Presenter: Donna MacGregor
Lecturer in Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology
Faculty of Health,
Biomedical Sciences, QUT
Sergeant, Scientific Section, Forensic Services Branch, Queensland Police Service
Donna MacGregor (Bachelor of Science (Honours) ’94) is an Army reservist and the only forensic anthropologist in the Army. Her role is to read skeletal remains to help determine identities.
In her day job, she’s a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) teaching anatomy and forensic anthropology, having previously worked for 10 years with the Queensland Police.
Donna MacGregor has seen death. As a forensic anthropologist, police officer and Army reservist, she’s seen it all. The UQ alumnus studies skeletons. It can be shocking, sometimes chilling, but always fascinating. Donna will be our Guest Speaker at the May 10th 2018 ANZFSS (Qld Branch) general meeting.
Jochen’s research focuses on monitoring of trace organic pollutants, including pioneering work on sources, fate, monitoring techniques (including development of passive sampling techniques) and trends in human exposure to trace contaminants. More recently his group has been leading research in the field of wastewater epidemiology.
Jochen joined Entox in 1997 and was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2012 to understand changes in chemical exposure through integrative sampling and systematic archiving. As part of his research program at Entox he has lead numerous national and international studies, such as Australia’s National Dioxin Program, the Brominated Flame Retardant Program and a major study to investigate bush-fire emissions (the results of which are included in the UNEP Toolkit). He works closely with governments (state, federal and international including UNEP) on the development of systematic monitoring strategies, including for protection of the Great Barrier Reef. As part of his Future Fellowship, he has established an extensive sample archive, the Australian Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB), to allow retrospective analysis of changes in pollutant exposure in Australia.
Jochen’s work on passive samplers, bioanalytical techniques for emerging chemicals and wastewater epidemiology has received support from ARC and numerous industry partners.