Associate Professor Tony Lower

Associate Professor
Australian Centre for Agricultural Health & Safety, Moree, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 6752 8210
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Selected grants

2014

  • Smart technology for best practice Work Health & Safety by cotton growers; Lower T, Temperley J; Cotton Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.
  • Work Health and Safety Legislative Responsibilities; Lower T, Temperley J; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.
  • Mapping the Work Health and Safety Risks in the Primary Industries; Lower T, Temperley J; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.

2013

  • Cotton industry injury and safety profile; Lower T; Cotton Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.
  • The Australian Rural Health Research Collaboration; Perkins D, Passey M, Lower T; New South Wales Department of Health/Population Health and Health Services Research Support Program.

2012

  • Human exposure to zinc phosphide during the on-farm preparation of mouse baits (Phase 2); Lower T; Grains Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development: Crop Protection.

2011

  • Formative study of human exposure to zinc phosphide during the on-farm preparation of mouse baits (Phase 1); Lower T; Grains Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development: Crop Protection.
  • Adopton of quad bike rollover prevention devices; Lower T; Worksafe Victoria/Research Support.

2010

  • Funding contribution to support ACAHS activities aimed at improving health and safety of the farming population in the Hunter New England area by research aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of injury and illness associated with life and work in; Lower T; Hunter New England Health Service/Research Support.
  • Health and safety baseline of Australian farm enterprises; Lower T; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • Safe farming on small farms; Temperley J, Lower T; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • Evaluation and development of Farm Health and Safety Toolkit for rural GPs; Perkins D, Lower T; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lower, T., Pollock, K., Herde, L. (2013). Australian quad bike fatalities: what is the economic cost? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 173-178. [More Information]
  • Clapperton, A., Herde, L., Lower, T. (2013). Quad bike related injury in Victoria, Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(6), 418-422. [More Information]
  • Lower, T. (2013). Quad bikes: tobacco on four wheels. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 105-107. [More Information]
  • Depczynski, J., Herde, E., Fragar, L., Lower, T. (2013). Safe play areas on farms in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(4), 220-224. [More Information]
  • Temperley, J., Lower, T., Herde, L. (2013). Safety on small Australian farms. Rural Society, 23(1), 101-112.
  • Lower, T., Herde, L. (2012). Non-intentional farm injury fatalities in Australia, 2003-2006. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 23(1-2), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Lower, T., Herde, L., Fragar, L. (2012). Quad bike deaths in Australia 2001 to 2010. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28(1), 7-24.
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Temperley, J. (2011). Agricultural health and safety performance in Australia. Journal of Agromedicine, 16(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • Massey, P., Polkinghorne, B., Durrheim, D., Lower, T., Speare, R. (2011). Blood, guts and knife cuts: reducing the risk of swine brucellosis in feral pig hunters in north-west New South Wales, Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 11(4), Article no. 1793-(9pp). [More Information]
  • Lower, T. (2011). Farm Injury Fatalities: Where are we and where to from here? Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 8(1), 12-15.
  • Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Lower, T. (2011). Mortality patterns of Australian male farmers and farm managers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(4), 179-184. [More Information]
  • Burcham (nee Eather), J., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Lower, T. (2011). Patterns of alcohol use for farm and non-farm residents in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(2), 101-102. [More Information]
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Herde, L. (2011). Potential for prevention of farm injury fatalities in Australia. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 27(2), 125-137.
  • Lower, T. (2011). Reducing farm injury deaths through regulation. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11-12), 645. [More Information]
  • Perkins, D., Barclay, L., Browne, K., Blunden, L., Fragar, L., Kelly, B., Lower, T., Lyle, D., Saberi, V., Stain, H., Sidford, J. (2011). The Australian Rural Health Research Collaboration: building collaborative population health research in rural and remote NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(1-2), 23-26. [More Information]
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Challinor, K., Mills, J., Williams, W. (2010). Improving hearing health for farming families. Rural and Remote Health, 10, 1350-1-1350-9. [More Information]
  • Fragar, L., Lower, T. (2010). Motor Transport and Traffic Safety in Australian Agriculture: A Review. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 21(4), 22-26.
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Fuller, J., Challinor, K., Williams, W. (2010). Social network analysis for farmers' hearing services in a rural community. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 47-51.
  • Lower, T., Nauan, B., Abel, M., Ake, M., Puloka, V., Tiban, K. (2005). Curbing the tide--non-communicable disease in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog: a publication of the Pacific Basin Officers Training Program and the Fiji School of Medicine, 12(2), 61-64.
  • Lower, T., Durham, G., Bow, D., Larson, A. (2004). Implementation of the Australian core public health functions in rural Western Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 418-425.
  • Blunden, A., Lower, T., Slevin, T. (2004). Knowledge, Awareness, and Use of the UV Index Amongst the West Australian Public. Journal of Health Communication: international perspectives, 9, 207-221.
  • Lower, T., Egginton, N., Owen, R. (2003). Agricultural motorcycle injuries in WA adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27(3), 333-336.
  • Lockhart, C., Lower, T., Loud, J. (2003). APPROACHING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE THROUGH ‘COUNTRY WEEK’: THE IMPACT OF A RURAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM ON THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 11(5), 254-255.
  • Shilton, T., Howat, P., James, R., Lower, T. (2003). Review of competencies for Australian health promotion. Global Health Promotion, 10(4), 162-209.
  • Hamilton, G., Cross, D., Lower, T., Resnicow, K., Williams, P. (2003). School policy: What helps to reduce teenage smoking? Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 5(4), 507-513.
  • Lower, T., Ladyshewsky, R., Loud, J., Moore, S. (2002). Enhancing supervision skills for rural placements through video-conferencing in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 8(3), 94-99.
  • Buckley, D., Lower, T. (2002). Factors influencing the utilisation of health services by rural men. Australian Health Review, 25(2), 11-15.

2013

  • Lower, T., Pollock, K., Herde, L. (2013). Australian quad bike fatalities: what is the economic cost? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 173-178. [More Information]
  • Clapperton, A., Herde, L., Lower, T. (2013). Quad bike related injury in Victoria, Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(6), 418-422. [More Information]
  • Lower, T. (2013). Quad bikes: tobacco on four wheels. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 105-107. [More Information]
  • Depczynski, J., Herde, E., Fragar, L., Lower, T. (2013). Safe play areas on farms in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 21(4), 220-224. [More Information]
  • Temperley, J., Lower, T., Herde, L. (2013). Safety on small Australian farms. Rural Society, 23(1), 101-112.

2012

  • Lower, T., Herde, L. (2012). Non-intentional farm injury fatalities in Australia, 2003-2006. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 23(1-2), 21-26. [More Information]
  • Lower, T., Herde, L., Fragar, L. (2012). Quad bike deaths in Australia 2001 to 2010. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28(1), 7-24.

2011

  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Temperley, J. (2011). Agricultural health and safety performance in Australia. Journal of Agromedicine, 16(4), 292-298. [More Information]
  • Massey, P., Polkinghorne, B., Durrheim, D., Lower, T., Speare, R. (2011). Blood, guts and knife cuts: reducing the risk of swine brucellosis in feral pig hunters in north-west New South Wales, Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 11(4), Article no. 1793-(9pp). [More Information]
  • Lower, T. (2011). Farm Injury Fatalities: Where are we and where to from here? Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 8(1), 12-15.
  • Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Lower, T. (2011). Mortality patterns of Australian male farmers and farm managers. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(4), 179-184. [More Information]
  • Burcham (nee Eather), J., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Lower, T. (2011). Patterns of alcohol use for farm and non-farm residents in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(2), 101-102. [More Information]
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Herde, L. (2011). Potential for prevention of farm injury fatalities in Australia. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 27(2), 125-137.
  • Lower, T. (2011). Reducing farm injury deaths through regulation. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11-12), 645. [More Information]
  • Perkins, D., Barclay, L., Browne, K., Blunden, L., Fragar, L., Kelly, B., Lower, T., Lyle, D., Saberi, V., Stain, H., Sidford, J. (2011). The Australian Rural Health Research Collaboration: building collaborative population health research in rural and remote NSW. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(1-2), 23-26. [More Information]

2010

  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Challinor, K., Mills, J., Williams, W. (2010). Improving hearing health for farming families. Rural and Remote Health, 10, 1350-1-1350-9. [More Information]
  • Fragar, L., Lower, T. (2010). Motor Transport and Traffic Safety in Australian Agriculture: A Review. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 21(4), 22-26.
  • Lower, T., Fragar, L., Depczynski, J., Fuller, J., Challinor, K., Williams, W. (2010). Social network analysis for farmers' hearing services in a rural community. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 47-51.

2005

  • Lower, T., Nauan, B., Abel, M., Ake, M., Puloka, V., Tiban, K. (2005). Curbing the tide--non-communicable disease in the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog: a publication of the Pacific Basin Officers Training Program and the Fiji School of Medicine, 12(2), 61-64.

2004

  • Lower, T., Durham, G., Bow, D., Larson, A. (2004). Implementation of the Australian core public health functions in rural Western Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 28(5), 418-425.
  • Blunden, A., Lower, T., Slevin, T. (2004). Knowledge, Awareness, and Use of the UV Index Amongst the West Australian Public. Journal of Health Communication: international perspectives, 9, 207-221.

2003

  • Lower, T., Egginton, N., Owen, R. (2003). Agricultural motorcycle injuries in WA adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 27(3), 333-336.
  • Lockhart, C., Lower, T., Loud, J. (2003). APPROACHING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE THROUGH ‘COUNTRY WEEK’: THE IMPACT OF A RURAL PLACEMENT PROGRAM ON THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 11(5), 254-255.
  • Shilton, T., Howat, P., James, R., Lower, T. (2003). Review of competencies for Australian health promotion. Global Health Promotion, 10(4), 162-209.
  • Hamilton, G., Cross, D., Lower, T., Resnicow, K., Williams, P. (2003). School policy: What helps to reduce teenage smoking? Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 5(4), 507-513.

2002

  • Lower, T., Ladyshewsky, R., Loud, J., Moore, S. (2002). Enhancing supervision skills for rural placements through video-conferencing in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 8(3), 94-99.
  • Buckley, D., Lower, T. (2002). Factors influencing the utilisation of health services by rural men. Australian Health Review, 25(2), 11-15.

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