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Hugh Davies

Hugh Davies

Professor, PhD

Chair, MSc/PhD Admissions Committee



360A-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Davies studies human exposure to hazardous chemicals and physical agents in the workplace and the community. He is Principle Investigator of the Canadian Workplace Exposure Database Project, a repository of half million occupational exposure measurements from around Canada. He also has over 85 peer-reviewed publications and his work has been cited 3600 times.

Killam Research Fellowship (2012)

Killam Teach Prize (2021)

He is a board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH), a member of the ACGIH Chemical Substances TLV Committee, past-president of the Canadian Association of Research on Work and Health and served as Chair of the International Congress on the Biological Effects of Noise (Team 3).


His current research is investigating exposure to hazardous drugs in health care and veterinarian workers, the effects of chemical exposures on workers’ hearing, and employee health in overdose prevention sites. He has studied the “non-auditory” effects of noise, investigating the role of noise at home and work in cardiovascular diseases, adverse birth outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, and the impact of noise on childhood learning.

SPPH 535 – Principles of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene

SPPH 562 – Chemical & Biological Hazard Measurement