Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Associate Professor Warwick Pearse is the Discipline Leader for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in the School of Public Health & Social Work. Immediately prior to this position he was a senior consultant in OHS and environmental management.
Warwick has held senior executive and senior management positions in the NSW and Commonwealth governments, in the areas of chemical regulation, OHS management and governance. In addition, he has extensive experience in the development, implementation, audit and evaluation of occupational health and safety management systems.
As foundation Director of the Commonwealth National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) from 1990 to 1996 he led the development of significant improvements in the regulation of industrial chemicals at a national level. He has represented Australia in a number of international fora for chemical assessment and harmonisation, including WHO, ILO and the OECD. He has had a long standing interest in the control of major hazards and was closely involved in the development of the NSW major hazards regulations and the national development of hazardous substances regulations.
He has published widely in the fields of chemical assessment and occupational health and safety. His current research interests include evidence based practice in OHS management, the use of data driven prevention strategies and evaluation of OHS interventions.
occupational health, occupational safety, OHS management, OHS intervention studies, Chemical assessment, Chemical regulation
Public Health and Health Services
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Master of Science (Immunology) (University of Sydney)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies (Macquarie University)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Physiology) (University of New England)
- Diploma of Education (University of New England)