Posts for 2017

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The Conversation: Thunderstorm asthma: who’s at risk and how to manage it

“Late in the afternoon of a hot spring day, November 21, 2016, a thunderstorm from the northwest swept over Geelong and Melbourne, triggering the world’s most devastating thunderstorm asthma epidemic. The scale and impact of this unparalleled public health emergency took Victorians by surprise. Thousands of people began, almost…

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ABC TV: Associate Professor Davies on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

Associate Professor Janet Davies on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast discussing how to manage your Spring allergies…

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Media release: Summer is coming: hay fever & asthma sufferers beware

Thunderstorms are part and parcel of Queensland’s spring and summer.  In parts of Australia, thunderstorms can be deadly for people with hay fever and asthma, says QUT Faculty of Health expert Professor Janet Davies. “Thunderstorms combined with extreme levels of grass pollen triggered asthma in thousands of people across Melbourne last…

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PhD scholarship for grass pollen aerobiology and allergy research

The Allergy Research Group is seeking a doctoral candidate to join a leading interdisciplinary team researching pollen aerobiology and its impact on allergic disease. You will join a dynamic collaborative team to contribute studies linked to an ARC Discovery project on satellite tracking of emerging health threats from grass pollen…