Profile Image

Professor Derek Smith

Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health

School of Health Sciences (Occupational Health and Safety)

Career Summary

Biography

Award-winning, multidisciplinary researcher ranked in the Top 5% worldwide at ResearchGate.com (2014) and ranked among the Top 25 researchers at the University of Newcastle (ERA, 2012). Research interests include: Occupational Health, Public Health, Hazard Assessment, Risk Factor Evaluation, Epidemiology, Bibliometrics and Research Utility, Tropical Health, Student Health and Medical History.

Research Expertise
My main research areas of expertise are: - Environmental and Occupational Health - Bibliometrics - Medical History - Occupational Epidemiology - Research Metrics I have undertaken research and published in all of these fields.

Teaching Expertise
Environmental and Occupational Health


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medical Science, University of Yamanashi - Japan
  • PhD, University of Southern Queensland
  • Certified Professional Ergonomist, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia

Keywords

  • Bibliometrics
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medical History
  • Occupational Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Research Metrics

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110399Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified25
111099Nursing not elsewhere classified25
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - 31/03/2016Professor of Environmental & OccupaUniversity of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
1/02/2010 - 17/12/2010Deputy Director CCC (Research)University of Newcastle
Director Central Coast Campuses
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2008 - Editorial BoardAnnals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
Australia
1/01/2007 - Editorial BoardArchives of Environmental & Occupational Health
Australia

Awards

Recipient

YearAward
2011Medal for Outstanding Services
Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM)

Recognition

YearAward
2010Outstanding Alumni Award
James Cook University

Research Award

YearAward
2010Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2008Sidney Sax Oration
Organisation: James Cook University Description: Sidney Sax Oration
Edit

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Smith DR, Smith D, Leggat P, Smoking among Healthcare Professionals, Darlington Press, Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia, 104 (2011) [A2]
2010Smith DR, Creating Environmental and Occupational Health, Darlington Press, Sydney, NSW, 170 (2010) [A2]

Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Albert Sabin: The development of an oral poliovirus vaccine', Pioneers of Medicine Without a Nobel Prize, Imperial College Press, London 75-89 (2014) [B2]
DOI10.1142/9781783263851_0005
2012Smith DR, Guidotti TL, 'Creating environmental and occupational health in the Twentieth Century: A journal, its editorial board, and the field it shaped', At Work in the World, University of California Medical Humanities Press, San Francisco 206-207 (2012)
2012Smith DR, Leggat PA, Patel D, 'Travel', ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Chichester, West Sussex 122-128 (2012) [B2]

Journal article (235 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wada K, Smith DR, 'Mistrust surrounding vaccination recommendations by the Japanese government: results from a national survey of working-age individuals.', BMC Public Health, 15 426 (2015)
DOI10.1186/s12889-015-1772-8Author URL
2015Smith DR, '"Platinum H": refining the H-Index to more realistically assess career trajectory and scientific publications.', Arch Environ Occup Health, 70 67-69 (2015)
DOI10.1080/19338244.2015.1016833Author URL
2015Wada K, Smith DR, 'Mistrust surrounding vaccination recommendations by the Japanese government: Results from a national survey of working-age individuals Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015)

Background: Considering that public attitudes on vaccine safety and effectiveness are known to influence the success of vaccination campaigns, an increased understanding of socio-demographic characteristics might help improve future communication strategies and lead to greater rates of vaccination uptake. This study investigated associations between mistrust for governmental vaccine recommendations and the socio-demographic characteristics of working-age individuals in Japan. Methods: A web-based, cross-sectional survey of vaccination attitudes was conducted among 3140 Japanese people aged 20 to 69 years. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to examine statistical associations between vaccination attitudes and socio-demographic characteristics, including the participant's most trusted information resources, demographic factors and general health conditions. Results: A total of 893 (28.4%) individuals reported a general mistrust towards the Japanese government's recommendations for vaccination. Respondents who did not trust official government sources were more likely to consider friends, the internet and books (for both genders); family members and newspapers (among women only); and television (among men only), as the most trusted resources for vaccination-related information. Relatively poor health in men was associated with a general mistrust of vaccination recommendations (adjusted Odds Ratio (aOR): 1.37, 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI): 1.07-1.69). A trend towards worsening general health was also associated with decreasing trust in vaccination recommendations by female respondents as follows: those reporting relatively good health (aOR: 1.24, 95% CI: 1.02-1.47); relatively poor health (aOR: 1.55, 95% CI: 1.22-1.90); and poor health (aOR: 2.10, 95% CI: 1.41-2.63) (p for trend¿<¿0.05). Conclusions: Overall, this study suggests that communication strategies for rebuilding public trust in vaccination safety need to be urgently addressed in Japan. Such protocols must consider the information sources that working-age populations are most likely to utilize in this country, as well as their general health conditions, especially among females.

DOI10.1186/s12889-015-1772-8
2015Wada K, Eguchi H, Yoneoka D, Okahisa J, Smith DR, 'Associations between psychological distress and the most concerning present personal problems among working-age men in Japan Environmental and occupational health', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015)

Background: Personal problems are known to influence mental health among workers. The current study investigated the most concerning present personal problems which have the greatest impact on psychological distress among working-age Japanese men, rather than issues relating to work tasks or duties. Methods: We obtained data from the 2010 Comprehensive Survey of Living Conditions conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The original survey interviewed 289,363 households in 5,150 randomly selected municipalities of Japan, from which 228,664 households agreed to participate. We analyzed the data pertaining to men who were 20 to 59 years of age and the head of a family. The questionnaire included occupation, employment status, the most concerning present personal problems, and a measure of psychological distress (the Kessler 6 scale). Multiple logistic regression analysis was conducted to delineate the association between present personal problems and psychological distress. Results: A total of 76,950 males were included in the analysis, 27.7% of whom reported some type of psychological distress. Statistical analysis revealed that psychological distress was associated with bullying and harassment (Odds Ratio (OR): 2.05, 95% Confidence Interval (95% CI): 1.50-2.56), divorce (OR: 1.90, 95% CI: 1.53-2.26), concerns about one's purpose in life (OR: 1.73, 95% CI: 1.59-1.88), personal relationships with family members (OR: 1.49, 95% CI: 1.37-1.60), personal relationships with others (OR: 1.38, 95% CI: 1.29-1.48), own diseases (OR: 1.24, 95% CI: 1.15-1.33), and financial difficulties (OR: 1.16, 95% CI: 1.12-1.20); when compared with problems related to work tasks or duties. Conclusions: Several personal factors appear to have a greater impact on the mental health of Japanese men of working age, when compared to the influence of work tasks or duties. Asking workers directly about the problems that most concern them in life might help better identify those in need psychological support. Multidisciplinary interventions to address their life concerns will likely be necessary for solving these problems and reducing psychological distress.

DOI10.1186/s12889-015-1676-7
2014Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal Disorders in a 3 Year Longitudinal Cohort of Dental Hygiene Students', Journal of Dental Hygiene, 88 37-42 (2014) [C1]
Author URL
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Jane Taylor
2014Wada K, Smith DR, Eguchi H, 'Ongoing care and follow-up behavior of working age Japanese with hepatitis c virus', Open Public Health Journal, 7 1-5 (2014) [C1]
2014Eguchi H, Wada K, Smith DR, 'Sociodemographic factors and prejudice toward HIV and hepatitis B/C status in a working-age population: Results from a national, cross-sectional study in Japan', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Background: In many countries, HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected individuals may face discrimination and mistreatment from coworkers. Effective interventions to reduce workplace discrimination are therefore needed to protect these vulnerable populations. The current study investigated potential associations between sociodemographic factors and prejudice toward HIV and HBV/HCV infected colleagues within a Japanese working population. Methods: An online anonymous, nationwide internet survey was administered to a cross-section of approximately 3,000 individuals in Japan. The survey comprised 14 questions focusing on demographics (five items), basic HIV or HBV/HCV knowledge (eight items), and potential prejudice toward HIV or HBV/HCV infected colleagues (one item). The sociodemographic characteristics evaluated were sex, age, educational level, employment status, and individual income; with multiple logistic regression used for the analysis. Results: In total, 3,055 individuals were recruited for the HIV related survey and 3,129 for the HBV/HCV related survey. Older age was significantly and positively associated with prejudice toward HIV infected colleagues (p<0.01) and negatively associated with prejudice toward HBV/HCV infected colleagues (p<0.01). Statistically significant associations were not observed between other sociodemographic characteristics and potential prejudice toward HIV and HBV/HCV infected coworkers. Conclusion: Overall, this study suggests that age may be associated with prejudice toward HIV and HBV/HCV infected colleagues among the working age population of Japan. As such, policy makers should consider the age of participants when formulating efforts to reduce prejudice toward HIV and HBV/HCV infected workers. © 2014 Eguchi et al.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0096645
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Serranheira F, Smith DR, 'Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nursing: current knowledge and ongoing challenges for occupational health', MEDICINA DEL LAVORO, 105 395-397 (2014) [C3]
Author URL
2014Erick PN, Smith DR, 'Low back pain among school teachers in Botswana, prevalence and risk factors', BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, 15 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2474-15-359Author URL
2014Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of wearing loupes on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 12 174-179 (2014)
DOI10.1111/idh.12048
Co-authorsJane Taylor, Melanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly
2014Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of wearing loupes on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 12 174-179 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: It is well established that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a significant occupational health issue for dentists and hygienists. Despite this, there has been little advancement in the application of ergonomic principles in the dental profession. While the use of loupes is often promoted as an ergonomic solution, there is little published research to robustly support this claim. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the use of loupes on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Methods: The study was conducted using an exploratory pretest and post-test design, comparing musculoskeletal measures in practising dental hygienists wearing loupes with final-year dental hygiene students who did not wear loupes. Pre- and post-test measures included valid self-reported and objective outcome measures and were measured at baseline and 6 months following the intervention. Statistical analysis was conducted as a series of mixed anovas with time and treatment as the independent variables. Results: The analysis revealed a significant interaction between time and treatment for the Disabilities of the Shoulder, Arm and Hand (DASH) scores (P < 0.04), indicating an improvement in symptoms for the treatment group but a reversed trend for the controls. There was also a significant mean increase in scapular position measures; however, this finding was evident in both groups, indicating that these were not a result of the intervention. Conclusions: Overall, this study suggests that wearing loupes appears to have both positive and negative effects on upper extremity MSD among dental hygienists. Ongoing research is required to determine the long-term effects of loupes wear, over an extended period of time. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

DOI10.1111/idh.12048
Co-authorsPeter Osmotherly, Jane Taylor, Melanie Hayes
2014Hsu P-C, Guo YL, Smith DR, Lin Y-S, Tseng L-H, Lee C-W, Chen J-R, 'Airborne persistent organic pollutants and male reproductive health', Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 14 1292-1298 (2014) [C1]

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food chain, and exhibit toxic effects that threaten the health of humans and animals alike. The potential influence of POPrelated air pollution on male reproductive outcomes has attracted increasing interest in the scientific community and among policymakers and the public. Therefore, epidemiological studies on fertility should examine the impact of chronic exposure to POPs via inhalation. The objective of this review is to present and discuss the available evidence linking the exposure to airborne POPs to male reproductive health problems. This study focuses on the air concentrations, biomarkers, and potential effects on the male reproductive health of two classes of POPs: the industrial polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). Although the association between atmospheric pollutants and male reproductive health has been extensively investigated, particularly in relation to semen quality and endocrine outcomes, the molecular mechanisms of action, the adverse effects, and the dose-response relationships for many of these chemicals remain poorly understood. No systematic screening of common chemicals for negative endocrine effects is currently underway, and many questions remain regarding the impact on male reproductive health of exposures to these POPs. This review presents the air concentrations, biomarkers, and adverse male reproductive effects of PCBs and PBDEs pollutants. Given the dearth of information on this topic in the literature, studies are clearly needed to assess how pre- and post-natal exposure to airborne PCBs and PBDEs affects the male reproductive system. Future studies must also identify aerosols and airborne POPs that have a significant impact on male reproductive health and the pathways responsible for those effects. © Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research.

DOI10.4209/aaqr.2013.03.0066
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Taylor JA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists', BMC Research Notes, 6 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1756-0500-6-250
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Jane Taylor
2013Hayes MJ, Smith DR, 'Tobacco use among Australian dental hygiene students is declining, but more still needs to be done', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 11 (2013) [C3]

While health care professionals have a responsibility to prevent and control the use of tobacco for improved health outcomes, it appears that some dental hygiene students continue to smoke. A survey of Australian dental hygiene students found that up to 16.3% smoke, although this prevalence rate decreased with each year of study. As future role models, it is essential that smoking cessation counselling is embedded in the dental curriculum to not only discourage their own habits, but so that they may promote the importance of being tobacco free to the wider population. © 2013 Hayes and Smith; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI10.1186/1617-9625-11-22
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes
2013Hills C, Ryan S, Warren-Forward H, Smith DR, 'Managing "Generation Y' occupational therapists: Optimising their potential', AUSTRALIAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOURNAL, 60 267-275 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/1440-1630.12043Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, Caroline Hills, Susan Ryan
2013Smith DR, Wada K, 'Declining rates of tobacco use in the Japanese medical profession, 1965-2009', Journal of Epidemiology, 23 4-11 (2013) [C1]

Background: Although there has been a downward trend in smoking rates among medical doctors in recent years, rates have been higher among Japanese doctors when compared internationally. Methods: We extensively reviewed all published English- and Japanese-language articles that reported the smoking rates of Japanese doctors. Results: A total of 36 articles were examined, most of which had been conducted as postal surveys, usually by a national, prefectural, or local medical association. Sample sizes ranged from 17 to 11 773, and response rates ranged from 33% to 91%. National surveys conducted between 1965 and 2009 suggest that there has been a statistically significant (P < 0.0001) decline in smoking rates among Japanese doctors (from around 68% to 16% among males and from 19% to 5% among females). Conclusions: Overall, the published data reveal a significant decline in smoking rates among Japanese doctors since 1965, especially among men. Although less than one-fifth of Japanese male doctors now smoke, more work needs to be done in tobacco control to help further reduce the burden of smoking, especially in medical schools. © 2012 by the Japan Epidemiological Association.

DOI10.2188/jea.JE20120121
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013Smith DR, Zhao I, Wang L, Ho A, 'Dimensions and reliability of a hospital safety climate questionnaire in Chinese health-care practice', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING PRACTICE, 19 156-162 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/ijn.12046Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013Sasaki N, Wada K, Smith DR, Wang G, Ohta H, Shibuya A, 'Hepatitis Screening in Japanese Individuals of Working Age and Prejudice against Infected Persons in the Workplace', JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 55 392-397 (2013) [C1]
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Smith DR, Zhao I, Wang L, 'Smoking rates among hospital nurses in Longkou city, China', NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 15 109-112 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1111/nhs.12002Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Erick PN, Smith DR, 'Prevalence of tobacco smoking among school teachers in Botswana', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 11 24-24 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1617-9625-11-24
2013Wada K, Smith DR, 'Influenza Vaccination Uptake among the Working Age Population of Japan: Results from a National Cross-Sectional Survey', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0059272Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2013Guidotti TL, Smith DR, 'A Review of ¿At Work in the World: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health¿', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 68 184-185 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2012.704774
2012Smith DR, Beh EJ, 'Measuring 'risk' in occupational health studies: Standard methods and some alternatives for epidemiological research', Industrial Health, 50 463-465 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsEric Beh
2012Hills CM, Ryan SE, Smith DR, Warren-Forward H, 'The impact of Generation Y' occupational therapy students on practice education', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 59 156-163 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsHelen Warren-Forward, Caroline Hills, Susan Ryan
2012Smith DR, 'Impact factors, scientometrics and the history of citation-based research', Scientometrics, 92 419-427 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 11
2012Smith DR, Leggat PA, Araki S, 'Assessing the bibliometric performance of a 'Special Issue': A citation analysis using the Web of Science database', European Science Editing, 38 88-90 (2012) [C1]
2012Smith DR, Hills CM, Ryan SE, 'Tobacco use among occupational therapy students', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 349 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsSusan Ryan, Caroline Hills
2012Wada K, Oka-Ezoe K, Smith DR, 'Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan', BMC Public Health, 12 1065 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012Hayes MJ, Taylor JA, Smith DR, 'Predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among dental hygienists', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 10 265-269 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Jane Taylor
2012Smith DR, Zhao I, Wang L, 'Tobacco smoking among doctors in mainland China: A study from Shandong province and review of the literature', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 10 1-6 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012Courtenay GC, Smith DR, Gladstone W, 'Occupational health issues in marine and freshwater research', Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 7 1-11 (2012) [C3]
2012Smith DR, 'Bibliometrics and nursing', Nurse Author & Editor, 22 2 (2012) [C3]
2012Smith DR, Beh EJ, 'Asbestos Kills - No Matter How You Cut the Data', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 67 187-188 (2012) [C3]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2012.675791Author URL
Co-authorsEric Beh
2012Duy T, Beh EJ, Smith DR, 'Real-World Occupational Epidemiology, Part 3: An Aggregate Data Analysis of Selikoff's "20-Year Rule"', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 67 243-248 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10937404.2012.678766Author URL
Co-authorsEric Beh
2012Smith DR, 'Into a new era: Volume 1 of the Archives of Environmental Health, July 1960', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 67 56-59 (2012) [C3]
2012Tran DT, Beh EJ, Smith DR, 'Real-world occupational epidemiology, Part 3: An aggregate data analysis of Selikoff's '20-year rule'', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 67 243-248 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsEric Beh
2012Smith DR, Beh EJ, 'Asbestos kills - No matter how you cut the data', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 67 187-188 (2012) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Erick PN, Smith DR, 'A systematic review of musculoskeletal disorders among school teachers', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12 260 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 12
2011Vigeh M, Smith DR, Hsu P-C, 'How does lead induce male infertility?', Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 9 1-8 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2011Beh EJ, Smith DR, 'Real World Occupational Epidemiology, Part 2: A Visual Interpretation of Statistical Significance', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 66 245-248 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.564235Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 4
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Smith DR, 'Maintaining the momentum in EOH: Issue 1 of the Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, January 1936', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 66 56-60 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.554919
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2011Beh EJ, Smith DR, 'Real world occupational epidemiology, part 2: A visual interpretation of statistical significance', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 66 245-248 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.564235
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Smith DR, 'From 'Occupational' to 'Industrial': Issue 1 of the AMA Archives of Industrial Health, January 1955', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 66 183-187 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.564238
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011Smith DR, 'Optimism and turbulence in the Fifties: The journal becomes an 'Archive,' January 1950', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 66 114-118 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.564234
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011Smith DR, Beh EJ, 'Occupational Epidemiology in the Real World: Irving Selikoff, Odds Ratios, and Asbestosis', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 66 63-64 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2010.533044
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Beh EJ, Smith DR, 'Real world occupational epidemiology part 1: Odds ratios, relative risk, and asbestosis', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 66 119-123 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2011.564233
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Riva MA, Smith DR, Cesana G, 'Carlo Moreschi (1876-1921): co-founder of the journal 'La Medicina del Lavoro' and often forgotten pioneer of modern medicine', Medicina Del Lavoro, 102 467-472 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2011Smith DR, Beh EJ, 'Hirayama, passive smoking and lung cancer: 30 years on and the numbers still don't lie', Public Health, 125 179-181 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.puhe.2011.02.008
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsEric Beh
2011Smith DR, Muto T, Sairenchi T, Ishikawa Y, Sayama S, Yoshida A, Townley-Jones ME, 'Examining the dimensions of hospital safety climate and psychosocial risk factors among Japanese nurses', Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 22 257-264 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1043659611404423
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMaureen Townley-Jones
2011Zhang X, Smith DR, Zheng Y, Wang R-S, 'Occupational stress and psychosomatic complaints among health professionals in Beijing, China', Work: A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, 40 239-245 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.3233/WOR-2011-1224
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
2011Smith DR, Hazelton MJ, 'Bibliometric awareness in nursing scholarship: Can we afford to ignore it any longer?', Nursing and Health Sciences, 13 384-387 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2010Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Trends in the publication of scientific research in travel medicine from Latin America', Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 8 56-57 (2010) [C3]
2010Smith DR, 'Highly Cited Articles in Environmental and Occupational Health, 1919-1960 (vol 64, pg 32, 2009)', ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 65 112-115 (2010) [C3]
Author URL
2010Smith DR, 'Citation analysis and impact factor trends of 5 core journals in occupational medicine, 1975-1984', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 65 176-179 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2010.483622
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2010Smith DR, 'Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health, 1961-1974', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 65 112-115 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338241003761585
CitationsScopus - 1
2010Smith DR, 'Celebrating a milestone in EOH: The pioneering first issue of the Journal of Industrial Hygiene, May 1919', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 65 240-242 (2010) [C3]
DOI10.1080/19338244.2010.524512
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2010Smith DR, 'Identifying a set of 'core' journals in occupational health, part 1: Lists proposed by others', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 65 106-110 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338241003730945
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2010Smith DR, 'Identifying a set of 'core' journals in occupational health, part 2: Lists derived by bibliometric techniques', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 65 173-175 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338241003730952
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 15
2010Smith DR, Leggat PA, Speare R, 'The latest endangered species in Australia: A tobacco-smoking veterinarian', Australian Veterinary Journal, 88 369-370 (2010) [C2]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2010Smith DR, Muto T, Sairenchi T, Ishikawa Y, Sayama S, Yoshida A, Townley-Jones ME, 'Hospital safety climate, psychosocial risk factors and needlestick injuries in Japan', Industrial Health, 48 85-95 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.48.85
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMaureen Townley-Jones
2010Smith DR, Attia JR, McEvoy MA, 'Exploring new frontiers in occupational epidemiology: The Hunter Community Study (HCS) from Australia', Industrial Health, 48 244-248 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.48.244
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsJohn Attia
2010Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Cockrell DJ, 'An international review of musculoskeletal disorders in the dental hygiene profession', International Dental Journal, 60 343-352 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1922/IDJ-2514Hayes10
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsDeborah Cockrell, Melanie Hayes
2010Smith DR, 'A longitudinal analysis of bibliometric and impact factor trends among the core international journals of nursing, 1977-2008', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47 1491-1499 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2010.05.006
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 13
2010Smith DR, 'Needlestick injury surveillance and underreporting in Japan', American Journal of Infection Control, 38 163-165 (2010) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.ajic.2009.08.005
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010McEvoy MA, Smith WT, D'Este CA, Duke JM, Peel R, Schofield PW, et al., 'Cohort Profile: The Hunter Community Study', International Journal of Epidemiology, 39 1452-1463 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1093/ije/dyp343
CitationsScopus - 52Web of Science - 51
Co-authorsJohn Attia, Rodney Scott, Mddah01, Peter Schofield, Roseanne Peel, Julie Byles, Ben Ewald, Catherine Deste, Wayne Smith
2010Smith DR, 'A new view on psoriasis research efforts', Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 24 365-366 (2010) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03518.x
2010Smith DR, Ning W, 'Emerging workplace issues for Chinese health care workers in the new millennium: HIV/AIDS', Work, 37 297-300 (2010) [C2]
DOI10.3233/WOR-2010-1081
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010Smith DR, 'Citation analysis and impact factor trends in the Ergonomics Journal List, 1975-2007', Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 20 87-96 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/hfm.20165
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2010Smith DR, 'Citation analysis and bibliometric research in the field of ergonomics', Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 20 202-210 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1002/hfm.20175
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Smith DR, 'Establishing national priorities for Australian occupational health and safety research', Journal of Occupational Health, 52 241-248 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1539/joh.P10001
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Smith DR, 'Tobacco control and the nursing profession', Nursing & Health Sciences, 12 1-3 (2010) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2010.00518.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2010Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Occupational travel medicine: Protecting the health and safety of those who regularly travel overseas for work', Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 11 8-11 (2010) [C3]
2009Hayes MJ, Smith DR, Cockrell DJ, 'Prevalence and correlates of musculoskeletal disorders among Australian dental hygiene students', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 7 176-181 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1601-5037.2009.00370.x
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Deborah Cockrell
2009Hayes MJ, Cockrell DJ, Smith DR, 'A systematic review of musculoskeletal disorders among dental professionals', International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 7 159-165 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1601-5037.2009.00395.x
CitationsScopus - 60Web of Science - 37
Co-authorsDeborah Cockrell, Melanie Hayes
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, Speare R, Townley-Jones ME, 'Examining the dimensions and correlates of workplace stress among Australian veterinarians', Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 4 Article 32 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1745-6673-4-32
CitationsScopus - 6
Co-authorsMaureen Townley-Jones
2009Leggat PA, Smith DR, Speare R, 'Exposure rate of needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian veterinarians', Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, 4 1-6 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1745-6673-4-25
CitationsScopus - 12
2009Smith DR, 'The historical development of academic journals in occupational medicine, 1901-2009', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 64 8-17 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338240903284672
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 21
2009Smith DR, 'Historical development of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health and its predecessor journals, 1919-2009', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 64 18-31 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338240903284177
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 16
2009Smith DR, 'Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health, 1919-1960', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 64 32-42 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338240903286743
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2009Smith DR, 'A 30-year citation analysis of bibliometric trends at the Archives of Environmental Health, 1975-2004', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 64 43-54 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338240903293004
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 19
2009Smith DR, 'Creating environmental and occupational health: A journal and the field it shaped, 1919-2009', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 64 4-7 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1080/19338240903347859
CitationsScopus - 8
2009Leggat PA, Smith DR, Kedjarune U, 'Surgical applications of methyl methacrylate: A review of toxicity', Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 64 207-212 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/19338240903241291
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, Speare R, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors among veterinarians in queensland, Australia', Australian Veterinary Journal, 87 260-265 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1751-0813.2009.00435.x
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Estimation of some missing bibliometric indicators at Industrial Health', Industrial Health, 47 202-203 (2009) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2009Smith DR, Lucock MD, 'Should folate supplements be integrated with workplace nutrition programs?', Industrial Health, 47 449-451 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.47.449
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Lucock
2009Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Alcohol-related absenteeism: The need to analyse consumption patterns in order to target screening and brief interventions in the workplace', Industrial Health, 47 345-347 (2009) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009Smith DR, Mihashi M, Adachi Y, Shouyama Y, Mouri F, Ishibashi N, Ishitake T, 'Menstrual disorders and their influence on low back pain among Japanese nurses', Industrial Health, 47 301-312 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.47.301
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2009Smith DR, 'Public health centres in contemporary Japan', Public Health, 123 196-197 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.puhe.2008.12.003
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2009Smith DR, 'Workplace tobacco control: The nexus of public and occupational health', Public Health, 123 817-819 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.puhe.2009.10.014
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2009Smith DR, 'Authorship, scholarship and ergonomics', Le Travail Humain, 72 397-403 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.3917/th.724.0397
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, Walsh LJ, 'Workplace hazards among Australian dental students', Australian Dental Journal, 54 186-188 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.2009.01116_8.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2009Leggat PA, Smith DR, Speare R, 'Hand dermatitis among veterinarians from Queensland, Australia', Contact Dermatitis, 60 336-338 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2009.01562.x
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2009Smith DR, 'The continuing rise of contact dermatitis, Part 1: The academic discipline', Contact Dermatitis, 61 189-193 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2009.01608.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2009Smith DR, 'The continuing rise of contact dermatitis, Part 2: The scientific journal', Contact Dermatitis, 61 194-200 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2009.01609.x
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2009Smith DR, Mihashi M, Adachi Y, Shouyama Y, Mouri F, Ishibashi N, Ishitake T, 'Organizational climate and its relationship with needlestick and sharps injuries among Japanese nurses', American Journal of Infection Control, 37 545-550 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ajic.2008.11.004
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 13
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Eric Clifford Wigglesworth AM: 21 May 1926 - 22 March 2009', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, 25 175-177 (2009) [C3]
2009Smith DR, 'Occupational health for health care professionals: Caring for the carers, 1st edition', Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 21 346-347 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1177/1010539509336313
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Impact factors and the Journal of Travel Medicine', Journal of Travel Medicine, 16 368-369 (2009) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1708-8305.2009.00356.x
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2009Smith DR, Rivett DA, 'Bibliometrics, impact factors and manual therapy: Balancing the science and the art', Manual Therapy, 14 456-459 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.math.2008.11.004
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsDarren Rivett
2009Smith DR, Goldsmid JM, Leggat PA, Frean J, 'Celebrating Volume Ten of the Annals, Part 1: Historical development and content analysis, 1995-2009', Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 10 2-7 (2009) [C1]
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Impact factors and the Journal of Travel Medicine', Journal of Travel Medicine, 15 389-390 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1708-8305.2008.00267.x
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Ten citation classics from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 32 105-106 (2008) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
2008Smith DR, 'Menstrual disorders and their adverse symptoms at work: An emerging occupational health issue in the nursing profession', Nursing and Health Sciences, 10 222-228 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2008.00391.x
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2008Smith DR, Hazelton MJ, 'Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing', Nursing and Health Sciences, 10 260-265 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2008.00414.x
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsMichael Hazelton
2008Smith DR, Goldsmid JM, Leggat PA, 'Special issues in the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine', Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 9 30-31 (2008) [C3]
2008Smith DR, Goldsmid JM, Leggat PA, 'Towards greater international exposure for the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine', Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, 9 2-3 (2008) [C3]
2008Smith DR, Wei N, 'Traveling to China for the Beijing Olympic Games: Internal migration of the commercial sex workforce may be an important HIV risk factor for travelers', Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 6 160 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1016/j.tmaid.2008.01.010
CitationsScopus - 2
2008Smith DR, Takahashi K, 'Too many Japanese university students are still smoking tobacco', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 4 10-11 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1186/1617-9625-4-10
2008Smith DR, 'The historical decline of tobacco smoking among United States physicians: 1949-1984', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 4 1-9 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1617-9625-4-9
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'The historical decline of tobacco smoking among Australian physicians: 1964-1997', Tobacco Induced Diseases, 4 1-13 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1617-9625-4-13
2008Smith DR, 'Citation analysis and impact factor trends of 5 core journals in occupational medicine, 1985-2006', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 63 114-122 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.3200/AEOH.63.3.114-122
CitationsScopus - 45Web of Science - 46
2008Smith DR, Guidotti TL, 'The peer-review process and its relationship with environmental and occupational health', Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 63 3-6 (2008) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2008Smith DR, 'Safety climate and its relationship with needlestick and sharps injuries among Japanese nurses', Research Reports of National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 152 (2008) [C3]
2008Smith DR, 'Citation indexing and highly cited articles in the Australian Veterinary Journal', Australian Veterinary Journal, 86 337-339 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1751-0813.2008.00330.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 12
2008Leggat PA, Smith DR, Clark MJ, 'Prevalence and correlates of low back pain among occupational therapy students in Northern Queensland', The Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 35-41 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.2182/cjot.07.014
CitationsScopus - 6
2008Smith DR, Gehanno JF, Takahashi K, 'Bibliometric research in occupational health', Industrial Health, 46 519-522 (2008) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 13
2008Smith DR, 'Tobacco smoking by occupation in Australia and the United States: A review of national surveys conducted between 1970 and 2005', Industrial Health, 46 77-89 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.46.77
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2008Smith DR, 'Pioneering figures in dermatology: The early career of Professor Howard I. Maibach, M.D', Kurume Medical Journal, 55 35-36 (2008) [C1]
2008Smith DR, L'Abbate N, Lorusso A, 'Tobacco smoking among Italian physicians and the role of occupational medicine', La Medicina del Lavoro, 99 3-7 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2008Smith DR, 'Highly-cited articles in the Australian Dental Journal', Australian Dental Journal, 53 265-266 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.2008.00059.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2008Smith DR, 'Citation indexing and the development of academic journals in tropical medicine', Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 103 310-312 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1590/S0074-02762008005000014
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 7
2008Smith DR, 'Impact factors and contact dermatitis', Contact Dermatitis, 58 191-192 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2008.01330.x
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2008Smith DR, 'Bibliometrics, dermatology and contact dermatitis', Contact Dermatitis, 59 133-136 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2008.01405.x
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 10
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Australian tobacco smoking rates by occupation: Results from three national surveys conducted between 1989 and 2001', Archives of Public Health, 66 125-136 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2008Smith DR, 'The occupational health and safety editorial', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, 24 3-6 (2008) [C3]
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Xiao Y, Smith DR, Zhang X, 'The current status and issues related to occupational health surveillance in China', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, Australia and New Zealand, 24 455-463 (2008) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2008Smith DR, 'Citation trends and citation classics at Occupational Medicine', Occupational Medicine, 58 80-82 (2008) [C3]
DOI10.1093/occmed/kqm154
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 13
2008Smith DR, Takahashi K, 'The development of English-language occupational health and safety journals in Japan', World Safety Journal, 17 20-22 (2008) [C1]
2007Smith DR, 'Japanese journals also have their citation classics in occupational medicine', SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF WORK ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH, 33 397-399 (2007)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2007Smith DR, Mihashi M, Adachi Y, Koga H, Nakashima Y, Kawano S, et al., 'Four common occupational health issues among Japanese nurses', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 23 53-67 (2007) [C1]
2007Smith DR, Takahashi K, 'Towards uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to journals in occupational medicine', OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE-OXFORD, 57 613-614 (2007)
DOI10.1093/occmed/kqm126Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Prevalence and distribution of musculoskeletal pain among Australian medical students', Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain: innovations in research theory and clinical practice, 15 39-46 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1300/J094v15n04_05
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2007Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Military training and musculoskeletal disorders', Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain: innovations in research theory and clinical practice, 15 25-32 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1300/J094v15n02_06
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Tobacco smoking by occupation in Australia: results from the 2004 to 2005 National Health Survey', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 49 437-445 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1097/JOM.0b013e3180430134
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2007Smith DR, 'Journal impact factors: what do they mean for public health?', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 31 581-U1 (2007)
DOI10.1111/j.1753-6405.2007.00148.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2007Smith DR, 'Longitudinal trends of alcohol and tobacco consumption among Australian physicians and nurses, 1989-2005', Journal of Substance Use: for nursing health and social care, 12 267-280 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1080/14659890601157679
CitationsScopus - 5
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'An international review of tobacco smoking research in the nursing profession, 1976-2006', Journal of Research in Nursing, 12 165-181 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1744987106074875
CitationsScopus - 18
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Tobacco smoking habits among a complete cross-section of Australian nursing students', Nursing and Health Sciences, 9 82-89 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2007.00306.x
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2007Leggat PA, Smith DR, Kedjarune U, 'Surgical applications of cyanoacrylate adhesives: A review of toxicity', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 77 209-213 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1445-2197.2007.04020.x
CitationsScopus - 57Web of Science - 47
2007Smith DR, 'Alcohol and tobacco consumption among Australian police officers: 1989-2005', International Journal of Police Science and Management, 9 274-286 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1350/ijps.2007.9.3.274
2007Smith DR, 'An international review of tobacco smoking in the medical profession: 1974-2004', BMC Public Health, 7 115-115 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1471-2458-7-115
CitationsScopus - 71Web of Science - 51
2007Shaw MTM, Leggat PA, Borwein S, 'Travelling to China for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games', Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 5 365-373 (2007)
DOI10.1016/j.tmaid.2007.09.003
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Tobacco smoking was dramatically reduced among New Zealand health care workers between 1963 and 1996, but what happened after that? [2]', New Zealand Medical Journal, 120 (2007)
CitationsScopus - 5
2007Smith DR, 'A systematic review of tobacco smoking among nursing students', Nurse Education in Practice, 7 293-302 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.nepr.2006.09.003
CitationsScopus - 17
2007Smith DR, 'Ten citation classics from the New Zealand Medical Journal', New Zealand Medical Journal, 120 (2007)

Although their contribution may go unrecognised at the time, if journal citations are indeed the "currency" of science, then citation classics could justifiably be regarded as the "gold bullion". This article examines the 10 most highly-cited articles published by the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ), as of August 2007. By topic, the top cited article described a study of risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome among New Zealand infants, while 3 of the remaining 9 articles focused on asthma. Most citation classics from the NZMJ were comparatively recent, with the top cited article being published in 1991, 7 having been published in the 1980s, and 2 in the 1970s. Overall, this study clearly demonstrates the international relevance of New Zealand medical researchers, and the significant global impact of their findings for human health. © NZMA.

CitationsScopus - 10
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Back pain in the young: A review of studies conducted among school children and university students', Current Pediatric Reviews, 3 71-79 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.2174/157339607779941624
CitationsScopus - 17
2007Smith DR, L'Abbate N, Lorusso A, '[Tobacco smoking among Italian physicians]', Giornale italiano di medicina del lavoro ed ergonomia, 29 491-492 (2007)
2007Araki S, Takahashi M, Smith DR, Sawada S-I, 'Towards bimonthly publication of INDUSTRIAL HEALTH', INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, 45 377-377 (2007)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 6
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, Araki S, 'Emerging occupational hazards among health care workers in the new millennium', INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, 45 595-597 (2007)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 17
2007Leggat PA, Kedjarune U, Smith DR, 'Occupational health problems in modern dentistry: A review', INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, 45 611-621 (2007)
DOI10.2486/indhealth.45.611Author URL
CitationsScopus - 53Web of Science - 45
2007Smith DR, 'Historical development of the journal impact factor and its relevance for occupational health', Industrial Health, 45 730-742 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.45.730
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 42
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'An international review of tobacco smoking among dental students in 19 countries', International Dental Journal, 57 452-458 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1875-595X.2007.tb00149.x
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2007Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'An international review of tobacco smoking among medical students', Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 53 55-62 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.4103/0022-3859.30333
CitationsScopus - 59Web of Science - 42
2007Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Hand dermatitis among medical students from North Queensland, Australia', Contact Dermatitis, 56 137-139 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1600-0536.2007.01006.x
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2006Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Prevalence of hand dermatoses related to latex exposure amongst dentists in Queensland', International Dental Journal, 56 154-158 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1875-595X.2006.tb00088.x
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2006Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'A comparison of tobacco smoking among dentists in 15 countries', International Dental Journal, 56 283-288 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1875-595X.2006.tb00102.x
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2006Smith DR, Mihashi M, Adachi Y, Koga H, Ishitake T, 'A detailed analysis of musculoskeletal disorder risk factors among Japanese nurses', Journal of Safety Research, 37 195-200 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jsr.2006.01.004
CitationsScopus - 85Web of Science - 68
2006Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Musculoskeletal disorders self-reported by dentists in Queensland, Australia', Australian Dental Journal, 51 324-327 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.2006.tb00451.x
CitationsScopus - 50Web of Science - 36
2006Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Prevalence of percutaneous exposure incidents amongst dentists in Queensland', Australian Dental Journal, 51 158-161 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1834-7819.2006.tb00420.x
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2006Leggat PA, Smith DR, 'Dermatitis and aircrew', Contact Dermatitis, 54 1-4 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.0105-1873.2006.00751.x
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
2006Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal complaints and psychosocial risk factors among physicians in mainland China', International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36 599-603 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ergon.2006.01.014
CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 17
2006Smith DR, Mihashi M, Adachi Y, Nakashima Y, Ishitake T, 'Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospital', Journal of Hospital Infection, 64 44-49 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jhin.2006.03.021
CitationsScopus - 40Web of Science - 35
2006Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Needlestick and sharps injuries among a cross-section of physicians in Mainland China', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 49 169-174 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1002/ajim.20261
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 11
2006Smith DR, Leggat PA, Clark M, 'Upper body musculoskeletal disorders among Australian occupational therapy students', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 365-372 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2006Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'The historical development and future challenges for occupational health services in Australia', International Congress Series, 1294 69-70 (2006)

The development of occupational health services in Australia was influenced by numerous historical events. Australia was first established as a British penal colony in 1788 and slowly developed with free settlement during the 1800s. Gold was discovered in 1851, which led to an explosion in the amateur and largely unregulated mining industry. By the early 1900s, industrial development had begun on a wide scale. Early occupational health services appeared, largely in response to the unacceptable working conditions which employees were facing at the time. Occupational health research also emerged, as physicians and scientists explored the origins of workplace hazards and disease. Social forces played a major role in the late 20th century, as quality of life, including work life, became an increasingly important issue in the wider Australian community. Although great strides have been made in occupational health services during the past 200¿years, a continuous decline in funding for worker's health research poses probably the most serious challenge in contemporary Australia and one that continues into the new millennium. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.ics.2006.02.022
2006Smith DR, Adachi Y, Mihashi M, Ueno C, Ishitake T, 'Tobacco smoking habits among a cross-section of rural Japanese nurses', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24 33-37 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2006Smith DR, Otsuka Y, Kaida K, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and their adverse sequelae among Japanese workers', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 22 45-49 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2006Smith DR, Choe MA, Jeong JS, An GJ, Chae YR, Jeon MY, 'Hand dermatitis among Korean nursing students', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12 160-165 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00564.x
CitationsScopus - 4
2006Smith DR, Smyth W, Leggat PA, Wang RS, 'Needlestick and sharps injuries among nurses in a tropical Australian hospital', International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12 71-77 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-172X.2006.00553.x
CitationsScopus - 29
2006Smith DR, Leggat PA, '24 years of pneumoconiosis mortality surveillance in Australia', Journal of Occupational Health, 48 309-313 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1539/joh.48.309
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 14
2006Smith DR, Wang RS, 'Glutaraldehyde exposure and its occupational impact in the health care environment', Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 11 3-10 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1265/ehpm.11.3
CitationsScopus - 5
2006Smith DR, Wang RS, 'Glutaraldehyde exposure and its occupational impact in the health care environment.', Environmental health and preventive medicine, 11 3-10 (2006)
DOI10.1007/bf02898201
2006Smith DR, Zhang X, Zheng Y, Zhang B, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and their after-effects among health professionals in Beijing', Occupational Ergonomics, 6 25-34 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5
2006Smith DR, Choe MA, Jeong JS, Jeon MY, Chae YR, An GJ, 'Epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries among professional Korean nurses', Journal of Professional Nursing, 22 359-366 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.profnurs.2006.10.003
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 22
2006Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Tobacco smoking habits among a cross-section of rural physicians in China', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 14 66-71 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1584.2006.00766.x
CitationsScopus - 21
2006Smith DR, Adachi Y, Mihashi M, Kawano S, Ishitake T, 'Hand dermatitis risk factors among clinical nurses in Japan', Clinical Nursing Research, 15 197-208 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1054773806287051
CitationsScopus - 6
2006Wilson DJ, Takahashi K, Smith DR, Yoshino M, Tanaka C, Takala J, 'Recent trends in ILO conventions related to occupational safety and health', International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 12 255-266 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Whole-body vibration: Health effects, measurement and minimization', Professional Safety, 50 35-40 (2005) [C1]
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Hand dermatitis among a complete cross-section of Chinese physicians', CONTACT DERMATITIS, 52 291-293 (2005)
DOI10.1111/j.0105-1873.2005.0573h.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Zhao L, Wang RS, 'Hand dermatitis among nurses in a newly developing region of Mainland China', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42 13-19 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.05.007
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 8
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Needlestick and sharps injuries among nursing students', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51 449-455 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03526.x
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 31
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'The historical development of occupational health in Australia part 2: 1970-2000', Journal of UOEH, 27 137-150 (2005)

Australian occupational health was shaped by various social, political and economic forces during the latter half of the last century. An overall downturn in manufacturing and increased wage restraint during the early 1970s, encouraged trade unions to turn their attention to broader social issues, such as workplace health. Mainstream Australian society was also being influenced by wider community sentiment during this time, including anti-war protests, environmental lobby groups and the women's movement. Interest in occupational health subsequently flourished, with formalised education commencing in the 1970s, and the number of tertiary courses rapidly increasing throughout the 1980s. Occupational health and worker's compensation legislation similarly evolved throughout the latter stages of the twentieth century. Australian workplace health and safety is now based on a theory of self-regulation and managed in a tri-partite model, consisting of employers, trade unions and government departments. In Part 1 of our occupational health review, we outlined the historical development of Australian occupational health between 1788 and 1970. In the current paper, Part 2, we describe the historical development of Australian occupational health between 1970 and 2000.

CitationsScopus - 2
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian medical students', Journal of UOEH, 27 237-242 (2005)

We investigated the prevalence and distribution of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries (NSI) among a group of Australian medical undergraduates from 4 consecutive grades. Data was obtained by means of an anonymous, self-reporting survey. A total of 254 questionnaires were obtained (response rate 97.3%). Among them, 35 students (13.8%) had suffered a total of 41 NSI incidents. By gender, 71.4% of the NSI reporters were female and 28.6% were male. NSI prevalence varied significantly with respect to students' year of study (P for Trend = 0.0106), ranging from 7.3% in the 1st year to 26.8% in the 3rd year. Of the 41 NSI incidents, 29.2% were caused by a glass item, 24.4% by a hollow bore needle, 24.4% by another device and 22.0% by a surgical device. The distribution by causative device also varied from year to year. Overall, this study has shown that NSI represent an important hazard for Australian medical students. As such, the importance of intervention strategies to reduce NSI exposures must remain an essential facet of medical education, worldwide. Future preventive measures will also need to consider the unique situation of medical students in Australia, as elsewhere.

CitationsScopus - 8
2005Smith DR, Smyth W, Leggat PA, 'Prevalence of hand dermatitis among hospital nurses working in a tropical environment', Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22 28-32 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 14
2005Smith DR, Liu BH, Wang PY, Gao X, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among factory workers in Beijing', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 21 141-145 (2005) [C1]
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Wang RS, 'Subjective health complaints among female hospital nurses in Mainland China', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 21 51-59 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2005Smith DR, 'Psychosocial occupational health issues in contemporary police work: A review of research evidence', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 21 217-228 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Pioneering figures in medicine. Albert Bruce Sabin - Inventor of the oral polio vaccine', Kurume Medical Journal, 52 111-116 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.2739/kurumemedj.52.111
CitationsScopus - 3
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Ishitake T, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among Chinese medical students', Kurume Medical Journal, 52 139-146 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.2739/kurumemedj.52.139
CitationsScopus - 9
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Tobacco smoking prevalence among a cross-section of dentists in Queensland', Kurume Medical Journal, 52 147-151 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.2739/kurumemedj.52.147
CitationsScopus - 4
2005Smith DR, Devine S, Leggat PA, Ishitake T, 'Alcohol and tobacco consumption among police officers', Kurume Medical Journal, 52 63-65 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.2739/kurumemedj.52.63
CitationsScopus - 10
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Wang RS, 'Contemporary smoking habits among nurses in Mainland China', Contemporary Nurse, 20 258-266 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.5172/conu.20.2.258
CitationsScopus - 9
2005Smith DR, Choe MA, Chae YR, Jeong JS, Jeon MY, An GJ, 'Musculoskeletal symptoms among Korean nursing students', Contemporary Nurse, 19 151-160 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.5172/conu.19.1-2.151
CitationsScopus - 8
2005Smith DR, Choe MA, Jeon MY, Chae YR, An GJ, Jeong JS, 'Epidemiology of musculoskeletal symptoms among Korean hospital nurses', International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 11 431-440 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1080/10803548.2005.11076663
CitationsScopus - 28
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, Takahashi K, 'Percutaneous exposure incidents among Australian hospital staff', International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 11 323-330 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8
2005Smith DR, Zhang X, Zheng Y, Wang RS, 'Tobacco use among public health professionals in Beijing: The relationship between smoking and education level', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 488-489 (2005) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Infection control practices among Chinese physicians', Healthcare Infection, 10 137-140 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1071/HI05137
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Leggat PA, Wang RS, 'HIV/AIDS prevention in China: A challenge for the new Millenium', Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 10 125-129 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1265/ehpm.10.125
CitationsScopus - 3
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Leggat PA, Wang RS, 'HIV/AIDS prevention in China: A challenge for the new millennium.', Environmental health and preventive medicine, 10 125-129 (2005)
DOI10.1007/bf02900804
2005Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang YJ, Wang RS, 'Hand dermatitis among Chinese medical students', Journal of Environmental Dermatology, 12 143-148 (2005) [C1]
2005Smith DR, Choe MA, An GJ, Joo MS, Jeon MY, Chae YR, Jeong JS, 'A detailed analysis of hand dermatitis risk factors among Korean nurses: Results from a questionnaire survey', Journal of Environmental Dermatology, 12 149-155 (2005) [C1]
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Occupational hand dermatitis among health care workers', Journal of Environmental Dermatology, 12 29-39 (2005) [C1]
2005Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Prevalence of skin disease among the elderly in different clinical environments', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24 71-76 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00084.x
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 6
2005Smith DR, Liu B-H, Wang P-Y, Gao X, Wang R-S, 'OHS in brief: Musculoskeletal disorders among factory workers in Beijing', Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand, 21 141-145 (2005)
2004Leggat PA, Kedjarune U, Smith DR, 'Toxicity of cyanoacrylate adhesives and their occupational impacts for dental staff', Industrial Health, 42 207-211 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.2486/indhealth.42.207
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 20
2004Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'The historical development of occupational health in Australia: Part 1 1788-1970', Journal of UOEH, 26 431-441 (2004)

In 1788 the British Empire established a penal colony in Sydney Cove. By virtue of their unique demographic, the earliest occupations consisted predominately of convict or prison guard. Initial health hazards included disease, traumatic injury and punishment. Free settlement gradually developed throughout the early to mid 1800, thus offering new forms of employment with their associated risks. The discovery of commercial gold deposits in 1851, led to a large increase in mining as the predominately dangerous occupation of the late 19th century. Early mining hazards included windlass accidents and flooding, and this was later enhanced by toxic chemicals such as arsenic and mercury. Industrial development occurred throughout the 1900s in Australia. This period was accompanied by increasing interest in worker's health, which later resulted in some pioneering epidemiological research. Overall, history has shown that significant lessons can be learned from the development of occupational health in Australia, many of which may help guide policy formation for the new millennium.

CitationsScopus - 4
2004Smith DR, Wang RS, 'Occupational health and safety in China', Journal of Health Safety and Environment, 20 441-444 (2004) [C1]
2004Smith DR, Wei N, Zhao L, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal complaints and psychosocial risk factors among Chinese hospital nurses', Occupational Medicine, 54 579-582 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1093/occmed/kqh117
CitationsScopus - 69Web of Science - 56
2004Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among rural Australian nursing students', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 12 241-245 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1440-1854.2004.00620.x
CitationsScopus - 45
2004Smith DR, Wei N, Kang L, Wang RS, 'Work environment and hand dermatitis among nurses in a Chinese teaching hospital', Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 9 181-184 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1265/ehpm.9.181
CitationsScopus - 2
2004Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Hand dermatitis among factory workers in Beijing', Journal of Environmental Dermatology, 11 33-37 (2004) [C1]
2004Smith DR, Kubo H, Yamagata Z, 'Low prevalence of skin disease among patients in a Japanese nursing home', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23 42-44 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1741-6612.2004.00010.x
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2004Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Hand dermatitis among female nursing students in tropical Australia', Nursing and Health Sciences, 6 109-113 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1442-2018.2004.00181.x
CitationsScopus - 8
2004Smith DR, Choi JW, Yu DS, Ki M, Kubo H, Yamagata Z, 'A comparison of skin disease among nursing-home health care workers in Japan and Korea', Safety Science Monitor, 8 1-4 (2004) [C1]
2004Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang RX, Lian XH, Wang RS, 'Epidemiology of hand dermatitis among rural nursing students in Mainland China', Rural and Remote Health, 4 1-7 (2004) [C1]
2004Smith DR, Wei N, Kang L, Wang RS, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among professional nurses in Mainland China', Journal of Professional Nursing, 20 390-395 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.profnurs.2004.08.002
CitationsScopus - 47Web of Science - 37
2004Smith DR, Wei N, Zhang RX, Lian XH, Wang RS, 'Epidemiology of hand dermatitis among rural nursing students in mainland China: results from a preliminary study.', Rural and remote health, 4 270 (2004)
2003Smith DR, Kubo H, Tang S, Yamagata Z, 'Skin disease among staff in a Japanese nursing home', Journal of Occupational Health, 45 60-62 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1539/joh.45.60
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2003Smith DR, Choi JW, Ki M, Kim JY, Yamagata Z, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among staff in South Koreas' largest nursing home', Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 8 23-28 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1007/BF02897940
CitationsScopus - 8
2003Smith DR, Ohmura K, Yamagata Z, Minai J, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among female nurses in a rural Japanese hospital', Nursing and Health Sciences, 5 185-188 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1046/j.1442-2018.2003.00154.x
CitationsScopus - 29
2003Smith DR, Kondo N, Tanaka E, Tanaka H, Hirasawa K, Yamagata Z, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among hospital nurses in rural Japan', Rural and Remote Health, 3 1-7 (2003) [C1]
2003Smith DR, 'A brief overview of nursing in Australia: Historical development, current situation and future issues for the new Millenium', Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 23 40-45 (2003) [C1]
2003Smith DR, Kondo N, Tanaka E, Tanaka H, Hirasawa K, Yamagata Z, 'Musculoskeletal disorders among hospital nurses in rural Japan.', Rural and remote health, 3 241 (2003)
2003Smith DR, Sato M, Miyajima T, Mizutani T, Yamagata Z, 'Musculoskeletal disorders self-reported by female nursing students in Central Japan: A complete cross-sectional survey', International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40 725-729 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00012-9
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 19
2003Smith DR, Ohmura K, Yamagata Z, 'Prevalence and correlates of hand dermatitis among nurses in a Japanese teaching hospital', Journal of Epidemiology, 13 157-161 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1002/cb.130
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 8
2003Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Musculoskeletal disorders in nursing', Australian Nursing Journal, 11 1-3 (2003) [C1]
2002Smith DR, Sheu HM, Hsieh FS, Lee YL, Chang SJ, Guo YLL, 'Prevalence of skin disease among nursing home patients in southern Taiwan', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 41 754-759 (2002)
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 22
2002Smith DR, Guo YLL, Lee YL, Hsieh FS, Chang SJ, Sheu HM, 'Prevalence of skin disease among nursing home staff in southern Taiwan', INDUSTRIAL HEALTH, 40 54-58 (2002)
DOI10.2486/indhealth.40.54Author URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
2002Smith DR, Choi JW, Yu DS, Ki M, Oh CH, Yamagata Z, 'Skin disease among staff in a large Korean nursing home', TOHOKU JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE, 198 175-180 (2002)
DOI10.1620/tjem.198.175Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 2
2002Smith DR, Yamagata Z, 'An overview of occupational health and safety in Australia', Journal of UOEH, 24 19-25 (2002)

Australia is a developed country with a high standard of living, small population and large land area. Manufacturing is currently the largest economic contributor, although mining and agriculture are also significant industries. There are around 10 million employees in total, with retail trade and manufacturing being the largest employers. Manufacturing currently has the highest incidence of workplace injury, although around 5% of all Australian workers suffer from some kind of occupational disease or injury every year. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation is individually managed and enforced by the 8 states and territories. Training and registration for OHS professionals varies between the specialities and usually requires a combination of academic qualifications and workplace experience. Non-medical personnel constitute a large proportion of OHS professionals in Australia.

CitationsScopus - 3
2002Smith DR, Takeda Y, Mizutani T, Yamagata Z, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and skin disease among workers in a Japanese CD manufacturing plant', Journal of UOEH, 24 397-404 (2002)

We investigated the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and skin disease within a Japanese compact disk (CD) manufacturing plant. For this study, a stratified cross-section of workers completed self-reported questionnaires distributed over a 6-month time period. Low back pain (LBP) was the most commonly reported category (affecting 20.1%), followed by MSD of the shoulder (15.4%), neck(10.1%)and head(5.4%). Dermatitis was the most frequent skin disease (affecting 8.1%), followed by eczema (3.4%), acne (3.4%) and xerosis (2.7%). The odds of suffering neck MSD was 10.8 times higher among staff who sat in a chair all day (95%CI 1.8-112.8, P<0.05). Standing all day was also a risk factor for this condition (OR 8.2, 95%CI 1.2-81.7, P< 0.05). Female gender increased the risk of shoulder MSD 4.3 fold (95 % CI 1.4-13.7, P<0.05), as did alcohol consumption (OR 3.3, 95%CI 1.1-11.9, P<0.05). The odds of suffering any skin disease were significantly enhanced by working longer than 12 months in one's current job (OR 10.7, 95%CI% 1.5-7.3, P<0.05) and having a history of atopic disease (OR 7.2, 95%CI 2.6-21.4, P<0.001). Overall, the staff within our study reported generally lower levels of MSD and skin disease than in previous investigations of other workplaces.

CitationsScopus - 2
2002Smith DR, Atkinson R, Tang S, Yamagata Z, 'A survey of skin disease among patients in an Australian nursing home', Journal of Epidemiology, 12 336-340 (2002)

Although the number of nursing homes is increasing in Australia, few studies have investigated the dermatologic condition of their patients. To address this issue, we conducted one of the first skin disease investigations of nursing home residents in Queensland, Australia. Methods: Our predominant data source was the attending physicians' medical reports, which are updated monthly following their physical examination of each patient. Specialist podiatrists' monthly progress notes were also used as were daily nursing reports. Results: Just over half the patients (54.4%) had at least one skin disease registered among their medical records. Xerosis (dry skin) was the most common affliction, affecting 29.5% of the patients, followed by onychomycosis (tinea unguium) at 22.5% and dermatitis (8.9%). Skin cancer was recorded in 4.9%, while excoriation (3.1%) and unspecified keratosis (2.2%) were slightly less common. Being bedridden was identified as a risk factor for both xerosis (OR 3.9, 95% CI 1.8-8.7) and onychomycosis (OR 18.0, 95% CI 7.5-49.0). Conclusion: Overall, our research suggests that skin diseases are reasonably common among Australian nursing home patients. The presence of certain dermatologic conditions differed from other reports.

DOI10.1053/ejvs.2002.1607
CitationsScopus - 19
2002Smith DR, Guo YL, Lee YL, Chang SJ, 'Ergonomic and demographic issues reported by palliative care workers in southern Taiwan.', The American journal of hospice & palliative care, 19 96-102 (2002)

AIM: To investigate ergonomic and demographic issues reported by palliative care workers in southern Taiwan. METHOD: A structured questionnaire was completed by staff members from 11 nursing homes within southern Taiwan. Questions focused on age, sex, height, weight, shift-work details, duration of current employment, nature of current employment, the presence of injury and pain during the past 12 months, the phase lag before the onset of injury, and sick leave details. RESULTS: A total of 125 health-care workers were recruited. Most were female (89.3 percent) and employed full-time (64.8 percent) as patient care assistants (55.2 percent). Most workers were regularly involved in patient-handling tasks (61.6 percent). Almost half (36.8 percent) had suffered a musculoskeletal disorder within the previous year. Lower back injury was reported by 12.0 percent of all employees. Changing patients'clothes and changing their bed linen were associated statistically with musculoskeletal injury (odds ratio (OR) 2.9, 95 percent confidence interval (CI) 1.4-6.3 and OR 2.8, 95 percent CI 1.4-6.1), respectively. Moving the patients was also related to injury during our research (OR 2.5, 95 percent CI 1.2-5.4). CONCLUSION: This study has revealed various ergonomic and demographic issues reported by palliative care workers in southern Taiwan for the first time. The prevalence of certain injuries and symptoms are different from other reports.

CitationsScopus - 2
2001Smith DR, Shiao JS, 'Nursing in Taiwan.', Australian nursing journal (July 1993), 8 34-35 (2001)
2001Smith DR, Inoue T, Ushikubo M, Amano S, 'Nursing in Japan.', Australian nursing journal (July 1993), 9 39-40 (2001)
CitationsScopus - 1
Show 232 more journal articles

Conference (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'The effect of surgical magnification (loupes) on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsJane Taylor, Melanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly
2013Hayes MJ, Osmotherly PG, Taylor JA, Smith DR, Ho A, 'Does the use of surgical magnification (loupes) effect upper extremity pain, and disability among dental hygienists.', Proceedings of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authorsMelanie Hayes, Peter Osmotherly, Jane Taylor
2012Smith DR, Guidotti TL, 'Creating environmental and occupational health in the Twentieth Century: A journal, its editorial board, and the field it shaped', At Work in the World: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the History of Occupational and Environmental Health, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2011Ryan SE, Hills CM, Buxton AJ, Smith DR, 'Generation 'Y' research: Informing & changing educational practices', Proceedings of the 24th Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference, Gold Coast, QLD (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsSusan Ryan, Caroline Hills, Tony Buxton
2009Adachi Y, Shouyama Y, Mouri F, Ishibashi N, Ishitake T, Smith DR, Mihashi M, 'Tobacco use among Japanese nurses and its relationship with hospital safety climate', Abstracts from the 2nd Oceania Tobacco Control 09 Conference, Darwin, NT (2009) [E3]
2009Smith DR, 'Ergonomics, economics and impact factors: An analysis of bibliometric trends in our field, 1975-2007', Abstracts from the 45th Annual Conference. Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, Melbourne, Vic (2009) [E3]
2009Smith DR, Leggat PA, Goldsmid JM, Frean J, 'Historical development of the Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine and other international periodicals in our field', Annals of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, Yeppoon, QLD (2009) [E3]
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, Speare R, 'Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors among veterinarians in Queensland, Australia', 44th Annual Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia National Conference: Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E3]
2008Smith DR, Leggat PA, 'Tobacco smoking and occupation in Australia: Towards more effective targeting of tobacco control interventions in the workplace', The Safety Conference. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Smith DR, Guy LM, Capra M, 'Developing an Australian research centre for occupational health and safety: Local knowledge, national impact and global benefit', XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Abstracts, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E3]
2002Tang S, Toda Y, Smith DR, Mabuchi F, Yamagata Z, 'An analysis of OPTN gene mutations among Japanese patients with normal tension glaucoma and primary open-angle glaucoma.', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (2002)
Author URL
Show 8 more conferences
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$1,502,256

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $11,583

Mapping Research Linkages: Australia-Malaysia and Australia-Singapore$11,583

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding bodyDepartment of Education
Project TeamProfessor Derek Smith, Doctor Simon Utteridge
SchemeRequest for Quote
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500667
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20101 grants / $2,000

Faculty of Health (Ourimbah) - Award for Research Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Derek Smith
SchemeAward for Research Excellence
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001018
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $13,172

CGU Labour Hire Project$13,172

Funding body: CGU Workers Compensation (NSW) Ltd

Funding bodyCGU Workers Compensation (NSW) Ltd
Project TeamDoctor Lynette Guy, Professor Derek Smith
SchemeLabour Hire Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190397
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

20081 grants / $1,000

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia 44th Annual Conference, University of South Australia (Eastern Campus), 17/11/2008 - 19/11/2008$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Derek Smith
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189595
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $1,474,501

WorkCover Research Centre of Excellence$1,474,501

Funding body: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

Funding bodyWorkCover Authority of New South Wales
Project TeamProfessor Derek Smith
SchemeCentres of Excellence
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185478
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY
Edit

Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Indirect Vision Training for Oral Health Students
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015An Investigation of the Prevalence, Correlates and Potential Intervention Strategies for Musculoskeletal Disorders among School Teachers in Botswana
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2013Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Australian Dental Hygiene Profession: Investigating Prevalence, Correlates and Interventions
Dental Studies, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012Investigation and Validation of a Novel Text Mining Methodology for Occupational Accident Analysis and Prevention
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
Edit

Professor Derek Smith

Position

Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health
WorkCover Research Centre of Excellence
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Occupational Health and Safety

Contact Details

Emailderek.smith@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4348 4021
Fax(02) 4348 4013

Office

BuildingAB
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
Edit