Staff profile - Tony Lamontagne

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Prof Tony Lamontagne

Position: Professor Of Work Health And Well Being
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46802 +61 3 924 46802



Anthony D. LaMontagne is Professor of Work, Health & Wellbeing at the Centre for Population Health Research in the School of Health & Social Development at Deakin University in Melbourne (Australia). He also holds appointments and affiliations with the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of Massachusetts and the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto. He leads a research unit in Work, Health & Wellbeing, and from 2016 also serves as overall Director of the Centre for Population Health Research (~70 full time researchers with an annual external research income of ~$5M). His broad research interest is in developing the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and translating this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health. He has an international profile for cross-disciplinary applied epidemiology and intervention research in occupational health & safety (OH&S) and health promotion.

Specific areas of intervention research expertise include workplace mental health, improving job quality and psychosocial working conditions, and evaluating government policy interventions. Intervention research studies have included process and effectiveness studies, quantitative and qualitative methods, and study designs ranging from case studies to large-scale cluster randomized controlled trials. He has significant experience in working collaboratively with workplace stakeholders from government, industry and labour, as well as mentoring to develop research capacity and engagement with workplace stakeholders and early career researchers. His research and publications have influenced workplace health policy & practice in Australia and internationally. Publications include 132 peer-reviewed papers, 18 major reports, and 20 book chapters in leading public health texts and monographs. 


  • Master of Education, University of Massachusetts, 1988
  • Doctor of Science, Harvard University, 1994


Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto, Canada

Associate Professor, Principal Research Fellow, McCaughey VicHealth Centre for Community Wellbeing, School of Population Health, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE.

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University.

Research Affiliate, The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace, USA (CPH-NEW).  Research Collaboration with CPH-NEW members and investigators, contributions to educational and outreach activities, and as external advisor to graduate students.

Professional activities


2016   International Advisory Board Member, Annals of Occupational Hygiene

2014   Regional Councillor, International Epidemiological Association (IEA) Western Pacific

2011--2014 President, Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)

2014-2015     Member, Planning Committee for the Population Health Congress, Hobart,  Tasmania, 6-9 September, 2015 

2014  Scientific Committee Member, International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors, 17-19 September, 2014, Adelaide SA.

2014  Bid Leader for the Melbourne bid to host the International Association of Epidemiology, World Congress of Epidemiology in 2020.



Highlighted publications

LaMontagne AD and Kelsey KT (2001): Evaluating OSHA’s ethylene oxide standard: Exposure determinants in Massachusetts hospitals.  American Journal of Public Health 91:412-417

Goldenhar LM, LaMontagne AD, Katz T, Heaney C, and Landsbergis P (2001). The intervention research process in occupational safety & health: An overview from the NORA Intervention Effectiveness Team.  Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine 43: 616-622

LaMontagne AD, Oakes JM, and Lopez-Turley R (2004): Long-term ethylene oxide exposure trends in US hospitals: Intervention needed to preserve gains made following 1984 OSHA standard.  American Journal of Public Health 94:1620-1626.

LaMontagne AD, Radi S, Elder DS, Abramson MJ, and Sim MR (2006). Primary prevention of latex-related sensitisation and occupational asthma: A systematic review. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 63:359-364

LaMontagne AD, Shaw A, Ostry A, Louie AM, and Keegel T (2006). Workplace Stress in Victoria: Developing a Systems Approach.  Melbourne: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, 152 pages.  ISBN 0-9757335-3-2.   

LaMontagne AD, Keegel T, Louie AM, Ostry A, and Landsbergis PA (2007). A systematic review of the job stress intervention evaluation literature: 1990 - 2005. International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health 13:268-280

LaMontagne AD (2012):  Invited Commentary: Job strain and health behaviours - developing a bigger picture.  American Journal of Epidemiology 176(12):1090-1094

Milner A, Page A, LaMontagne AD (2013): Duration of unemployment and suicide in Australia over the period 1985-2006: An ecological investigation by sex and age during rising versus declining national unemployment rates. J Epidemiol Community Health 67(3):237-244.

LaMontagne AD, Krnjacki L, Kavanagh AM, Bentley R (2013): Psychosocial working conditions in a representative sample of working Australians 2001-2008: An analysis of changes in inequalities over time. Occup Environ Medicine 70:639-647

Milner A, Spittal MJ, Pirkis J, LaMontagne AD (2013):  Suicide by occupation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry 203:409-416

LaMontagne AD, Milner A, Krnjacki L, Kavanagh A, Bentley R (2014): Employment arrangements and mental health in a cohort of working Australians: Are transitions from permanent to temporary employment associated with changes in mental health? American Journal of Epidemiology, 68:1064-1071

LaMontagne AD, Martin A, Page KM, Reavley N, Noblet AJ, Milner A, Keegel TG, Smith PM (2014): Workplace mental health: Developing an integrated intervention approach. BMC Psychiatry 14;131:1-11


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