Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Western Sydney University

I have worked at Western Sydney University for 10 years, firstly as a post-doctoral research fellow, in the field of freshwater ecology. Since 2010 I have been a lecturer in environmental science and management, which is a privilege that I enjoy. My research is broadly centred on water pollution and aquatic ecology issues. I have a particular interest in urban water management, mining and water pollution and ecological assessment of water pollution. Prior to working at Western Sydney I worked as an environmental consultant. I also worked in the water industry, mainly at Sydney Water.


  • 2010–present
    Lecturer, Western Sydney University


  • 2006 
    University of Western Sydney, PhD in freshwater ecology


  • 2011
    A new type of water pollution: concrete drainage infrastructure and contamination of urban waters., Marine and Freshwater Research
  • 2011
    Environmental protection and management: a water pollution case study in the Blue Mountains, Land Use Policy
  • 2010
    Impact of urban development on aquatic macroinvertebrates in south eastern Australia, Aquatic Ecology
  • 2010
    Wombats and domestic livestock as potential vectors of Cryptosporidium and Giardia , Australian Journal of Zoology
  • 2010
    Impact of concrete and PVC pipes on urban water chemistry, Urban Water Journal
  • 2009
    Comparison of sewage and coal-mine wastes on macroinvertebrates within a clean catchment, Water, Air and Soil Pollution

Research Areas

  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)