Rachel Tham


NameRachel Tham
Job titleResearch Fellow (Air Pollution and Cognition)
Research instituteMary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Faculty of Health Sciences

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Outdoor fungal spores and acute respiratory effects in vulnerable individuals
Tham, Rachel, Erbas, Bircan, Dharmage, Shyamali Chandrika, Tang, Mimi L. K., Aldakheel, Fahad, Lodge, Caroline J., Thomas, Paul S., Taylor, Philip E., Abramson, Michael J. and Lowe, Adrian J.. (2019) Outdoor fungal spores and acute respiratory effects in vulnerable individuals. Environmental Research. 178, pp. 1 - 9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108675

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Association between fire smoke fine particulate matter and asthma-related outcomes: Systematic review and meat-analysis
Arriagada, Nicolas Borchers, Horsley, Joshua A., Palmer, Andrew J., Morgan, Geoffrey G., Tham, Rachel and Johnston, Fay H.. (2019) Association between fire smoke fine particulate matter and asthma-related outcomes: Systematic review and meat-analysis. Environmental Research. 179, pp. 1 - 11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108777

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High ambient levels of grass, weed and other pollen are associated with asthma admissions in children and adolescents: A large 5-year case-crossover study
Shrestha, Som K., Katelaris, C. H., Dharmage, S. C., Burton, Pamela, Vicendese, Don, Tham, Rachel, Abramson, Michael J. and Erbas, B.. (2018) High ambient levels of grass, weed and other pollen are associated with asthma admissions in children and adolescents: A large 5-year case-crossover study. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 48(11), pp. 1421 - 1428. https://doi.org/10.1111/cea.13225

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Outdoor pollen is a trigger of child and adolescent asthma emergency department presentations: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Erbas, Bircan, Jazayeri, Mitra, Lambert, Katrina A., Katelaris, Constance H., Prendergast, Luke A., Tham, Rachel, Parrodi, M.J., Davies, Janet M., Newbigin, Ed J., Abramson, Michael J. and Charmage, Shyamali C.. (2018) Outdoor pollen is a trigger of child and adolescent asthma emergency department presentations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Allergy. 73(8), pp. 1632 - 1641. https://doi.org/10.1111/all.13407

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Air pollution and otitis media in children: A systematic review of literature
Bowatte, Gayan, Tham, Rachel, Perret, Jennifer L., Bloom, Michael S., Dong, Guanghui, Waidyatillake, Nilakshi, Bui, Dinh, Morgan, Geoffrey G., Jalaludin, Bin, Lodge, Caroline J. and Dharmage, Shyamali C.. (2018) Air pollution and otitis media in children: A systematic review of literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(2), pp. 1 - 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020257

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Greenspace and atopic sensitization in children and adolescents: A systematic review
Lambert, Katrina A., Bowatte, Gayan, Tham, Rachel, Lodge, Caroline J., Prendergast, Luke A., Heinrich, Joachim, Abramson, Michael J., Dharmage, Shyamali C. and Erbas, Bircan. (2018) Greenspace and atopic sensitization in children and adolescents: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(11), pp. 1 - 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112539

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Associations between outdoor fungal spores and childhood and adolescent asthma hospitalizations
Tham, Rachel, Vicendese, Don, Dharmage, S. C., Hyndman, Rob J., Newbigin, E., Lewis, Emma, O'Sullivan, Molly, Lowe, Adrian J., Taylor, Philip, Bardin, Philip, Tang, Mimi L. K., Abramson, Michael J. and Erbas, B.. (2017) Associations between outdoor fungal spores and childhood and adolescent asthma hospitalizations. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 139(4), pp. 1140 - 1147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2016.06.046

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Effect of season of birth on cord blood IgE and IgE at birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Susanto, Nugrobo Harry, Vicendese, Don, Salim, Agus, Lowe, Adrian J., Dharmage, S. C., Tham, Rachel, Lodge, Caroline, Garden, Frances L., Allen, Katie, Svanes, Cecilie, Heinrich, Joachim, Abramson, Michael J. and Erbas, B.. (2017) Effect of season of birth on cord blood IgE and IgE at birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental Research. 157, pp. 198 - 205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.05.026

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Residential greenness and allergic respiratory diseases in children and adolescents - a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lambert, K. A., Bowatte, G., Tham, Rachel, Lodge, C., Prendergast, L., Heinrich, J., Abramson, Michael J., Dharmage, S. C. and Erbas, B.. (2017) Residential greenness and allergic respiratory diseases in children and adolescents - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Environmental Research. 159, pp. 212 - 221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2017.08.002

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The role of outdoor fungi on asthma hospital admissions in children and adolescents: a 5-year time stratified case-crossover analysis
Tham, Rachel, Katelaris, Constance H., Vicendese, Don, Dharmage, Shyamali C., Lowe, Adrian J., Bowatte, Gayan, Taylor, Philip, Burton, Pamela, Abramson, Michael J. and Erbas, B.. (2017) The role of outdoor fungi on asthma hospital admissions in children and adolescents: a 5-year time stratified case-crossover analysis. Environmental Research. 154, pp. 42 - 49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.016

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The quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in rural primary care
Allenby, Ann, Kinsman, Leigh, Tham, Rachel, Symons, Julie, Jones, Mike and Campbell, Stephen. (2016) The quality of cardiovascular disease prevention in rural primary care. Australian Journal of Rural Health. 24(2), pp. 92 - 98. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12224

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural Australian primary care: an exploratory study of the perspectives of clinicians and high-risk men
Kinsman, Leigh, Tham, Rachel, Symons, Julie, Jones, Mike, Campbell, Stephen and Allenby, Ann. (2016) Prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural Australian primary care: an exploratory study of the perspectives of clinicians and high-risk men. Australian Journal of Primary Health. 22(6), pp. 510 - 516. https://doi.org/10.1071/PY15091

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Oral health-related knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy of Australian rural older adults
Marino, Rodrigo Jose, Hopcraft, Matthew, Ghanim, Aghareed, Tham, Rachel, Khew, Chee-Wah and Stevenson, Christine. (2016) Oral health-related knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy of Australian rural older adults. Gerodontology: an international journal. 33(4), pp. 530 - 538. https://doi.org/10.1111/ger.12202

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Breastfeeding and the risk of dental caries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tham, Rachel, Bowatte, G., Dharmage, S. C., Tan, D. J., Lau, M. X.Z., Dai, Xiaochen, Allen, K J. and Lodge, C. J.. (2015) Breastfeeding and the risk of dental caries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Paediatrica. 104(467), pp. 62 - 84. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13118

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Breastfeeding and asthma and allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lodge, Caroline J., Tan, D. J., Lau, M. X. Z., Dai, Xiaochen, Tham, Rachel, Lowe, Adrian J., Bowatte, Gayan, Allen, K. J. and Dharmage, Shyamali Chandrika. (2015) Breastfeeding and asthma and allergies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Paediatrica. 104(467), pp. 38 - 53. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13132

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Breastfeeding and childhood acute otitis media: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Bowatte, G., Tham, R., Allen, K. J., Tan, D. J., Lau, M. X. Z., Dai, X. and Lodge, C. J.. (2015) Breastfeeding and childhood acute otitis media: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Paediatrica. 104(467), pp. 85 - 95. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.13151

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Reporting dental trauma and its inclusion in an injury surveillance system in Victoria, Australia
Dang, K. M., Day, P. F., Calache, H., Tham, R. and Parashos, P.. (2015) Reporting dental trauma and its inclusion in an injury surveillance system in Victoria, Australia. Australian Dental Journal. 60(1), pp. 88 - 95. https://doi.org/10.1111/adj.12273

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Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality?
Ward, Bernadette M., Buykx, P. F., Tham, Rachel, Kinsman, Leigh and Humphreys, John S.. (2014) Investing in longitudinal studies of primary healthcare: what can we learn about service performance, sustainability and quality? Rural and Remote Health. 14(4), pp. 1 - 6.

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Staff perceptions of primary healthcare service change: Influences on staff satisfaction
Tham, Rachel, Buykx, Penny, Kinsman, Leigh, Ward, Bernadette, Humphreys, John S., Asaid, Adel, Tuohey, Kathy and Jenner, Rohan. (2014) Staff perceptions of primary healthcare service change: Influences on staff satisfaction. Australian Health Review. 38(5), pp. 580 - 583. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH14015

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Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances
Tham, Rachel, Dharmage, Shyamali C., Taylor, Philip E., Katelaris, Constance H., Vicendese, Don, Abramson, Michael J. and Erbas, Bircan. (2014) Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. 25(5), pp. 439 - 449. https://doi.org/10.1111/pai.12257

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Pattern and factors associated with utilization of dental services among older adults in rural Victoria
MariƱo, Rodrigo Jose, Khan, A. R., Tham, Rachel, Khew, Chee-Wah and Stevenson, Christine. (2014) Pattern and factors associated with utilization of dental services among older adults in rural Victoria. Australian Dental Journal. 59(4), pp. 504 - 510. https://doi.org/10.1111/adj.12216

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The role of seasonal grass pollen on childhood asthma emergency department presentations
Erbas, B., Akram, M., Dharmage, S. C., Tham, R., Dennekamp, M., Newbigin, E., Taylor, P., Tang, M. L. K. and Abramson, M. J.. (2012) The role of seasonal grass pollen on childhood asthma emergency department presentations. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 42(5), pp. 799 - 805. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2222.2012.03995.x

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