflued gas heaters and ongoing symptoms in seniors with asthma (CRC)
2. The impact of day-to-day variations in indoor air pollution on respiratory symptoms in asthmatic children (ARC)
3. Impact of environment on foetal and infant growth anddevelopment (ARC)
4. Impactof pre-natal exposure to air piollution on lung funtion in early life (NHMRC)


Environmental health, Air pollution, Respiratory disease, Infant lung function


  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Respiratory health

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Research Output 1993 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)
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1 Citation (Scopus)

Autoimmune antibodies and asbestos exposure: Evidence from Wittenoom, Western Australia

Reid, A., Franklin, P., de Klerk, N., Creaney, J., Brims, F., Musk, B. & Pfau, J., 1 Jul 2018, In : American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 61, 7, p. 615-620 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Technique
1 Citation (Scopus)
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Health Manpower


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

3 Citations (Scopus)

Projects 2001 2018