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Dr Nathan Downs

Dr Nathan Downs
Name Nathan Downs
Position Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)
Section School of Sciences
Office D108D
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5521
Extension 5521
Qualifications BEng(Hons) USQ , BEd USQ , MPhil USQ , PhD USQ
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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 )

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

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

A Jebar, Mustapha A. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: 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

Parisi, Alfio V. and Igoe, Damien and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: and Turner, Joanna and Amar, Abdurazaq and A Jebar, Mustapha A. (2021) Satellite monitoring of environmental solar ultraviolet A (UVA) exposure and irradiance: a review of OMI and GOME-2. Remote Sensing, 13 (4):752. pp. 1-19.

Dexter, Benjamin R. and King, RachelORCID: and Parisi, Alfio V. and Harrison, Simone L. and Igoe, Damien P. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: (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: 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

A Jebar, Mustapha A. and Parisi, Alfio V. and Downs, Nathan J.ORCID: 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

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