Dr Nathan Downs
|Position||Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)|
|Section||School of Sciences|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 5521|
|Qualifications||BEng(Hons) USQ , BEd USQ , MPhil USQ , PhD USQ|
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Solar UV radiation
USQ Research affiliations
Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)
International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)
Currently teaching courses/programs
Research most recent
1. Garzón-Chavez, D.R., Quentin, E. Harrison, S.L., Parisi, A.V., Butler, H.J., Downs, N.J. 2018, “The geospatial relationship of pterygium and senile cataract to ambient solar ultraviolet in tropical Ecuador”, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, DOI: 10/1039/C8PP00023A.
2. Downs, N.J. & Harrison, S.L. 2018, “A comprehensive approach to evaluating and classifying sun-protective clothing”, British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 178, no. 2, pp. 1-7. DOI:10.1111/bjd.15938.
3. Downs, N.J, Butler, H. & Parisi, A.V. 2016, "Solar ultraviolet attenuation during the Australian (Red Dawn) dust event of 23 September 2009", Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 98, pp. 2039-2050 .
Conference Presentations / Proceedings
1. Downs, N.J., Garzón-Chavez, D.R., Quentin, E., Harrison, S.L., Parisi, A.V. & Butler, H.J. 2018, “The inverse relationship between the incidence of solar induced eye disease and reported skin cancer rates at high elevation in the tropical Andes, Ecuador, South America,” 4th International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, 1-4 May 2018, Toronto, Canada.
2. Downs, N.J., Schouten, P.W. & Parisi, A. 2016, “In-situ measurements of solar exposure distribution on a coral reef: preliminary findings relating to reef aspect, water turbidity and dosimeter design,” 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
3. Downs, N., Harrison, S., Garzon-Chavez, D., Parisi, A. 2015, “Classroom teachers and occupational UV exposure characteristics: Townsville and Toowoomba,” 3rd International UV and Skin Cancer Prevention Conference, 7-11 December 2015, Melbourne.
Research most notable
Downs, N. & Parisi, A. 2009, “Measurements of the anatomical distribution of erythemal ultraviolet: a study comparing exposure distribution to the site incidence of solar keratoses, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma”, Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1195-1201. DOI:10.1039/b901741k
Publications in ePrints
Jebar, Mustapha A. A. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Parisi, Alfio V. and Turner, Joanna (2021) Evaluation of the Long-term Cumulative UVA Facial Exposure of Queensland School Teachers derived for an Extended Period from the OMI Satellite Irradiance. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 97 (1). pp. 192-197. ISSN 1751-1097
Dexter, Benjamin R. and King, RachelORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3302-0919 and Parisi, Alfio V. and Harrison, Simone L. and Igoe, Damien P. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 (2020) Electronic Sun Journal Versus Self-report Sun Diary: A Comparison of Recording Personal Sunlight Exposure Methods. Photochemistry and Photobiology. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0031-8655
Igoe, Damien P. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Parisi, Alfio V. and Amar, Abdurazaq (2020) Evaluation of shade profiles while walking in urban environments: A case study from inner suburban Sydney, Australia. Building and Environment, 177:106873. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0360-1323
Jebar, Mustapha A. and Parisi, Alfio V. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Turner, Joanna (2020) Influence of Clouds on OMI Satellite Total Daily UVA Exposure over a 12-year Period at a Southern Hemisphere Site. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41 (1). pp. 272-283. ISSN 0143-1161
Dexter, B. R. and King, R.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3302-0919 and Parisi, A. V. and Harrison, S. L. and Konovalov, D. A. and Downs, N. J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 (2020) Keratinocyte skin cancer risks for working school teachers: scenarios and implications of the timing of scheduled duty periods in Queensland, Australia. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 213:112046. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1011-1344