Working with Commonwealth and State government agencies
ACHHRA has supported Commonwealth and State government agencies in managing environmental health risks, through participation in expert advisory panels, preparation of risk assessment guidance documents and peer review of reports. It has assisted HHRA workforce development for governments and the commercial sector through training programs and workshops.
Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment
ACHHRA supports the Australasian College of Toxicology & Risk Assessment (ACTRA). Prof Priestly served on the ACTRA Management committee through 2007, and has served as ACTRA’s President since 2008. ACTRA is in the process of establishing a peer-reviewed Register of Australasian toxicologists and risk assessors to assess the competence and professional achievements of those who may want to engage in professional practice.
Professor Brian Priestly chaired the NHMRC Advisory Committee on Health & Nanotechnology, established late in 2007 to develop research strategies on OHS issues and biomedical applications of the nanotechnologies.
Here's a report by Prof Priestly on the 1st International Conference on Nanotoxicology (NANOTOX 2006).
Other recent ACHHRA publications include:
- Harford A, Edwards J, PRIESTLY B, Wright P. Current OHS best practices for the Australian nanotechnology industry: a position paper by the NanoSafe Network. J Occup Health Safety – Aust NZ 2007; 23(4): 315-331. (No impact factor available)
- PRIESTLY B, Di Marco P, SIM MR, Moore MR, Langley A. Toxicology in Australia: A Key Component of Environmental Health. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 2007; 70: 1578-1583. (Impact factor 1.811)
- PRIESTLY BG & Moore MR. (2008). Toxicology down under – a different perspective (letter to the Editor). Chem Res Toxicol. 21: 1497
- Stebbing M, Katz E, PRIESTLY B & Abramson M. (2008). Cancer clusters in the News: Risk perception, risk communication and the media. Aust. Epidemiologist 15: 19-34
- ACHHRA Newsletter, March 2006