Peter Smith

Assoc Professor

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Peter Smith is an Associate Professor and Larkins Fellow at the Monash Centre of Occupational and Environmental Health. He has a Masters in Public Health from the University of New South Wales and a PhD from the Institute for Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Before moving to Monash Peter was a Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto. He was also a recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (2008 - 2013). In 2011 he was awarded a three-year Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council (2012 - 2014). He has extensive experience conducting research related to work injury and its consequences using both large population based surveys and administrative workers' compensation data. His major research interests are in the epidemiology of work injury and its consequences; modeling change in labour market conditions over time and examining the associated health effects; and the measurement of aspects of the nature of work. He has particular interests in sub-groups of the labour market including recent immigrants and older workers.


  • Measurement
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Surveys and Survey Research
  • Workers compensation
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Young workers

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2003 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.

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Examining occupational health and safety vulnerability among Canadian workers with disabilities

Breslin, F. C., Lay, A. M., Jetha, A. & Smith, P., 2018, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 40, 18, p. 12138-2143 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

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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