Associate Professor Graeme Zosky
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Research Field: Respiratory Environmental Health
Nearly 1 million children under the age of five die every year from lung diseases due to preventable environmental exposures such as air pollution, poor water quality and inadequate housing.
Graeme’s research aims to identify the major environmental exposures that contribute to this problem and the key windows of susceptibility when the lung is most likely to be impacted by these exposures. His work takes a multi-disciplinary approach to this problem by synthesising population health data with laboratory based studies.
Graeme also runs a technology development program that ensures that his program’s outcome measures are state-of-the art. The techniques that he has been involved in developing are likely to revolutionise our understanding of how the lung works.