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Associate Professor Andrea 't Mannetje

Associate Professor

Centre for Public Health Research

Andrea ’t Mannetje is an associate professor at Massey University’s Centre for Public Health Research (CPHR). She is involved in a wide range of occupational and environmental health research. Andrea has a particular interest in the occupational causes of cancer, and completed her PhD in occupational cancer epidemiology in 2003 at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Prior to moving to New Zealand, she worked in France at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), where she was involved in international studies of occupational exposures and cancer aetiology.


Contact details

  • Ph: +64 4 801 5799 ext 62424
    Location: 1.14, 102 Adelaide Road, 1st floor
    Campus: Wellington

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Andrea's main area of research interest is the identification and evaluation of the occupational and environmental causes of chronic diseases through epidemiological research. This includes epidemiological methods such as cohort studies, case-control studies, cross-sectional studies and surveys, as well as a range of methods to assess occupational and environmental exposures. Research interests include the following health outcomes: cancer (lung, bladder, lymphoma, leukaemia, brain, sinonasal), asthma, diabetes, congenital malformations en neurodegenerative diseases.


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705): Epidemiology (111706): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)


Epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, occupational exposure assessment, cancer epidemiology, persistent organic pollutants, biological monitoring, population surveys

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 0 1
Project Leader 1 12
Team Member 0 3

Current Projects

Project Title: HRC- Pesticide exposure and early biomarkers of NHL risk in farmers

Date Range: 2013 - 2017

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: MOBI-KIDS New Zealand: Risk factors for brain cancer in children and adolescents

The current epidemiological evidence regarding the association between mobile phone use and brain cancer is largely reassuring, but several studies have reported an increased risk in the highest mobile phone users. What is more, most studies to date have included only adults, but the use of communication technologies is rising particularly among younger generations, who are exposed to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from an early age. The MOBI-KIDS study, a multinational case-control study of mobile phone use and the risk of brain cancer in 10-24 year-olds, was launched to fill this gap. MOBI-KIDS is the largest childhood/adolescence brain cancer study to date including 2,200 cases and 4,400 controls from 15 countries. The study addresses a wide range of risk factors for brain cancer in this age group, thus providing an important evidence base for the primary prevention of this disease. This application seeks funding for the New Zealand arm of MOBI-KIDS.
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Date Range: 2012 - 2016

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Project Title: Workplace exposure to carcinogens in New Zealand

To provide a detailed assessment of the extent and industrial distribution of workplace carcinogens in New Zealand.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2012

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Consultancy and Languages


  • English
    Last used: recent
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Dutch
    Last used: recent
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • French
    Last used: 2003
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work
  • Spanish
    Last used: 1998
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work
  • German
    Last used: not recent
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 2
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Sharan Ram - Doctor of Philosophy
    Antibiotics in the first years of life: a risk factor for chronic childhood conditions?

Co-supervisor of:

  • Lucy Barnes - Doctor of Philosophy
    Work-related risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Ruth Hinz - Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupational exposures and possible health effects from residual chemicals in workers handling imported and/ or fumigated containers or goods

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Jonathan Coakley - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biological monitoring of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in New Zealand
  • 2011 - Amanda Eng - Doctor of Philosophy
    Workforce survey of occupational exposures & health effects in New Zealand

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