Max Mclennan-Gillings is a casual academic and researcher at Macquarie University. Max completed a Bachelor of Environment majoring in Earth Science and Spatial Science in 2019. In his final year of study, he was awarded the Friends of Ku-ring-gai prize for academic excellence, and, upon graduating, the university award for academic excellence.
During his degree, Max undertook fieldwork in locations such as Broken Hill, Namibia, and New Caledonia to study the human health and environmental impacts associated with industrial mining and smelting operations. In 2019, he presented his research on indoor exposure risk from mine derived trace elements in Broken Hill at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.