ABOUT AirRater

The AirRater project was originally funded by Sense-T through support from the Australian Government. Current funding is provided by the Department of Health Tasmania, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the ACT Health, and the NT EPA.

The AirRater team consists of leading researchers in environmental health, with specialities in air pollution, pollen, smoke and heat. The Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Fay Johnston, is from the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. The project is a collaboration between the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and a range of other partners listed below:

Research Collaborators

  • School of Natural Sciences (University of Tasmania)

  • The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

  • Australia National University

  • The Environment Protection Agency Tasmania

  • The Tasmanian Department of Health

  • ACT Health

  • Department of Health, Western Australia

  • Bureau of Meteorology

  • Asthma Australia

  • Charles Darwin University

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Centres for Disease Control

 

AIRRATER PUBLICATIONS

Read through our publications and reports here…

 

The Team

Associate Professor Fay Johnston

AirRater Chief Investigator
Public Health and Primary Care Theme
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania Profile

Dr. Penelope (Penny) Jones

AirRater Project Manager
AirRater Research Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania Profile

Dr. Amanda Wheeler

AirRater Air Quality Specialist
Senior Research Fellow – Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University
Honorary Fellow – University of Tasmania, University of Melbourne
Australian Catholic University Profile

Sharon Campbell

PhD Candidate
University of Tasmania
Priority Populations Officer
Public Health Services, Department of Health

Dr. Chris Lucani

AirRater App Developer
Research Associate
School of Natural Sciences (University of Tasmania)
University of Tasmania Profile

Dr. Grant Williamson

AirRater Head of Data and Analytics
Senior Research Fellow
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania Profile

Professor David Bowman

AirRater co-founder
Fire Centre Director
Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science
University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania Profile

Professor Simon Haberle

AirRater ACT Pollen Lead
Professor of Natural History
Director of the School of Culture, History and Language
Australian National University
Australian National University Profile

Dr. Annabelle (Belle) Workman

AirRater Research Fellow – Qualitative Research
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania

Iain Koolhof

AirRater Junior Research Fellow
University of Tasmania

Lachlan (Lachy) Tegart

PhD Student / candidate
University of Tasmania

Emerson Easley

AirRater Administrative Assistant
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
University of Tasmania

Megan Forsyth

Project Support – AirRater
Research Officer
Menzies Institute for Medical Research