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Occupational Health and Safety

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Dr Robin Griffiths (Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit, University of Otago, Wellington)

Aviation medicine; Occupational medicine; Travel health; Shiftwork and fatigue; Back pain; Return to work
Work: 64 4 385 5592 | Mobile: 64 21 620 148

Dr Kirsten Lovelock (Public Health, University of Otago Wellington)

Environmental and occupational health (rural and industrial, community, contaminated sites); Industrial and medical anthropology
Work: 04 806 1490

Dr Ramakrishnan Mani (School of Physiotherapy)

Biopsychosocial model of pain- chronic pain; Pain neurosciences: Brain and spinal cord mechanisms in chronic pain (neuroplasticity, and psychosocial factors) ; Pain mechanisms; Pain education ; Pain curriculum ; Predictors of musculoskeletal pain/disability- longitudinal studies ; Sedentary behaviour and physical activity in chronic health conditions including pain
Work: 64 3 479 3485

Associate Professor David McBride (Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine)

Occupational health; Occupational safety; Hazard identification and management; Physical hazards; Noise and vibration; Noise-induced hearing loss; Whole body vibration; Hand arm vibration syndrome; Musculoskeletal pain; Epidemiology; Cancer epidemiology; Dioxins and persistent organochlorine compounds; Army occupational health
Work: 64 3 479 7208 | Mobile: 64 27 253 5451

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