Rose Begani


Department of Environmental Health

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• Master of Health Sciences (Environmental Health), QUT, Queensland Australia, July 2010
• Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at Higher Institutions, DWU, Madang, Papua New Guinea, December 2009
• Bachelor of Environmental Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, December 2006
• Diploma in Applied Health (Public Health Inspectors), College of Allied Health Sciences, Madang, Papua New Guinea, December 1991
• Royal Society of Health Diploma (Public Health Inspectors), College of Allied Health Sciences, Madang, Papua New Guinea, December 1991


Mrs Rose Begani is a lecturer with environmental health department. Mrs Begani joined DWU in January 2002 as tutor. She later become a senior tutor in January 2007 to December 2010 and lecturer in 2011. 

Mr Begani is also an experienced Professional with five (5) years working experience as an Environmental Health Officer with various organisations in the country as outline;

  • • Health Inspector (Jan 1998 to Dec 2000) Nimamar Development Authority Lihir Island New Ireland Province PNG
  • • Quarantine Officer for Public Health (Jan 1994 to Dec 1995) Division of Health Daru Western Province PNG
  • • Health Inspector (Jan 1992 to Dec 1993) Division of Health Kiunga Western Province PNG


Coordinator of the undergraduate environmental health student’s research projects apart from teaching health promotion, food safety, health impact assessment, environmental protection, and quarantine as outline;

EH224   Health Promotion and Education
EH314   Food Safety Assessment and Monitoring
EH413   Environmental Protection
EH405   Research Project Management 1
EH408   Research Project Management 2
EH414   Environmental Health Risk Assessment

Professional Associations
Member with the Medical Board of Papua New Guinea
Member with the Flinders Alumni Association
Member with the Queensland University Alumni Association
Member with the PNG Autralia Alumni Association
Member with Environmental Health Australia


Mini Thesis Presentation using scientific posters to the scientific audience at Flinders University Medical Centre, Bedford Park Adelaide: South Australia.
“Inhibition of Acetylcholinesterase in mussels as a measure of pesticide exposure in water" Flinders Univesity Adelaide, South Australia   



Begani, K.R.,Begani, Z.A., So-on,V. & Pokasui, K. (2013) 'Impact of shift work amongst security guards in Madang town' in the Contemporary PNG studies: DWU Research Journal, May 2013

Begani, K.R. (2013).  'Health Risk assessment of mercury among the lower watut river people' . DWU Research Journal, 2013

Begani, K.R.,Tombe,B.,Soon,V. & Pokaui, K. (2012). 'The Effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation of food contact surfaces in PNG fish canning industry' in contemporary PNG studies: DWU Research Journal, November 2012

Begani, K.R., Dang, T. & Van Nguyen, N.B. (2011). The association between fish consumption and risk of stroke, Contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, Volume 15, November 2011, pp 106-114.

Begani, K.R.,Van Nguyen,.N.G.,Dang,T. (2011). 'Association between fish consumption and the risk of stroke' in contemporary PNG Studies: DWU Research Journal, November 2011

Orathinkal, J., Totona,K.,  Begani, A.,  Tuka, A., Tombe, B., & Begani, K.R. (2011). Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs on HIV/AIDS amongTertiarystudents in Papua New Guinea, World Journal of AIDs, (1) June 2011, pp 50-62.