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Dr Amanda Eng

Research Officer

Centre for Public Health Research

Dr Amanda Eng is a Research Officer at the Centre for Public Health Research. She has been involved with a number of epidemiological studies in the field of occupational health and completed her PhD in occupational epidemiology in 2011. Her doctoral thesis was based on a cross-sectional survey of the general population and involved quantitative analyses of patterns of occupational exposures and health effects in the New Zealand workforce. From November 2011 to January 2013, Amanda was employed as a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK and worked on studies examining mammographic breast density as a determinant of breast cancer risk. Amanda is currently working on a study investigating whether raw milk is protective against asthma and allergies and an international study examining environmental risk factors (including cellphone use) for brain cancer in children and adolescents (the Mobi-Kids study).

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Epidemiology, Occupational Health

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 2 6
Team Member 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Langer, CE., de Llobet, P., Dalmau, A., Wiart, J., Goedhart, G., Hours, M., . . . Vrijheid, M. (2017). Patterns of cellular phone use among young people in 12 countries: Implications for RF exposure. Environment International. 107, 65-74
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A.
Jay, SM., Gander, PH., Eng, A., Cheng, S., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., . . . tMannetje, A. (2017). New Zealanders working non-standard hours also have greater exposure to other workplace hazards. Chronobiology International. 34(4), 519-526
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Gander, P., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Mannetje, AT., Eng, A., Walls, C., Dryson, E., Kogevinas, M., Brooks, C., . . . Pearce, N. (2017). Sex ratio of the offspring of New Zealand phenoxy herbicide producers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74(1), 24-29
[Journal article]Authored by: Brooks, C., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Denholm, R., De Stavola, B., Hipwell, JH., Doran, SJ., Busana, MC., Eng, A., . . . dos Santos Silva, I. (2016). Pre-natal exposures and breast tissue composition: Findings from a British pre-birth cohort of young women and a systematic review. Breast Cancer Research. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A.
Busana, MC., Eng, A., Denholm, R., Dowsett, M., Vinnicombe, S., Allen, S., . . . dos-Santos-Silva, I. (2016). Impact of type of full-field digital image on mammographic density assessment and breast cancer risk estimation: A case-control study. Breast Cancer Research. 18(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A.
'T Mannetje, AM., Borman, B., Eng, AJ., Ellison-Loschmann, L., Douwes, JE., & Pearce, N. (2016). Hair Dye Use and the Risk of Congenital Malformations: Results from a New Zealand Birth Defects Case-Control Study. BIRTH DEFECTS RESEARCH PART A-CLINICAL AND MOLECULAR TERATOLOGY. 106(5), 398-398
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A.
t Mannetje, A., Eng, A., Walls, C., Dryson, E., McLean, D., Kogevinas, M., . . . Pearce, N. (2016). Serum concentrations of chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, furans and PCBs, among former phenoxy herbicide production workers and firefighters in New Zealand. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 89(2), 307-318
[Journal article]Authored by: Borman, B., Brooks, C., Cheng, S., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., Gallant, Z., Shepherd, J., McCormack, V., Li, J., Dowsett, M., . . . dos-Santos-Silva, I. (2014). Digital mammographic density and breast cancer risk: A case-control study of six alternative density assessment methods. Breast Cancer Research. 16(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A.
Sadetzki, S., Langer, CE., Bruchim, R., Kundi, M., Merletti, F., Vermeulen, R., . . . Cardis, E. (2014). The MOBI-Kids study protocol: Challenges in assessing childhood and adolescent exposure to electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication technologies and possible association with brain tumor risk. Frontiers in Public Health. 2(SEP)
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A.
Eng, A., McCormack, V., & dos-Santos-Silva, I. (2014). Receptor-Defined Subtypes of Breast Cancer in Indigenous Populations in Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS Medicine. 11(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A.
Widanarko, B., Legg, S., Stevenson, M., Devereux, J., Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A., . . . Pearce, N. (2012). Gender differences in work-related risk factors associated with low back symptoms. Ergonomics. 55(3), 327-342
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., Legg, S., 't Mannetje, A.
'T Mannetje, A., Eng, A., & Pearce, N. (2012). Farming, growing up on a farm, and haematological cancer mortality. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 69(2), 126-132
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A.
Widanarko, B., Legg, S., Stevenson, M., Devereux, J., Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A., . . . Pearce, N. (2012). Prevalence and work-related risk factors for reduced activities and absenteeism due to low back symptoms. Applied Ergonomics. 43(4), 727-737
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., Legg, S., 't Mannetje, A.
't Mannetje, A., Eng, A., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., McLean, D., & Pearce, N. (2011). Determinants of nonresponse in an occupational exposure and health survey in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 35(3), 256-263 Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2011.00703.x/abstract
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., Mannetje, AL., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2011). Work-related stress and asthma: Results from a workforce survey in New Zealand. Journal of Asthma. 48(8), 783-789
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., 'T Mannetje, A., McLean, D., Ellison-Loschmann, L., Cheng, S., & Pearc, N. (2011). Gender differences in occupational exposure patterns. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 68(12), 888-894
[Journal article]Authored by: Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., 't Mannetje, A., Ellison-Loschmann, L., Mclean, D., Cheng, S., & Pearce, N. (2011). Ethnic differences in patterns of occupational exposure in New Zealand. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 54(5), 410-418
[Journal article]Authored by: Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Widanarko, B., Legg, S., Stevenson, M., Devereux, J., Eng, A., Mannetje, AT., . . . Pearce, N. (2011). Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in relation to gender, age, and occupational/industrial group. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 41(5), 561-572
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
'T Mannetje, AM., Mclean, DJ., Eng, AJ., Kromhout, H., Kauppinen, T., Fevotte, J., . . . Pearce, NE. (2011). Developing a general population job-exposure matrix in the absence of sufficient exposure monitoring data. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 55(8), 879-885
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., 'T Mannetje, A., Douwes, J., Cheng, S., McLean, D., Ellison-Loschmann, L., . . . Pearce, N. (2010). The New Zealand workforce survey II: Occupational risk factors for asthma. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 54(2), 154-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, A., 'T Mannetje, A., Cheng, S., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., McLean, D., . . . Pearce, N. (2010). The New Zealand workforce survey I: Self-reported occupational exposures. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 54(2), 144-153
[Journal article]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Gander, P., Laird, I., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
McLean, D., Eng, A., Walls, C., Dryson, E., Harawira, J., Cheng, S., . . . Pearce, N. (2009). Serum dioxin levels in former New Zealand sawmill workers twenty years after exposure to pentachlorophenol (PCP) ceased. Chemosphere. 74(7), 962-967
[Journal article]Authored by: Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
McLean, D., Dryson, E., Walls, C., Harding, E., Wong, KC., Cheng, S., . . . Pearce, N. (2009). Morbidity in former sawmill workers exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP): A cross-sectional study in New Zealand. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 52(4), 271-281
[Journal article]Authored by: Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.

Conference

Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., McKenzie, F., Jeffreys, M., Firestone, R., Pearce, N., . . . Ellison-Loschmann, L. (2016). Occupational risk factors for breast cancer: findings from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Study. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Agency for Research on Cancer 50th Anniversary Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Eng, A., Firestone, R., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., McKenzie, F., Jeffreys, M., Firestone, R., Pearce, N., . . . Ellison-Loschmann, L. (2016). Occupational risk factors for breast cancer: findings from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Study. , International Agency for Research on Cancer 50th Anniversary Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A., Firestone, R., 't Mannetje, A.
Page, K., Matheson, A., Brewer, N., Eng, A., Corbin, M., & Ellison-Loschmann, E. (2015). Sociodemographic factors related to HPV vaccination coverage - a New Zealand case study. Poster session presented at the meeting of HPV 2015. 30th International Papillomvirus Conference. Lisbon, Portugal
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Brewer, N., Corbin, M., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Matheson, A.Contributed to by: Brewer, N.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2011). Work-related Stress and Asthma: Results from a Workforce Survey in New Zealand. , 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., McLean, D., & Pearce, N. (2010). Gender differences in occupational exposure patterns. , Australasian Epidemiological Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., McLean, D., & Pearce, N. (2010). Occupational risk factors for chronic bronchitis and asthma in New Zealand. , International Epidemiological Association (Western Pacific Region)
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Eng, AJ., Ellison-Loschmann, L., 't Mannetje, A., Douwes, J., McLean, D., & Pearce, N. (2009). Ethnic differences in occupational exposure patterns. Vol. 16.2 (pp. 67). , Australasian Epidemiological Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Jay, S., Gander, P., Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., Cheng, S., Douwes, J., . . . Pearce, N. (2009). Hazard prevalence in the workplace and the potential health implications for New Zealanders who do not work the standard work week: a preliminary study. , Australasian Sleep Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Widanarko, B., Legg, SJ., Stevenson, MA., Devereux, JJ., Eng, A., 't mannetje, A., . . . Pearce, N. (2009, May). Prevalence of low back pain in relation to age, gender, and occupation amongst New Zealand employees. Presented at Ergonomics for the Ageing Population Conference. Martinborough, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Douwes, J., Eng, A., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Widanarko, B., Legg, SJ., Stevenson, MA., Devereux, JJ., Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, AM., . . . Pearce, NE. (2009). Prevalence of low back pain in relation to age, gender, and occupation amongst New Zealand employees. Conference Proceedings Ergonomics for the Ageing Population. (pp. 8 - 8).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Cheng, S., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, L., McLean, D., Gander, P., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). Occupational risk factors for asthma in the New Zealand population. , XVIII International Epidemiological Association World Congress of Epidemiology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
McLean, D., Eng, AJ., Dryson, E., Walls, C., Wong, K., Cheng, S., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). Morbidity in former sawmill workers exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP): a cross-sectional study in New Zealand. , 20th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
McLean, D., Eng, AJ., Walls, C., Dryson, E., Harawira, J., Brooks, C., . . . Pearce, N. (2008). Serum dioxin levels in former sawmill workers 20 years after exposure to pentachlorophenol (PCP) ceased. , 19th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, A., & Pearce, N. (2007). Childhood socioeconomic status and mortality from stroke and ischaemic heart disease in New Zealand. Vol. 14.3 (pp. 79). , Australasian Epidemiological Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
't Mannetje, A., Eng, AJ., & Pearce, N. (2007). Farming, growing up on a farm, and the risk of hematologic cancer. A mortality study from New Zealand. Vol. 14.3 (pp. 86). , Australasian Epidemiological Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
McLean, D., Bennett, H., Eng, AJ., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2006). Occupational exposures to organic dust and bacterial endotoxin in the New Zealand poultry processing industry. Vol. 13.3 (pp. 33). , Australasian Epidemiological Association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
McLean, D., Bennett, H., Eng, AJ., Pearce, N., & Douwes, J. (2006). High dust and bacterial endotoxin exposures in poultry processing - a respiratory health risk?. , 8th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Eng, A.
't Mannetje, AM., Eng, AJ., Douwes, JE., Ellison Loschmann, EA., Gander, PH., Glass, B., . . . Pearce, NE. (2006). Determinants of participation in an occupational health survey in New Zealand. In Australasian Epidemiological Association 15th Annual Conference(pp. 107). : AEA
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Gander, P., Laird, I., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.
Eng, AJ., 't Mannetje, AM., Douwes, JE., Ellison Loschmann, EA., Gander, PH., Glass, B., . . . Pearce, NE. (2006). Occupational risk factors for asthma in the New Zealand population. In Australasian Epidemiological Association 15th Annual Conference(pp. 33). : AEA
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Douwes, J., Ellison-Loschmann, E., Eng, A., Gander, P., Laird, I., Legg, S., McLean, D., 't Mannetje, A.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lucy Barnes - PhD
    Work-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Media and Links

Media

  • 26 Feb 2015 - Radio
    Mobile phone harm study finds falling brain cancer
    Radio NZ interview
  • 17 Oct 2013 - Newspaper
    Cellphone users told to cut down use
    Dominion Post news article
  • 03 Jan 2014 - Television
    Raw milk's claimed health benefits put to the test
    TV One News interview

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