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Profile Dr. Anil Adisesh

Anil Adisesh
J.D. Irving, Limited Research Chair in Occupational Medicine
Associate Professor

Contact Information

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Tel: 506-636-6016
Email: anil.adisesh@dal.ca
Mailing address:

Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB)
100 Tucker Park Road
P.O. Box 5050
Saint John NB E2L 4L5


MB, ChB Liverpool University, UK
MSc Manchester University
MD Manchester University
FRCP (Glasgow, London)
FFOM (Fellow of Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCP)

Research Areas

Occupational medicine and workplace health; the recognition, quantification, mechanisms and prevention of adverse effects of workplaces on health; the contribution of workplaces to wellbeing; the effects of illness and age on the ability to work; occupational toxicology and nanotoxicology, occupational respiratory disease and allergy, occupational skin disease; clinical coding.

Selected publications

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of MMR Vaccination in Healthcare Workers Giri P., Basu S., Farrow D., Adisesh A. Occup Med DOI:10.1093/occmed/kqt086

UK Standards of Care for Occupational Contact Dermatitis and Occupational Contact Urticaria Adisesh A., Robinson E., Nicholson P.J., Sen D. and Wilkinson M. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Jun;168(6):1167-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.12256 (Free full text)

Blood and body fluid exposures: consent for source patient testing. Giri P, Basu S, Adisesh A, Rimmer A. Occup Med 2013; 63:135–137.

Management of occupational hazards in healthcare: exposure to diphencyprone Basu S., Adisesh A. BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008321

Occupational asthma and rhinitis due to detergent enzymes in healthcare. Adisesh A, Barber C, Murphy E, Ayres J. Occup.Med. 2011 61:364-369

Climate change: enabling a better working Britain for the next 100 years. Adisesh A, Robinson E, Curran A. Occup.Med. 2011 61: 292-294

Respiratory symptoms in insect breeders: a cross sectional survey and clinical case report. Harris-Roberts JR, Tate P, Rawbone R, Stagg S, Barber C, Fishwick D, Adisesh A. Occup.Med. 2011 61: 370-373

Smoking status and immunoglobulin E seropositivity to workplace allergens. Adisesh A, Gruszka L, Robinson E, Evans G. Occup. Med. 2011;61(1):62-64

Harness suspension and first aid management: development of an evidence-based guideline. Adisesh A, Lee C, Porter K. Emerg Med J. 2011 Apr;28(4):265-8. doi: 10.1136/emj.2010.097246

Strategies for Assessing Occupational Health Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials. Gibson RM, Adisesh A, Bergamaschi E, Berges M, Bloch D, Hankin S, Lynch I, Riediker M. The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials: NanoImpactNet (Deliverable 1.9 under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme, NMP4-CA-2008-218539, Grant Agreement 218539 for Project NanoImpactNet)  


Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada
Association canadienne de la médecine du travail et de l’environnement

Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine
Commission canadienne de la médecine du travail