Peter Franklin

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

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

    6009 Perth


  • 1651 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
1993 …2019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Peter Franklin is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 20 Similar Profiles
Asbestos Medicine & Life Sciences
Nitric Oxide Medicine & Life Sciences
Western Australia Medicine & Life Sciences
Crocidolite Asbestos Medicine & Life Sciences
Asthma Medicine & Life Sciences
Cystic Fibrosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Mesothelioma Medicine & Life Sciences
Air Pollution Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1993 2019

Diagnosis of asbestos-related lung diseases

Harris, E. J. A., Musk, A., de Klerk, N., Reid, A., Franklin, P. & Brims, F. J. H., 4 Mar 2019, In : Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine. 13, 3, p. 241-249 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

1 Citation (Scopus)

Maternal Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes

Franklin, P., Tan, M., Hemy, N. & Hall, G. L., 16 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Indoor Air Pollution
Maternal Exposure
Birth Weight

Measurement of urinary 1-aminopyrene and 1-hydroxypyrene as biomarkers of exposure to diesel particulate matter in gold miners

Du, M., Mullins, B. J., Franklin, P., Musk, A. W., Elliot, N. S. J., Sodhi-Berry, N., Junaldi, E., de Klerk, N. & Reid, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 685, p. 723-728 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exhaust systems (engine)
Particulate Matter

Metformin may reduce mesothelioma and lung cancer incidence among asbestos-exposed

Harris, E., Franklin, P., Sodhi-Berry, N., Olsen, N., Musk, A., Reid, A., De Klerk, N. & Brims, F., Mar 2019, In : Respirology. 24, p. 163-163 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

9 Citations (Scopus)

Nicotine and other potentially harmful compounds in "nicotine-free" e-cigarette liquids in Australia

Chivers, E., Janka, M., Franklin, P., Mullins, B. & Larcombe, A., Feb 2019, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 210, 3, p. 127-128 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Projects 2001 2018