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Dr Dave McLean PhD, DipStyMgnt, MSc (A)

Senior Research Officer

Centre for Public Health Research

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2004)
  • Diploma in Safety Management - Massey University (1989)
  • MSc (Applied) - McGill University (1989)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 6

Completed Projects

Project Title: Motor Neuron Disease Study

Study aims to investigate the relationship between MND & a range of known or suspected occupational & environmental exposures.
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Date Range: 2011 - 2014

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Cancer in meat workers: identifying the causal exposures

Significant excess risks of lung cancer and haematologic neoplasms have been observed in meat workers in both cohort and case-control studies conducted in several countries including New Zealand. No specific causes have been identified, although a biological cause is most likely as the risk is highest in parts of the process where workers are exposed to live animals, to animal urine, faeces and blood, or are directly involved in slaughtering. We propose a study including environmental monitoring of bioaerosols to measure proteins, urine and blood, plus methods for universal detection of pathogens in personal and area samples of workplace air; mutagenicity testing of bioaerosol samples; biological monitoring using serological testing, and sputum induction, to establish the presence of candidate microorganisms in the airways of meat workers; we will use this exposure information to update and reanalyse our existing cohort study of mortality and cancer incidence in meatworkers.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2013

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Project Title: Occupational asthma in New Zealand sawmill workers

To assess the incidence of occupational asthma in previously unexposed newly or recently recruited saw mill workers.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2012

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0
Co-supervisor 0 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Grace Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupational and Environmental Risk factors for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in New Zealand

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Samuel Keer - Doctor of Philosophy
    Solvent Neurotoxicity in Vehicle Collision Repair Workers

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