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EHA : Annual Review and Yearbook 2008
Board of Directors Environmental Health Australia Ron Fry MAIEH Ron has been an Environmental Health Officer since 1986 and is employed by the Hobart City Council. He joined EHA in1987 and was elected to the Tasmanian Branch Council in 2003. He holds a Diploma of Applied Science (Environmental Health) awarded by the Institute of TAFE Tasmania in 1996. Ron has gained experience in the profession working with other councils in the greater Hobart area, the North West coast of Tasmania and for a short period with the Department of Health and Human Services in the area of food safety. In 1995 he joined the Institute of TAFE Tasmania where he taught a number of subjects in the current Advanced Diploma of Environmental Health course for eight years. During this time he was awarded a Bachelor of Adult Vocation and Education from the University of Tasmania. He also delivers food handler training to food business operators for the Hobart City Council. Ron is Senior Vice President of the Tasmanian Branch of EHA. Eric Johnson MAIEH Eric qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1981 and worked for several years with the Hobart City Council before moving to the State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He joined EHA in the early 80s and is a current Tasmanian Branch Councillor. Eric’s duties with DHHS are centered on formulating and implementing State food policy and legislation and managing the small food safety team. He has significant day-to-day contact with Tasmanian Local Government EHOs on all matters concerning food safety and also represents the State on several national food safety forums including the Implementation Sub Committee. Dr Thomas Tenkate FAIEH Dr Thomas Tenkate, lecturer in environmental health at the QUT School of Public Health since 2003, the Postgraduate Course Coordinator for the public health programs and subject area coordinator for environmental health. Thomas holds a Dr PH in environmental health (specializing in occupational hygiene) from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA (1998) and has worked in the environmental health field since 1990, predominantly for Queensland Health (10 years). He is also actively involved with many professional organisations, particularly Environmental Health Australia, holding a number of elected and committee positions at both state and national level. Thomas is on the advisory board of the Environmental Health Journal and is the Book Review Editor. His general areas of interest are: environmental and occupational health and hygiene, human health risks of climate change, food safety, human health risk assessment, communicable diseases, environmental epidemiology, and disaster management. A continuing key research interest is human exposure and health risks from UV radiation. 4 EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2008