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EHA : EHA Yearbook 2010
EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2010 3 Environmental Health Australia National President (to Aug 2009) National President (from Sep 2009) Dr Jim Smith LFEHA Jim has been a public health management consultant for twenty years and he has provided services to government, industry and community sectors in the areas of public and environmental health strategic planning and facilitation, policy development, and food safety risk management. Jim's professional background includes: nursing; local and state environmental health service delivery; executive management; university teaching and research; and business. Jim's research interests are intergovernmental relations in public health, the history and development of the local government public and environmental health role, environmental health education and practice, and food safety policy. Jim has been an active member of EHA for many years and currently chairs the Board's Environmental Health Course Advisory Committee, and is the Editor of Environmental Health. In the past he has been President of the Victorian Branch (1998-2002), a Board Director (1999-2003), National Vice-President (2000-2003), and the Board's Policy and Governance Adviser (2003-06). Dr Thomas Tenkate FEHA Dr Thomas Tenkate has lectured in environmental health at the QUT School of Public Health since 2003 and is the Postgraduate Course Coordinator for the public health programs and subject area coordinator for environmental health. Thomas holds a Dr PH in environmental health 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. 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. Board of Directors Vice President (to Oct 2009) Fleur Cousins FEHA Fleur holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) and Diploma of Management and has been working in the area of Environmental Health for 13 years within local government and is currently employed by Knox City Council in the role of Coordinator Health Services. Fleur has been actively involved with the Victorian Branch of EHA since 1997 and has held the positions of Associate State Councillor, State Councillor, State Conference committee member and secretary of the Food Safety Special Interest Group, Branch President from August 2003 to August 2005 and she joined the Board of Directors in August 2003. During her time on the Board, Fleur has held the position of Chair of the Finance Management Committee, Convener of the 2004 National Conference held in Melbourne, Co-convenor of the 2006 National Conference held in Sydney and National Vice President. Fleur has a real passion for the Environmental Health profession and is committed to enhancing the role of EHA to support Environmental Health Practitioners.