CHEP at UQ
CHEP plays an important role in children's environmental health research at the University of Queensland (UQ), bringing together researchers from many fields, connecting UQ researchers with international experts and advising World Health Organization policy makers. CHEP has forged strong and active collaborations within UQ, especially with the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology (ENTOX), the School of Public Health and the Global Change Institute. We are currently actively contributing to UQ's plans to develop a new venture in Shenzhen, China, in particular in the area of education and research in environmental health. CHEP has a focus in education and training, adding a children's environmental health component to Masters Level and short summer courses in the School of Public Health, in conjunction with Dr Paul Jagals. CHEP staff currently contribute to the supervision of 12 RhD students at UQ and had 2 successful PhD completions in 2014.
The development of the new Children's Health Research Centre (CHRC) located on the South Brisbane campus of the Lady Cliento Children's Hospital is a good opportunity to develop a coordinated and ambitious plan for children's environmental health research at UQ.
CHEP regularly collaborates with a wide variety on International and National organizations, including: Department of Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health, WHO (Switzerland); WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (Philippines); National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (USA); Chulabhorn Research Institute (Thailand); Gwangju Institute for Science and Technology (South Korea); Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) Institute of Biomedical Research (IPB-PUCRS) Infant Center (Brazil); Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (Melbourne); Edith Cowen University (Perth); Telethon Kids Institute (Perth). These collaborations provide UQ staff and students with the opportunity to be exposed to and to work with major international and national environmental health groups.
CHEP Organizational Chart.