Peter Franklin

Associate Professor, BSc (Hons) UWA, GradDipEnvSc Murdoch, PhD Murdoch

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

    6009 Perth


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Roles and responsibilities

Peter Franklin is a teaching and research academic in the School of Population and Global Health. His research interests are in environmental and occupational epidemiology, with a focus on the health effects of mining exposures, asbestos (occupational and non-occupational exposures), air pollution, plastics and household chemicals. He is Director of the Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology Research group and a member of both the Global Health research group at the School of Population and Global Health, and the Children's Environmental Health research group at the Telethon Kids Institute..

A/Prof Franklin co-ordinates a unit on Environmental and Occupational Health within the postgraduate public health program in the School of Population and Global Health, as well as teaching Epidemiology in both postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

Current appointments
Associate Professor 
School of Population Health, University of Western Australia

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. Health of miners

2. Non-occupational exposure to asbestos; understanding exposure in the general environment

3. Impact of environmental exposures on foetal and infant growth and development 

4. Exposure of trades-people to hazardous dusts



Environmental health, Occupational health, Air pollution, Respiratory disease, Cancer, Allergy, early-life environmental exposures

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science, PhD, The effect of indoor air pollutants on exhaled nitric oxide in healthy children, Murdoch University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2000

Environmental Science, Postgraduate Diploma, Murdoch University

Award Date: 1 Nov 1993

Science, Honours , The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Nov 1991

External positions

Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Health (Western Australia)

30 Sept 2012 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute

1 Jan 2005 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Respiratory health


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