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Dr Rob Griffiths

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Wellington)
QualificationsMBChB (Brist) DAvMed (RCP) DIH (Lond) MROM MCCM (NZ) FACOM
Research summaryAviation and Occupational medicine

Research

Dr Griffiths is the Director of the Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit. His research interests include:
  • Shift work
  • Return to work
  • Distance education
  • Culture and participation in distance learning
  • Aerospace medicine
  • Airline cabin safety
  • Cabin crew health
  • Transport accident investigation

Publications

Griffiths, R. F., & Powell, D. M. C. (2012). The occupational health and safety of flight attendants. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(5), 514-521. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3186.2012

Wirawan, I. M. A., Larsen, P. D., Aldington, S., Griffiths, R. F., & Ellis, C. J. (2012). Cardiovascular risk score and cardiovascular events among airline pilots: A case-control study. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(5), 465-471. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3222.2012

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R., Beshyah, S. A., Myers, J., & Zaidi, M. A. (2012). Blood and body fluid exposure related knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital based health care providers in United Arab Emirates. Safety & Health at Work, 3(3), 209-215. doi: 10.5491/SHAW.2012.3.3.209

Sykes, A. J., Larsen, P. D., Griffiths, R. F., & Aldington, S. (2012). A study of airline pilot morbidity. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(10), 1001-1005. doi: 10.3357/asem.3380.2012

Mahony, P. H., Myers, J. A., Larsen, P. D., Powell, D. M., & Griffiths, R. F. (2011). Symptom-based categorization of in-flight passenger medical incidents. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 82(12), 1131-1137. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3099.2011

Authored Book - Other

Griffiths, R. F. (1999). New Zealand Low Back Pain Guide. Wellington: National Health Committee and ACC.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Dawson, A. G., & Griffiths, R. F. (2000). Medical Aspects of Air Travel. In R. Steffen & H. L. Dupont (Eds.), Textbook of Travel Medicine and Health. (2nd ed.) (pp. 390-396). New York: BC Decker.

Griffiths, R. F. (1998). Human factors instruction: av med teaching aviation medicine. In G. J. F. Hunt (Ed.), Designing Instruction for Human Factors Training in Aviation. Aldershot, UK: Avebury Aviation.

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Journal - Research Article

Griffiths, R. F., & Powell, D. M. C. (2012). The occupational health and safety of flight attendants. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(5), 514-521. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3186.2012

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R., Beshyah, S. A., Myers, J., & Zaidi, M. A. (2012). Blood and body fluid exposure related knowledge, attitude and practices of hospital based health care providers in United Arab Emirates. Safety & Health at Work, 3(3), 209-215. doi: 10.5491/SHAW.2012.3.3.209

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R., Newson-Smith, M., & Levack, W. (2012). Impact of stigma, culture and law on healthcare providers after occupational exposure to HIV and hepatitis C. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 14(4), 379-391. doi: 10.1080/13691058.2011.646304

Zaidi, M. A., Griffiths, R. F., Larsen, P. D., Newson-Smith, M., & Zaidi, M. A. (2012). The reporting of blood and body fluid exposure and follow-up practices in a tertiary care hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 4(3), 84-89.

Sykes, A. J., Larsen, P. D., Griffiths, R. F., & Aldington, S. (2012). A study of airline pilot morbidity. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(10), 1001-1005. doi: 10.3357/asem.3380.2012

Wirawan, I. M. A., Larsen, P. D., Aldington, S., Griffiths, R. F., & Ellis, C. J. (2012). Cardiovascular risk score and cardiovascular events among airline pilots: A case-control study. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 83(5), 465-471. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3222.2012

Mahony, P. H., Myers, J. A., Larsen, P. D., Powell, D. M., & Griffiths, R. F. (2011). Symptom-based categorization of in-flight passenger medical incidents. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 82(12), 1131-1137. doi: 10.3357/ASEM.3099.2011

Zaidi, M. A., Beshyah, S. A., & Griffiths, R. (2010). Needle stick injuries: An overview of the size of the problem, prevention & management. Ibnosina Journal of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, 2(2), 53-61.

Mahony, P. H., Griffiths, R. F., Larsen, P., & Powell, D. (2008). Retention of knowledge and skills in first aid and resuscitation by airline cabin crew. Resuscitation, 76, 413-418. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2007.08.017

Leggat, P. A., Griffiths, R., & Leggat, F. W. (2005). Emergency assistance provided abroad to insured travellers from Australia. Travel Medicine & Infectious Disease, 3, 9-17.

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Journal - Research Other

Griffiths, R. F., & Ellis, P. M. (2007). Visual conversion disorder in a harbor pilot leading to sudden loss of control of a large vessel [Case report]. Aviation, Space, & Environmental Medicine, 78(1), 59-62.

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