Researcher biography

Dr Luke Knibbs conducts research and teaching on the health effects of environmental risk factors, with a specific focus on air pollution and bioaerosols (airborne particles of biological origin).

Luke is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health, and joined the School of Public Health in 2012. Prior to that, he did 3 years' postdoctoral training at QUT's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health. He has a special interest in air pollution, bioaerosols, and novel approaches to improving exposure assessment in environmental epidemiology. He held an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2012-15) awarded for research into bioaerosols and their role in infection transmission. He is on the editorial board of Atmospheric Environment (2016-19).

Luke's teaching is at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the co-director of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program, and course co-ordinator for PUBH3009 (Environmental Health). He also contibutes to PUBH7032 (Children's Environmental Health) and PUBH7027 (Introduction to Environmental Health). He supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students.

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