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Dr Ravi Reddy PhD

Senior Lecturer Occupational Health and Safety

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Health Sciences

Ravi Reddy has 20 years of field and academic experience working as an Environmental Health Officer and in various research positions. His doctoral research focussed on occupational health interventions related to noise control and hearing loss prevention. His research interests lie in community health outcomes, occupational health and safety and understanding at-risk and vulnerable group needs. Ravi has experience working in the Pacific and welcomes research collaboration and masters/doctoral research supervision related to Pacific health and migrant health.  

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 2136910
    Location: L3, SNW
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Auckland (2015)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Occupational health & safety

Access to health services

Migrant and minority health

Workplace health promotion

Research Opportunities

  • PhD/Masters  (01/06/2020) I am keen to hear from prospective students who wish to undertake research in the following fields: 1. Occupational health & safety; 2. Community health; 3. Migrant & minority health

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705): Health Promotion (111712): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

Occupational health & safety

Community health

Health promotion

Research Outputs

Journal

Welch, D., Ma, E., & Reddy, R. (2019). Hearing-health intervention for nightclub staff. Health Education Journal. 78(3), 273-287
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., Welch, D., Lima, I., Thorne, P., & Nosa, V. (2019). Identifying hearing care access barriers among older Pacific Island people in New Zealand: A qualitative study. BMJ Open. 9(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., Welch, D., Ameratunga, S., & Thorne, P. (2017). An ecological approach to hearing-health promotion in workplaces. International Journal of Audiology. 56(5), 316-327
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Welch, D., Reddy, R., Hand, J., & Devine, IM. (2016). Educating teenagers about hearing health by training them to educate children. International Journal of Audiology. 55(9), 499-506
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., Welch, D., Ameratunga, S., & Thorne, P. (2014). Development of the hearing protection assessment (HPA-2) questionnaire. Occupational Medicine. 64(3), 198-205
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., Kafoa, B., Wainiqolo, I., Kool, B., Gentles, D., McCaig, E., . . . Ameratunga, S. (2013). Workplace injuries in Fiji: A population-based study (TRIP 7). Occupational Medicine. 63(4), 284-286
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Peiris-John, R., Kafoa, B., Wainiqolo, I., Reddy, RK., Mccaig, E., & Ameratunga, SN. (2013). Population-based characteristics of fatal and hospital admissions for poisoning in Fiji: TRIP Project-11. Injury Prevention. 19(5), 355-357
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, RK., Welch, D., Thorne, P., & Ameratunga, S. (2012). Hearing protection use in manufacturing workers: A qualitative study. Noise and Health. 14(59), 202-209
[Journal article]Authored by: Reddy, R.

Conference

Reddy, R. (2019, February). A Multi-Level Approach to Improve and Promote Hearing Health Care Among Underserved Populations. Presented at 2nd Sound Hearing 2030 World Congress. Bali, Indonesia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2018). Uptake of hearing-health services among older people of Pacific Island ethnicity in New Zealand. Presented at 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health. Edinburgh, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2018). Cultural influences on hearing care services among ethnic minority older people in New Zealand. Presented at 34th World Congress of Audiology. Cape Town, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2016). An ecological approach to understand & promote hearing protection behaviour in workplaces. Presented at National hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Conference
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2016). Hearing-health promotion in the Pacific: Collaboration for research and programme implementation. Presented at Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium. Suva, Fiji.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., & Welch, D. (2016, March). A successful workplace behaviour change programme from the US. Presented at European Hearing Conservation Conference. Manchester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2015). Hearing conservation in workplaces. Presented at Audiology Spring Symposium. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2014). The effectiveness of a NIHL prevention programme – A pilot study. Poster session presented at the meeting of National hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) Conference
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Meinke, D., Welch, D., & Reddy, R.(Workshop): The Ecology of Hearing Loss Prevention: Training Adults about NIHL.. . Las Vegas, US
[Conference Other]Authored by: Reddy, R.Contributed to by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., Welch, D., Thorne, P., & Ameratunga, S. (2014). Effectiveness of a workplace hearing loss prevention training intervention - ‘A pilot study'.. Presented at Wellbeing at Work Conference. Copanhagen, Denmark.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Thorne, PR., Coad, G., Reddy, R., & Welch, D.Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and strategies for its prevention in the New Zealand population: The Kiwi connection. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. 1939-800X.
[Conference]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R., & Welch, D. (2011). Factors influencing workers' behaviour towards hearing protection. Presented at 2th Asia-Oceania Otolaryngology Congress. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2011). Noise induced hearing loss in the Pacific Islands: health promotion through research. Presented at Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium. Nadi, Fiji.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.
Reddy, R. (2011). Hearing protection use in manufacturing workers-a qualitative study. Presented at Occupational Health & Safety Group (OHSIG) Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Reddy, R.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I
  • 251.374 Project in Occupational Health and Safety
  • 251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health

Graduate Supervision Statement

CURRENT:

  • Eranthi LK (Phd): Evaluation of a hearing conservation intervention. (co-supervisor). University of Auckland
  • Ilaisaane Maafi (MHSc): Hearing conservation programme for Pasifika university students. (co-supervisor). University of Auckland
  • Mohammed Omar (MAud): Hearing-health outcomes among the Somali community in NZ. (co-supervisor). University of Auckland. 
  • Helen Boseley (MAud): Occupational hearing loss in South Waikato District. (co-supervisor). University of Auckland. 

COMPLETED:

2020

  • Prabhjot Kainth (MAud): Noise exposure and attitudes to hearing loss among Sikh minority community in NZ. (main supervisor). University of Auckland.

2019

  • Jay Patel (MAud): Noise Exposure and Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Musicians (co-supervisor). University of Auckland.

2018

  • Stephanie Louisa Calvert (MAud): Investigation of Factors Influencing the Uptake of Hearing-Health Services (co-supervisor). University of Auckland.
  • Dunja Vajsakovic (BSc Hons): Revising and improving the Hearing Aid Selection profile.  Measuring patients’ attitudes towards hearing aids and the factors governing them (co-supervisor). University of Auckland.
  • Ilaisaane Mafi (Summer studentship): Noise exposure among Pasifika university students in NZ (main supervisor). University of Auckland.

2017

  • Alice Lindeman (MAud): Hearing Protection Use in New Zealand Hunters: Exploring Motivation and Masculinity (co-supervisor). University of Auckland.
  • Chehanya Janelle O’Flaherty (MAud): The Effect of Fitting the Right Hearing Protection Device: An Intervention Study (co-supervisor). University of Auckland.

2016

  • Latasi Koro (Summer studentship): Perceptions and attitudes of Pasifika University students towards noise exposure caused by nightclub attendance (main supervisor). University of Auckland.

Dr Ravi Reddy is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

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