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Croft, Rodney J.

Professor of Health Psychology

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Psychology

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Research Overview


  • Are you accessing this page via a cellular or Wi-Fi connection? These days most people do utilise wireless connections to access the internet, and so the chances are that you are too! Wireless communication uses electromagnetic energy to send and receive information, with a substantial portion of this absorbed by the body. Croft’s research addresses the relative safety of such exposure, with the aim being to ensure that in our rush to utilise the benefits of wireless communication, we are not unwittingly being harmed by it.

    Following on from undergraduate degrees in philosophy and psychology, Croft's PhD tested and developed algorithms for removing artefact from the electroencephalograph, a technique used to assess neural function. This led to postdoctoral research that tested for effects of mobile phone-related electromagnetic fields on neural function, which extended into mobile phone-related health more generally. Such ‘bioelectromagnetic’ research is now the focus of Croft’s work, where, in addition to further exploring the effects of electromagnetic fields on human neural and sleep function, his work now extends to cancer epidemiology, animal models of neurodegenerative disease, cellular models to explore mechanisms, and, due to the mild temperature elevation caused by these electromagnetic fields, thermal physiology more generally.

    Croft is Director of the National Health and Medical Council of Australia’s Centre of Research Excellence in this field (the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research; ACEBR), works extensively with various government agencies, and Chairs the latest guideline development group within the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

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Selected Publications


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Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological Effects of Magnetic Fields on Occupationally-Exposed Individuals Evans, Ian
    Doctor of Philosophy Radiofrequency Electromagnetics Fields and Sleep Findlay, Sheridan
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological and Neural Correlates of Unusual Beliefs. Coleman, Elle

Full Name


  • Rodney James Croft

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute  

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Are you accessing this page via a cellular or Wi-Fi connection? These days most people do utilise wireless connections to access the internet, and so the chances are that you are too! Wireless communication uses electromagnetic energy to send and receive information, with a substantial portion of this absorbed by the body. Croft’s research addresses the relative safety of such exposure, with the aim being to ensure that in our rush to utilise the benefits of wireless communication, we are not unwittingly being harmed by it.

    Following on from undergraduate degrees in philosophy and psychology, Croft's PhD tested and developed algorithms for removing artefact from the electroencephalograph, a technique used to assess neural function. This led to postdoctoral research that tested for effects of mobile phone-related electromagnetic fields on neural function, which extended into mobile phone-related health more generally. Such ‘bioelectromagnetic’ research is now the focus of Croft’s work, where, in addition to further exploring the effects of electromagnetic fields on human neural and sleep function, his work now extends to cancer epidemiology, animal models of neurodegenerative disease, cellular models to explore mechanisms, and, due to the mild temperature elevation caused by these electromagnetic fields, thermal physiology more generally.

    Croft is Director of the National Health and Medical Council of Australia’s Centre of Research Excellence in this field (the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research; ACEBR), works extensively with various government agencies, and Chairs the latest guideline development group within the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological Effects of Magnetic Fields on Occupationally-Exposed Individuals Evans, Ian
    Doctor of Philosophy Radiofrequency Electromagnetics Fields and Sleep Findlay, Sheridan
    Doctor of Philosophy The Psychological and Neural Correlates of Unusual Beliefs. Coleman, Elle

Full Name


  • Rodney James Croft

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute  

Research Areas

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