Tessa Keegel is a Lecturer at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, La Trobe University.Tessa has qualifications in epidemiology and biostastics, as well as cultural theory. Most of her experience has been gained in universities or public health organisations. Tessa’s research interests are in the field of work and health. She is particularly interested in the ways an individual’s health and well-being are contextualized within workplaces, with respect to occupational exposures and disease. Tessa has a special interest in the ways that policy and legislation affect these interactions. She has conducted extensive research on the psychosocial work environment and other hazardous exposures including those leading to occupational contact dermatitis.