Dr Thomas Tenkate
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BiographyThomas Tenkate has lectured in environmental health at the QUT School of Public Health since 2003. He currently coordinates the postgraduate teaching programs for the School.
Thomas has worked in the environmental health field since 1990, predominantly for Queensland Health (10 years).
His work experience includes a wide variety of environmental health roles:
He also manages a large number of local, state and national projects.
- 2007: QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award
- 2007: Environmental Health Professional of the Year, Environmental Health Australia (Queensland Branch)
- 2003: QUT School of Public Health, Outstanding Contribution Award – Academic Staff
- 2002: Ken Brookes Memorial Prize, Australian Institute of Environmental Health.
Food safety, communicable diseases, food poisoning, mosquito control, ultraviolet radiation
Public Health and Health Services
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH) (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
- Master of Applied Science (Queensland University of Technology)
- Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) (Queensland University of Technology)
- Graduate Certificate in Management (Queensland University of Technology)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Fellow - Environmental Health Australia
- Fellow - Royal Society of Public Health, United Kingdom
- Member - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
- Member - Australian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment
- Member - National Environmental Health Association, USA.
He also teaches across the postgraduate environmental health program, particularly in:
- PUN363 Environmental Health Law
- PUN364 Food Safety
- PUN620 Concepts of Environmental Health
- PUN466 Communicable Diseases
- PUN467 Public Health Risk Assessment
- PUN617 Environmental Health Management.
Thomas is actively involved with a number of professional organisations.
He is the National President and a director on the natioinal board of Environmental Health Australia, the peak professional association for environmental health practitioners.
He has had a long involvement in professional development by contributing to committees and elected positions at a state level with Environmental Health Australia.
Thomas is also actively involved with the journal, Environmental Health; he is on its advisory board and is the Book Review Editor.
- Fleming M, Tenkate T, Gould T, (2009) Ecological sustainability: What role for public health education?, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6 (7), pp. 2028-2040.
- Eldridge D, Tenkate T, (2008) The role of environmental health in disaster management: A qualitative study of Australian experiences, Journal of Environmental Health, 71 (2), pp. 31-36.
- Tenkate T, (2008) Welding arc time and uv exposure: Implications for worker safety, Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 24 (2), pp. 161-166.
- Eldridge D, Tenkate T, (2006) The role of environmental health in disaster management: a qualitative study.
- Tenkate T, Stafford R, (2001) Risk Factors for Campylobacter Infection in Infants and Young Children : A Matched Case-Control Study, Epidemiology and Infection, 127 (3), pp. 399-404.
- Kimlin M, Tenkate T, (2007) Occupational exposure to ultraviolet radiation: The duality dilemma, Reviews on Environmental Health, 22 (1), pp. 1-38.
- Tenkate T, (2004) Application of economic evaluation in environmental health, Environmental Health, 4 (1), pp. 73-83.
- Kimlin M, Tenkate T, (2006) Occupational UV Exposure - The Duality Dilemma, Reviews on Environmental Health, 22 (1), pp. 1-37.
- Eldridge D, Tenkate T, (2006) The Role of Environmental Health in Disaster Management: An Overview and Review of Barriers and Facilitators for Action, Reviews on Environmental Health, 21 (4), pp. 281-293.
- Earl C, Tenkate T, (2006) Sun Protection Policies and Practices of Sporting and Recreation Organisations and Clubs in Queensland, Environmental Health, 6 (1), pp. 43-52.