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Research Output

2020

Coal-mine fire-related fine particulate matter and medical-service utilization in Australia: a time-series analysis from the Hazelwood Health Study

Johnson, A. L., Gao, C. X., Dennekamp, M., Williamson, G. J., Carroll, M. TC., Dimitriadis, C., Dipnall, J. F., Ikin, J. F., Johnston, F. H., McFarlane, A. C., Sim, M. R., Stub, D. A., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 1 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 49, 1, p. 80-93 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Predictive value of non-specific bronchial challenge testing for respiratory symptoms and lung function in aluminium smelter workers

Abramson, M. J., Gwini, S. M., De Klerk, N. H., Del Monaco, A., Dennekamp, M., Fritschi, L., Dimitriadis, C., Mohebbi, M., Musk, A. W. B. & Sim, M. R., 7 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 5 p., 106344.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The factors associated with distress following exposure to smoke from an extended coal mine fire

Broder, J. C., Gao, C. X., Campbell, T. C. H., Berger, E., Maybery, D., McFarlane, A., Tsoutsoulis, J., Ikin, J., Abramson, M. J., Sim, M. R., Walker, J., Luhar, A. & Carroll, M., Nov 2020, In : Environmental Pollution. 266, Pt 2, 9 p., 115131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2019

Differences Over Time in the Prognostic Effect of Return to Work Self-Efficacy on a Sustained Return to Work

Black, O., Sim, M. R., Collie, A. & Smith, P., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 29, 3, p. 660-667 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fine particulate matter exposure and medication dispensing during and after a coal mine fire: A time series analysis from the Hazelwood Health Study

Johnson, A. L., Dipnall, J. F., Dennekamp, M., Williamson, G. J., Gao, C. X., Carroll, M. T. C., Dimitriadis, C., Ikin, J. F., Johnston, F. H., McFarlane, A. C., Sim, M. R., Stub, D. A., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 1 Mar 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 246, p. 1027-1035 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Health Care Provider Communication and the Duration of Time Loss among Injured Workers: A Prospective Cohort Study

Lane, T. J., Lilley, R., Black, O., Sim, M. R. & Smith, P. M., 2019, In : Medical Care. 57, 9, p. 718-722 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Impact of Combat Report

Lawrence-Wood, E., McFarlane, A., Lawrence, A., Hodson, S., Benassi, H., Bryant, R., Sadler, N., Korgaonkar, M., Rosenfeld, J., Sim, M., Kelsall, H., Abraham, M., Baur, J., Howell, S., Hansen, C., Iannos, M., Searle, A. & Van Hooff, M., 2019, Canberra ACT Australia: Australian Government Department of Veterans' Affairs. 378 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

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Mortality and cancer incidence among female Australian firefighters

Glass, D. C., Del Monaco, A., Pircher, S., Vander Hoorn, S. & Sim, M. R., Apr 2019, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 76, 4, p. 215-221 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Quality of Life in Gulf War Veterans: the Influence of Recency and Persistence of Psychiatric Morbidity

Wright, B. K., Kelsall, H. L., Sim, M. R. & Clarke, D. M., Mar 2019, In : Applied Research in Quality of Life. 14, 1, p. 23-38 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Uncertainty Analysis of Mobile Phone Use and Its Effect on Cognitive Function: The Application of Monte Carlo Simulation in a Cohort of Australian Primary School Children

Brzozek, C., Benke, K. K., Zeleke, B. M., Croft, R. J., Dalecki, A., Dimitriadis, C., Kaufman, J., Sim, M. R., Abramson, M. J. & Benke, G., 8 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 13, 10 p., 2428.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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2018

A Prospective Cohort Study of the Impact of Return-to-Work Coordinators in Getting Injured Workers Back on the Job

Lane, T. J., Lilley, R., Hogg-Johnson, S., LaMontagne, A. D., Sim, M. R. & Smith, P. M., 2018, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 28, 2, p. 298-306 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Brown Coal Mine Fire-Related Fine Particulate Matter and Medical Service Utilisation in Australia: A Time Series Analysis

Johnson, A., Dipnall, J., Dennekamp, M., Williamson, G., Gao, C., Carroll, M., Dimitriadis, C., Ikin, J., Johnston, F., McFarlane, A., Sim, M., Stub, D., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

7 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy of Low-Dose Amitriptyline for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Urquhart, D. M., Wluka, A. E., Van Tulder, M., Heritier, S., Forbes, A., Fong, C., Wang, Y., Sim, M. R., Gibson, S. J., Arnold, C. & Cicuttini, F. M., 1 Oct 2018, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 178, 11, p. 1474-1481 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Ergonomic interventions for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and neck among office workers

Hoe, V. C. W., Urquhart, D. M., Kelsall, H. L., Zamri, E. N. & Sim, M. R., 23 Oct 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, 10, 135 p., CD008570.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating transmitted power density from mobile phone: an epidemiological pilot study with a software modified phone

Bhatt, C. R., Redmayne, M., Abramson, M. J., Sim, M. R., Brzozek, C., Zeleke, B. M. & Benke, G., 1 Dec 2018, In : Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. 41, 4, p. 985-991 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Extreme heat threatens the health of Australians

McInnes, J. A., Smith, P. & Sim, M. R., 16 Apr 2018, In : The Medical Journal of Australia. 208, 7, p. 322-322 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Fine Particulate Matter and Medications Dispensed during and after a Brown Coal Mine Fire: A Time Series Analysis

Johnson, A., Dipnall, J., Dennekamp, M., Williamson, G., Gao, X., Carroll, M., Dimitriadis, C., Ikin, J., Johnston, F., McFarlane, A. C., Sim, M., Stub, D., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Hazelwood Health Study Adult Survey: Volume 2 The relationship between Hazelwood mine fire smoke exposure and health outcomes

Blackman, J., Carroll, M., Gao, C., Del Monaco, A., Brown, D., Guo, Y., Maybery, D., Sim, M., Dimitriadis, C., Harrison, S., Johnson, A., Campbell, T., Liew, D., Denny, S., O'Dwyer, T., Walker, J. & Abramson, M., 22 Nov 2018, 1.1 ed. Melbourne: Hazelwood Health Study Team. 44 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

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Hazelwood Health Study Annual Report 4

Abramson, M., Allgood, S., Betts, J., Blackman, J., Brown, D., Del Monaco, A., Dipnall, J., Dimitriadis, C., Gao, C., Guo, Y., Harrison, S., Kilpatrick, K., Liew, D., O'Dwyer, T., Sim, M., Stub, D., Taggert, A., Taylor, S., Thomas, K., Walker, J. & 11 others, Allen, S., Campbell, T., Carroll, M., Denny, S., Jones, R., Lee, S., Mallia, S., Peppin, M., Sawyer, K., Maybery, D. & Berger, E., 16 Nov 2018, Hazelwood Health Study Team. 130 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

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Recall of mobile phone usage and laterality in young people: The multinational Mobi-Expo study

Goedhart, G., van Wel, L., Langer, C. E., de Llobet Viladoms, P., Wiart, J., Hours, M., Kromhout, H., Benke, G., Bouka, E., Bruchim, R., Choi, K. H., Eng, A., Ha, M., Huss, A., Kiyohara, K., Kojimahara, N., Krewski, D., Lacour, B., ‘t Mannetje, A., Maule, M. & 12 others, Migliore, E., Mohipp, C., Momoli, F., Petridou, E. T., Radon, K., Remen, T., Sadetzki, S., Sim, M., Weinmann, T., Cardis, E., Vrijheid, M. & Vermeulen, R., 1 Aug 2018, In : Environmental Research. 165, p. 150-157 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Symptom attribution and treatment seeking in Australian veterans

Wright, B. K., Kelsall, H. L., Clarke, D. M., McFarlane, A. C. & Sim, M. R., 1 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Health Psychology. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Association Between Time Taken to Report, Lodge, and Start Wage Replacement and Return-to-Work Outcomes

Cocker, F., Sim, M. R., Kelsall, H. & Smith, P., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60, 7, p. 622-630 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
12 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of sustained hot weather on risk of acute work-related injury in Melbourne, Australia

McInnes, J. A., MacFarlane, E. M., Sim, M. R. & Smith, P., Feb 2018, In : International Journal of Biometeorology. 62, 2, p. 153-163 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Workplace Social System and Sustained Return-to-Work: A Study of Supervisor and Co-worker Supportiveness and Injury Reaction

Jetha, A., LaMontagne, A. D., Lilley, R., Hogg-Johnson, S., Sim, M. & Smith, P., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 28, 3, p. 486-494 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)
2017

A return-to-work self-efficacy scale for workers with psychological or musculoskeletal work-related injuries

Black, O., Sim, M. R., Collie, A. & Smith, P., 20 Feb 2017, In : Quality & Quantity. 51, 1, p. 413-424 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Cohort profile: Workers' compensation in a changing Australian labour market: The return to work (RTW) study

Dimitriadis, C., Lamontagne, A. D., Lilley, R., Hogg-Johnson, S., Sim, M. & Smith, P., Nov 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 11, 9 p., e016366.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Cohort Profile: The Australian Gulf War Veterans' Health Study cohort

Ilkin, J. F., Kelsall, H., McKenzie, D. P., Gwini, S. M., Forbes, A. B., Glass, D. C., McFarlane, A. C., Clarke, D., Wright, B., Del Monaco, A. & Sim, M. R., 1 Feb 2017, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 46, 1, 31.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Comparability of health service use by veterans with multisymptom illness and those with chronic diseases

Gwini, S. M., Forbes, A. B., Sim, M. R. & Kelsal, H. L., 1 Feb 2017, In : International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 29, 1, p. 90-97 8 p., mzw138.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparison of two measures of work functioning in a population of claimants with physical and psychological injuries

Chambers, J. A., Smith, P. M., Sim, M. R. & LaMontagne, A. D., 1 Jan 2017, In : Quality & Quantity. 51, 1, p. 425-434 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

ELF exposure from mobile and cordless phones for the epidemiological MOBI-Kids study

Calderón, C., Ichikawa, H., Taki, M., Wake, K., Addison, D., Mee, T., Maslanyj, M., Kromhout, H., Lee, A-K., Sim, M. R., Wiart, J. & Cardis, E., 2017, In : Environment International. 101, p. 59-69 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Epidemiological Differences between Localized and Nonlocalized Low Back Pain

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., Felknor, S. A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Vargas-Prada, S., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M., Warnakulasuriya, S. S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B. & 3 others, Sim, M. R., Kelsall, H. L. & Urquhart, D. M., 15 May 2017, In : Spine. 42, 10, p. 740-747 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Hazelwood Health Study Annual Report 3

Abramson, M., Allgood, S., Blackman, J., Del Monaco, A., Dennekamp, M., Dipnall, J., Dimitriadis, C., Gao, C., Guo, Y., Harrison, S., Kilpatrick, K., Perera, P., Pomeroy, S., Sim, M., Stub, D., Straney, L., Taggert, A., Thomas, K., Walker, J., Carroll, M. & 24 others, Chisholm, M., Denny, S., Jones, R., Lee, S., Mallia, S., Maybery, D., Sawyer, K., Thompson, B., Berger, E., James, A., Morrissey, B., Walker, L., Whyte, S., Yell, S., Dalton, M., Johnston, F., Reeves, M., Melody, S., Wheeler, A., Jones, P., Easley, E., Borg, B., Dewar, L. & Duffy, D. M., 16 Nov 2017, Melbourne: Hazelwood Health Study Team. 115 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

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Immunological effects among workers who handle engineered nanoparticles

Glass, D. C., Mazhar, M., Xiang, S., Dean, P., Simpson, P., Priestly, B., Plebanski, M., Abramson, M., Sim, M. R. & Dennekamp, M., 1 Dec 2017, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74, 12, p. 868-876 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Mortality and cancer incidence among male volunteer Australian firefighters

Glass, D. C., Del Monaco, A., Pircher, S., Hoorn, S. V. & Sim, M. R., 1 Sep 2017, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74, p. 628-638 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Patterns of cellular phone use among young people in 12 countries: Implications for RF exposure

Langer, C. E., de Llobet, P., Dalmau, A., Wiart, J., Goedhart, G., Hours, M., Benke, G. P., Bouka, E., Bruchim, R., Choi, K. H., Eng, A., Ha, M., Karalexi, M., Kiyohara, K., Kojimahara, N., Krewski, D. R., Kromhout, H., Lacour, B., 't Mannetje, A., Maule, M. & 12 others, Migliore, E., Mohipp, C., Momoli, F., Petridou, E., Radon, K., Remen, T., Sadetzki, S., Sim, M. R., Weinmann, T., Vermeulen, R., Cardis, E. & Vrijheid, M., 2017, In : Environment International. 107, p. 65-74 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Reflections on OEM in 2016

Sim, M. R., 1 Jan 2017, In : Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 74, 1, p. 1 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Use of mobile and cordless phones and change in cognitive function: A prospective cohort analysis of Australian primary school children

Bhatt, C. R., Benke, G., Smith, C. L., Redmayne, M., Dimitriadis, C., Dalecki, A., Macleod, S., Sim, M. R., Croft, R. J., Wolfe, R., Kaufman, J. & Abramson, M. J., 19 Jun 2017, In : Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. 16, 1, 10 p., 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Working in hot weather: A review of policies and guidelines to minimise the risk of harm to Australian workers

McInnes, J. A., MacFarlane, E. M., Sim, M. R. & Smith, P., 2017, In : Injury Prevention. 23, 5, p. 334-339 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

2016

Assessment of personal exposure from radiofrequency-electromagnetic fields in Australia and Belgium using on-body calibrated exposimeters

Bhatt, C. R., Thielens, A., Billah, B., Redmayne, M., Abramson, M. J., Sim, M. R., Vermeulen, R., Martens, L., Joseph, W. & Benke, G., 1 Nov 2016, In : Environmental Research. 151, p. 547-563 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

21 Citations (Scopus)

Childhood lead exposure, childhood trauma, substance use and subclinical psychotic experiences-a longitudinal cohort study

Galletly, C. A., Clark, L. S., McFarlane, A., Searle, A. K., Sawyer, M. G., Sim, M., Baghurst, P. A. & Van Hooff, M., 30 May 2016, In : Psychiatry Research. 239, p. 54-61 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Classification of neck/shoulder pain in epidemiological research: A comparison of personal and occupational characteristics, disability, and prognosis among 12,195 workers from 18 countries

Sarquis, L. M., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., Felknor, S. A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Vargas-Prada, S., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M., Warnakulasuriya, S. S. P., Matsudaira, K. & 37 others, Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M. R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M. H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M. V., Quintana, L. A., Rojas, M., Harris, E. C., Serra, C., Martinez, J. M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F. G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M. M., Pesatori, A. C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Freimann, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R. J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinghe, R. A., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H. L., Hoe, V. C. W., Urquhart, D. M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A. & Salazar Vega, E. J., 1 May 2016, In : Pain. 157, 5, p. 1028-1036 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Cohort Profile: Health Watch-a 30-year prospective cohort study of Australian petroleum industry workers

Glass, D. C., Wood, E., Del Monaco, A. & Sim, M. R., 1 Jun 2016, In : International Journal of Epidemiology. 45, 3, p. 700-706 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Compensation claims for occupational noise induced hearing loss between 1998 and 2008: Yearly incidence rates and trends in older workers

Radi, S., Benke, G., Schaafsma, F. & Sim, M., Apr 2016, In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 40, 2, p. 181-185 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Descriptive Epidemiology of Somatising Tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study

Vargas-Prada, S., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K. T., Felli, V. E., Harari, R., Barrero, L. H., Felknor, S. A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R., Sadeghian, F., Masood Kadir, M., Warnakulasuriya, S. S. P., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B. & 37 others, Sim, M. R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Sarquis, L. M., Marziale, M. H., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M. V., Quintana, L. A., Rojas, M., Clare Harris, E., Serra, C., Miguel Martinez, J., Delclos, G., Benavides, F. G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M. M., Pesatori, A. C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Freimann, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R. J., Sathiakumar, N., Rajitha Wickremasinghe, A., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H. L., Hoe, V. C. W., Urquhart, D. M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P., Gray, A. & Salazar Vega, E. J., 1 Apr 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 4, 17 p., e0153748.

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure during a prolonged wildfire period and emergency department visits for asthma

Haikerwal, A., Akram, M., Sim, M. R., Meyer, M., Abramson, M. J. & Dennekamp, M., Jan 2016, In : Respirology. 21, 1, p. 88-94 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)