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Tord Kjellström Professor Tord Kjellström MME (Stockholm), MedDr (Stockholm)

Present Affiliations: Honorary Professor, Centre for Global Health Research, University of Umeå, Sweden, and University of Tromso, Norway.

Director, Health and Environment International Trust, Mapua, Nelson, New Zealand (consultancy)

Formerly: Professor, Professor, Visiting Fellow, Climate Change Institute, ANU Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Honorary Fellow, Department of  Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand

Professor of Environmental Health, New Zealand Environmental and Occupational Health Research Centre, Division of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Scientific Director, The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Professor, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU, Canberra, Australia

Visiting Professor, National Institute of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden

Honorary Professor at the Institute for GlobalHealth, University Collage London, UK

Current research interests: The impacts of climate and climate change on direct heat exposure on working people. A presentation on October 2012 at the University of Otago, Wellington, NZ.

His research had produced well over 300 publication (in 2008). See contributions on ResearchGate.

Short CV for Tord Kjellström.


James LeighDoctor James Leigh MB, MD, PhD, MA, MSc, BLeqS

Present Positions:

Senior Research Consultant, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, and Senior Lecturer in the Sydney School of Public Health,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Honorary Professor, Shandong Academy of Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine, P.R. China


Head of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and Coordinator of the Australian Mesothelioma Register.

Recently: Dr. Leigh has been admitted as a Barrister-at-Law of New South Wales Supreme Court and acted as medico-legal advisor in asbestos-related disease compensation in tort cases, especially in the United Kingdom.

Research Interests: Occupational and Environmental Health; Occupational Lung Diseases; Asbestos related disease; Silica related disease; Coal dust related disease

Dr. Leigh has published more than 250 research items; see: ResearchGate


Seppo SarnaProfessor Seppo Sarna FL (Applied Mathematics), VTT (Statistics)

Present Position: Emeritus professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Formerly: Professor of Biometry and Vice Head of Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of University of Helsinki, Finland

Assistant Professor of Data Processing, University of Oulu, Finland

Assistant Professor of Data Processing, University of Helsinki, Finland

Professor of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dissertation: Zygosity diagnosis in epidemiological twin studies by blood markers
and by questionnaire

Research Interests: Sports Exercise; Physical Activity

Major Project: Mortality, morbidity and health habits of former elite athletes

Prof. Sarna has published over 400 research items, mainly in medical journals; see ResearchGate.




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