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Assoc Prof Nathan Downs

Assoc Prof Nathan Downs
Name Nathan Downs
Position Associate Professor (Mathematics)
Section School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing
Office D118
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5521
Extension 5521
Email
Qualifications BEng(Hons) USQ , BEd USQ , MPhil USQ , PhD USQ
Homepage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nathan_Downs
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 029999 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 040199 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 370199 )
  • Other Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 519999 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences ( 370100 )
  • Other Physical Sciences ( 519900 )

Research interests
Solar UV radiation
Public Health
Maths/Science Education

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENM1500
MAT1000
MAT1102

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

Igoe, Damien P. and Parisi, Alfio V.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8430-8907 and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Butler, HarryORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1224-2774 (2022) A Case Study of UV Exposure Risk in Sydney during the 2019/2020 New South Wales Bushfires. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 98 (5). pp. 1236-1244. ISSN 0031-8655

Prasad, Salvin S. and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2290-6749 and Downs, NathanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Igoe, Damien and Parisi, Alfio V.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8430-8907 and Soar, JeffreyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 (2022) Cloud Affected Solar UV Predictions with Three-Phase Wavelet Hybrid Convolutional Long Short-Term Memory Network Multi-Step Forecast System. IEEE Access, 10. pp. 24704-24720.

Deo, Ravinesh C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2290-6749 and Grant, Richard H. and Webb, Ann and Ghimire, Sujan and Igoe, Damien P. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Al-Musaylh, Mohanad S. and Parisi, Alfio V.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8430-8907 and Soar, JeffreyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 (2022) Forecasting solar photosynthetic photon flux density under cloud cover effects: novel predictive model using convolutional neural network integrated with long short-term memory network. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. pp. 1-38. ISSN 1436-3240

Ahmed, Abul Abrar Masrur and Deo, Ravinesh C.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2290-6749 and Ghimire, Sujan and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 and Devi, Aruna and Barua, Prabal D.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5117-8333 and Yaseen, Zaher M. (2022) Introductory Engineering Mathematics Students’ Weighted Score Predictions Utilising a Novel Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline Model. Sustainability, 14 (17):11070. pp. 1-27.

Downs, Nathan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 (2022) Queensland Guidelines for the provision of tree shade on suburban nature-strips. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 029999 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 040199 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 370199 )
  • Other Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified ( 519999 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Atmospheric Sciences ( 370100 )
  • Other Physical Sciences ( 519900 )


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