I am a senior lecturer in Chemistry and Mineral Science/Extractive Metallurgy, and Deputy Dean of the School of Chemical and Mathematical Sciences. I am a member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) and Chief and Coordinating Examiner (Chemistry) for the Western Australian Certificate of Education.
I have a number of research interests, many of them involving radiochemistry and radiometals. I have experience in the development of radiopharmaceuticals for cancer diagnosis and therapy, and in particular the fundamental chemistry underlying the development and efficacy of these agents. I am also interested in thermodynamics and solution chemistry of metals in hydrometallurgical, mineral processing and environmental contexts, as well as the measurement of physicochemical properties of hydrometallurgucal process and other solutions. I have worked in collaboration with industry in modelling chemical speciation and in flowsheet development, wih particular emphasis on uranium and rare earths processing.
I have been an active participant of the Parker CRC for Hydrometallurgy, and am also currently involved in projects supported by AMIRA International.