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 2020

Research Output 2003 2019

The power of a photograph to capture many truths in occupational health

Quinn, M. M., Seixas, N. S. & Smith, P. M., 16 Feb 2019, In : Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 63, 2, p. 131-132 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

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

Corrigendum: Gender, work, and health (Annals of Work Exposures and Health (2018) 62:4 (389-392) DOI: 10.1093/annweh/wxy019)

Quinn, M. M. & Smith, P. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 62, 4, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Open Access

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

Extreme heat threatens the health of Australians

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

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review