Thomas Tenkate

Affiliated Scientist

Thomas Tenkate is an Associate Professor and Director of the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University. He has worked in Australia, the USA and now in Canada in the fields of environmental health, public health and occupational health and safety. He has been in academia for over 10 years, and prior to this he worked in a variety of government roles for 10 years. Originally qualified as an environmental health officer, he has also gained qualifications in industrial hygiene, management, and education, including a Doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He has been active in professional societies, including a period as national president of Environmental Health Australia. An ongoing research interest is occupational exposure and risk management of ultraviolet radiation. He is currently working with OCRC on a national project tilted “Sun at Work”.

Key Appointments

  • Director and Associate Professor, School of Occupational and Public Health, Ryerson University