Dr. Kavitha Palaniappan is the Academic Director at UON Singapore, a wholly-owned entity of The University of Newcastle, Australia. In her capacity as Academic Director, she oversees the Business, Communication, Information Technology and Engineering degree programs that are offered in Singapore. She also teaches Biosciences, Occupational Health, Hygiene and Toxicology and International Perspectives on EOHS, the courses which are part of the program of Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (BEnvOHS). Apart from teaching into the program, she is also actively involved in multi-disciplinary research, that include prevalence of psychosocial illnesses and their impacts on the society, economy and country, alternative therapies to enhance sleep, yoga and its health benefits, toxicity of nanomaterials, exposure measurements and hygiene requirements for nano titanium dioxide, exposure to nano silver in mattresses and beddings and their health effects, associations between seasonal patterns, climate variables and dengue risks in Singapore. She is also a graduate member of IOSH and a member of the Singapore NanOsing consortium.