Peter Smith

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


Peter Smith is an Adjunct Associate Professor and former 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. Peter is currently the President and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto.

He is a former recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (2008 - 2013), a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council (2012 - 2014), and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health (2014 - 2019).

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

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