I focus on next-generation municipal water services (drinking water, wastewater, stormwater) framed around resource recovery (i.e. water, energy, fertilizers) for improved ecohealth and living conditions; integrated with quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to identify research gaps and management targets. Current topics include water system management (treatment performance, post-treatment control of opportunistic pathogens) from a public health perspective:
PhD, University of Tasmania, 1985
BAgSc(Hons), University of Tasmania, 1979
Bronze Award for science at ORD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2008, 2012 & 2013
Graduate Award for professional outreach/impact, University of Tasmania, 2007
community acquired pneumonia
in-premise plumbing microbiome
quantitative microbial risk assessment
water-based pathogen removal
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Not currently accepting students.
Principles and practice of monitoring exposure to environmental contaminants, external and internal dose. Biomarkers for environmental contaminant dose estimation. Environmental and biological sampling. Routes of exposure, absorption, and distribution. Note: Credit may not be obtained for both PHS 511 and SPH 511.Winter Term 2021
Funded by NSERC Discovery Grant
Understanding aerosolization of enteric and respiratory pathogens in premise plumbing.
Funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant: Environments and Health
Developing risk targets for enteric and saprozoic pathogen control and roadmap to guide societal ‘pull’ for water reuse projects within Canadian communities.
Funded by Alberta Innovates Grant and NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
Assessing faecal contamination sources and level of treatment fit-for-purpose uses by apply QMRA.
Funded by NSERC Network Grant
Investigating potential impacts of forest fires in drinking water catchments on distributed water biofilm pathogens.
Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Yang Liu (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
funded by NSERC as a Collaborative Research and Development grant with EPCOR Water Services Inc.