Amanda Eng

Doctor of Philosophy, (Epidemiology)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
Workforce survey of occupational exposures & health effects in New Zealand

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Ms Eng’s thesis was based on the first workforce survey of occupational exposures and health effects in the New Zealand working population. She found that occupational exposure to dust, chemicals and certain physical factors remains common in the New Zealand workforce. Substantial differences in exposure prevalence were observed between males and females and Maori and non-Maori workers both within and between occupations. Her thesis also showed that workplace exposures are a risk factor for asthma, with printers, sawmill workers, and bakers, being more likely to have asthma. Finally, her thesis found that work-related stress was associated with asthma.

Associate Professor Andrea 'T Mannetje
Professor Neil Pearce