Creating environmental and occupational health
Derek R. Smith
Occupational hazards have plagued human civilisation since time immemorial and much of the progress in making workplaces safer is reflected by, and recorded in, the academic periodicals of environmental and occupational health. As a result, careful examination of these journals provides an interesting record of the field itself, as well as documenting the concerns and issues deemed important by editorial boards and contributors over time.
Derek R. Smith is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Deputy Director (Research) of the Central Coast Campus and Director of the WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence; all at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. He is active in many different research areas including environmental and occupational health, public health, epidemiology, bibliometrics and medical history.