Peter Franklin

Dr, BSc (Hons) UWA, GradDipEnvSc Murdoch, PhD Murdoch

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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

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 (occupaitonal and non-occupational exposures), air pollution, plastics and household chemicals. He is Director of the Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology Research group. He co-ordinates a unit on Environmental and Occupational Health wihin the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program, as well as in epidemiology and general public health at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels 

Current appointments
Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow 
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

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science, PhD, 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, Government of Western Australia, Department of Health

30 Sep 2012 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute

1 Jan 2005 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Environmental epidemiology
  • Respiratory health


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