Professor Derek Smith is an award-winning, multidisciplinary researcher based at the University of Newcastle in Australia. His wide variety of research interests include: Environmental & Occupational Health, Public Health, Bibliometrics and Research Utility, Hazard Assessment, Risk Factor Evaluation, Epidemiology, Tobacco Control, Tropical Health, Student Health and Medical History.

Experience

  • 2008–2015
    Adjunct Professor, James Cook University
  • 2008–2015
    Professor, University of Newcastle

Education

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    James Cook University, MSc
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    James Cook University, MPH
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    University of Southern Queensland, PhD
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    University of Yamanashi, PhD
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    Queensland University of Technology, MHSc
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    Griffith University, BSc
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    University of New England, BEd

Publications

  • 2015
    Assessing productivity among university academics and scientific researchers, Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
  • 2014
    Albert Sabin: The development of an oral poliovirus vaccine, Pioneers of Medicine Without a Nobel Prize
  • 2013
    Declining rates of tobacco use in the Japanese medical profession, 1965-2009, Journal of Epidemiology
  • 2012
    Impact factors, scientometrics and the history of citation-based research, Scientometrics
  • 2011
    Examining the dimensions of hospital safety climate and psychosocial risk factors among Japanese nurses, Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • History And Philosophy Of Specific Fields (2202)
  • Library And Information Studies (0807)