Research

My research is at the forefront of environmental health. I focus on determining how exposure to environmental contaminants can impact public health. I am interested in characterising inorganic phases to better understand their formation and mobility within the environment, and how the presence (or absence) of these phases relates to disease. Generally, my research begins with a question – what causes X disease? To explore this, I work closely with epidemiologists and medical practitioners to fully understand the nature and physio-pathology of the disease before formulating hypotheses about the potential environmental exposure that may contribute to disease onset and/or occurrence. To answer the question, I attempt to explore all possible exposure scenarios in the environment, by either sampling practically or modeling theoretically.