Jacqueline  Cotton

Dr Jacqueline Cotton

qualifications: PhD

position: Lecturer/Researcher


Dr Jacqueline Cotton resides in Hamilton, south west Victoria. She commenced her PhD (Agriculture) in 2005 and her degree was conferred in 2009 after submission in 2008 and acceptance with only minor review. Dr Cotton’s previous research work has focused on the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal worms in sheep and analysis of agrichemical mode of action on Sheep Blowfly (Lucilia Cuprina) during larval stages. This research was undertaken within Parasite Control Laboratory in the LaTrobe University, School of Agriculture and School of Chemistry. Dr Cotton was appointed as lecturer and researcher in Rural Health within the Deakin University School of Medicine, lectures and chairs the units HMF701 Agricultural Health and Medicine and HMF702 Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities. She has completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and is involved in development of curriculum and assessment within the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine. Complementing her research is active involvement in supervision and mentoring research and medical students. Most recently a study evaluating the impact of agrichemical exposure research on practice change by participants. Dr Cotton is appointed a member to both the Victorian FarmSafe committee, the recently formed Agriculture Safety Reference Group established by WorkSafe Victoria and the Rural Industries Skills Training Animal Ethics committee. She is currently a scientific reviewer for a number of international journals, including the Journal of Agromedicine, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health and the International Journal of Environmental Health Research. She is also currently a media contact for Deakin University on matters relating to agrichemical use and exposure risk. Dr Cotton has multidisciplinary scientific and industry expertise, in particular, translational research within human population health, occupational health and safety, agriculture and animal production science. Communication and uptake of project outcomes will require a these skills to ensure effective translation into practice and behaviour change.

Articles contributed to by this person

Review Article 6 January 2020

Organophosphate exposure and the chronic effects on farmers: a narrative review

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