Adelle Liebenberg

Program Convenor
University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle

Newcastle, NSW

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Adelle is a certified occupational hygienist (COH) and full member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH) with more than 12 years occupational hygiene industrial experience before joining the University of Newcastle as a lecturer in Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology in 2014. in addition, she is currently undertaking her PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health through the University of Newcastle's School of Health Sciences within the Faculty of Health and Medicine. Adelle's is passionate about worker health and quality of life, and her research is focussed on noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) in workplaces. Her PhD is aimed at determining why there are still so many workers suffering from NIHL, when it is an entirely preventable injury. Her research investigate the hearing health of workers entering into the NSW Coal Mining Industry. She works in collaboration with Coal Services health and the NSW Coal Mining Industry in order to provide detailed results on the hearing health of workers entering into their workplace, obtained from 30 years of audiometric testing results. This will enable industry to develop and implement effective hearing conservation programs and could significantly improve hearing health outcomes for workers, whilst also lowering the economic burden of noise induced hearing loss related compensation claims for workplaces. In addition Adelle's research includes total worker health, looking at the current evidence base with which future directions can be established to maintain a healthy and efficient workforce as they age.

Adelle identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.