David is a Senior Lecturer (Environmental Health) employed by James Cook University and is based in Cairns. His specialty areas are Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Environmental Health Law, Public Health Risk Assessment and the Environmental Determinants of Health. David came to James Cook University after a long successful career in Public Health based in North Queensland.

David has a unique perspective on Public Health challenges faced by communities in North Queensland, especially rural and remote communities. 


  • MD2011: Integrated Human System Pathophysiology Part 1 of 2 (Level 2; TSV)
  • TM5502: Tropical Public Health (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5513: Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5514: Environmental Health (Level 5; CNS)
  • TM5525: Communicable Disease Control (Level 5; TSV)
  • TM5581: Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (Level 5; TSV)
  • Food Safety, Regulatory practices, Ciguatera, Toxicology, Climate Change, Urban Design, Water Quality, Air Quality, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health, Communicable Diseases Health Promotion, Food Security, Tropical Urbanism, UNHabitat, Sustainable Development.
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These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Mr David Sellars from 2005 onwards.


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  • 5+ collaborations
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