Susan Peters


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

    6009 Perth


  • 1146 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
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Dr Peters' work field is where exposure assessment and occupational epidemiology come together. Her research activities are focused on occupational causes of cancer. Within a range of projects she performs occupational exposure assessment, with an emphasis on the methodology, as well as statistical analyses and work on publications.

Roles and responsibilities

Occupational exposures; Quantitative exposure assessment; Cancer epidemiology

Funding overview

Institute for Respiratory Health (2016)
WA miners’ morbidity from lower respiratory infections and association with exposure to diesel exhaust and silica dust.
CIA (Lead Chief Investigator) with N Sodhi-Berry, N de Klerk, F Brims, AW Musk.

Australian Research Council #DP160100660 (2016-2018)
Exposure to workplace hazards among migrant workers in Australia.
CIE with A Reid, L Fritschi, A LaMontagne, D Glass, A Milner, M Schenker.

Dust Diseases Board (2015-2017) Lung Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines after Asbestos Exposure.
CIC with N de Klerk, AW Musk, A Reid, P Franklin, F Brims, M Tammemagi, A McWilliams.

NHMRC project grant #1069535 (2014-2016)
Exposure to diesel exhaust and lung cancer risk in Australia
Lead Chief Investigator (CIA) with A Reid, L Fritschi, AW Musk and R Vermeulen

NHMRC Partnership grant #1056684 (2013-2015) The extended Australian Workplace Exposures Study – AWES2
CIE with L Fritschi, M Abramson, T Driscoll, D Glass, A Reid, G Benke and R Carey

WA Department of Health (2013-2014)
Today’s lung cancer risk in WA miners: using the power of linked data
CIB with L Fritschi, AW Musk, A Reid and N de Klerk

Cancer Council Australia (2013-2014)
Estimating the proportion of cancers in Australia that are preventable.
AI with D Whiteman, P Webb, A Green, R Neale and L Fritschi

Previous positions

Research Fellow, Epidemiology Group, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR), University of Western Australia, Australia

PhD-Student, Environmental Epidemiology Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Junior researcher, Environmental Epidemiology Division, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Research assistant, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) Quality of Life, Zeist, the Netherlands

Current projects

Quantitative exposure assessment of dusts and lung carcinogens in the mining industry

Lung cancer risk due to occupational exposures among miners, particularly exposure to diesel exhaust

Non-malignant respiratory diseases in miners

Parental occupational exposures and risk of childhood brain tumours (Aus-CBT)

Australian Workplace Exposure Study (AWES)

Joint effects of occupational carcinogens and smoking in the development of lung cancer (SYNERGY)


Occupational Cancer Epidemiology




  • Occupational epidemiology
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Exposure assessment
  • Industrial hygiene

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Research Output 2008 2019

Interventions to Reduce Future Cancer Incidence from Diesel Engine Exhaust: What Might Work?

Carey, R. N., Fritschi, L., Driscoll, T. R., Peters, S., Glass, D. C., Benke, G. & Reid, A., Jan 2019, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 12, 1, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

O8A.3 Mining exposures and lung cancer in contemporary Western Australian miners

Sodhi-Berry, N., De Klerk, N., Franklin, P., Reid, A., Fritschi, L., Musk, A., Vermeulen, R. & Peters, S., 2019, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76, S1, p. A70

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Open Access
Malignant Mesothelioma
Occupational Exposure
2 Citations (Scopus)
Crocidolite Asbestos
Proportional Hazards Models

Projects 2013 2017