‘Asbestos remains ubiquitous in our environment and we continually need to ensure people are aware of the dangers this poses. From the first time I met Jo (Morris) I have been impressed with the commitment that Reflections, as an organisation, has in raising awareness about asbestos and in supporting research into asbestos-related disease.’
Peter Franklin has a strong interest in, and understanding of, asbestos exposure and asbestos-related disease from both a research and policy point of view. He works in asbestos research at UWA, and asbestos policy at the WA Department of Health.
Peter is an occupational and environmental epidemiologist with a strong research interest in both occupational and non-occupational exposure to asbestos. Other research interests include mining exposures, indoor and outdoor air pollution and children’s environmental health. For the past 10 years he has worked in the Occupational Respiratory Epidemiology (ORE) research group at the School of Population and Global Health, UWA. He also teaches environmental and occupational health within the Masters of Public Health program.
In 2012 Peter took a position as a science and policy officer at the Environmental Health Directorate, WA Department of Health. In this role he has been involved in the review and update of the public health asbestos regulations. He also provides advice to the public and local governments on asbestos-related issues and helps in developing material to improve the public’s awareness of asbestos in the built environment.