Emma Field

Epidemiologist

Qualifications:

PhD candidate, University of New South Wales; Master of Applied Epidemiology, Australian National University, 2009; Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, 2006; Bachelor of Applied Science (Microbiology) with Honours, Queensland University of Technology, 2003

Location:

Brisbane

Biography:

Emma Field is an Epidemiologist. She started with Menzies in July 2016 and since then she has developed two research areas: the impact of heat on health and infectious disease surveillance and response. 

Emma is interested in the impacts of heat on health in Northern Australia at the population level as well as the impacts of heat on the health of workers exposed to hot and humid environments. 

In the area of infectious disease surveillance and response, Emma is interested in research that supports the planning and response for public health officials. 

Prior to joining Menzies, Emma worked throughout the Asia Pacific Region. She has worked in the private sector conducting monitoring and evaluation of health programs in Papua New Guinea. She has also worked at the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office where she was the founding coordinator of the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal. 

Research Themes
  • Impact of heat on health 
  • Infectious disease surveillance and response 
  1. Heat stress monitoring to benefit Northern workers

    Heat stress monitoring to benefit Northern workers

    Date

    Menzies is teaming up with Glencore at the McArthur River Mine (MRM) to accurately assess the effects of heat stress on the workforce and productivity at the mine site and shipping facilities in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  2. Mine workers to be used for heat study

    Mine workers to be used for heat study

    Date

    WORKERS at the Northern Territory’s McArthur River Mine will be the guinea pigs for a study by Menzies School of Health to determine the effects of heat stress on productivity.

  3. Monitoring heat stress among mine workers to benefit northern Australia

    Monitoring heat stress among mine workers to benefit northern Australia

    Date

    Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) is teaming up with Glencore at the McArthur River Mine (MRM) to gain an accurate assessment of the effects of heat stress on the workforce and productivity at the mine site and shipping facilities in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

  1. d'Abbs, P., Shaw, G., & Field, E. (2017). The impact of subsidized low aromatic fuel (LAF) on petrol (gasoline) sniffing in remote Australian indigenous communities. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy, 12(1), 38. doi:10.1186/s13011-017-0121-6
  2. May, F. J., Clark, D. C., Pham, K., Diviney, S. M., Williams, D. T., Field, E. J., . . . Hall, R. A. (2013). Genetic divergence among members of the Kokobera group of flaviviruses supports their separation into distinct species. J Gen Virol, 94(Pt 7), 1462-1467. doi:10.1099/vir.0.049940-0
  3. Buttery, J. P., Lambert, S. B., Grimwood, K., Nissen, M. D., Field, E. J., Macartney, K. K., . . . Kirkwood, C. D. (2011). Reduction in rotavirus-associated acute gastroenteritis following introduction of rotavirus vaccine into Australia's National Childhood vaccine schedule. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 30(1 Suppl), S25-29. doi:10.1097/INF.0b013e3181fefdee
  4. Field, E., & Kasai, T. (2010). Western Pacific Surveillance and Response: a journal to reflect the needs of our Region. Western Pac Surveill Response J, 1(1), 1-2. doi:10.5365/wpsar.2010.1.1.007
  5. Field, E. J., Vally, H., Grimwood, K., & Lambert, S. B. (2010). Pentavalent rotavirus vaccine and prevention of gastroenteritis hospitalizations in Australia. Pediatrics, 126(3), e506-512. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-0443
  6. Field, E., Heel, K., Palmer, C., Vally, H., Beard, F., & McCall, B. (2010). Evaluation of clinical management of gonorrhoea using enhanced surveillance in South East Queensland. Sex Health, 7(4), 448-452. doi:10.1071/sh09111
  7. Aaskov, J., Buzacott, K., Field, E., Lowry, K., Berlioz-Arthaud, A., & Holmes, E. C. (2007). Multiple recombinant dengue type 1 viruses in an isolate from a dengue patient. J Gen Virol, 88(Pt 12), 3334-3340. doi:10.1099/vir.0.83122-0

 

 

 

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