La Trobe University, Bundoora 1980-1983
Bachelor of Science; Honours in Chemistry
Professional Experience & Qualifications
Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd – 1984- Current
Est 1922, NATA Accredited Laboratory No. 61- first accredited 1952
Memberships Held During Professional Career
MRACI: (Member- Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Victorian Committee Member. Involved in multiple groups including Analytical, Polymers, HSE Group, Dangerous Goods Group, Consultants Group and Chemical Heritage Group.
C.Chem: (Chartered Chemist)
NATA: (National Association of Testing Authorities)
Overseeing of all levels of NATA and ISO accreditation procedures and assessments over a range of Testing fields
Registered with Ports & Harbours as Competent Chemist:
A rarely held accreditation for confined space testing and chemical emergency response.
Technical contributor to several Australian standards and committees.
Expert Witness-Industrial Chemical Forensics & Chemical Litigation:
Experienced in both analytical and legal issues involved in chemical analysis and testing. Appeared at most levels of litigation.
Instrumental Analysis Expertise:
FTIR, SEM-EDS, GC/MS, AAS/ICP, NMR, IC, XRF, XRD, UV/Vis, LIBS, LC/MS, ISE, TGA
Petroleum Product Analysis and Testing:
Experience in testing and procedures that are world recognized.
Occupational Health & Safety / Toxicology:
Chemical hazard assessments both on site and in the lab against current OHS regulations.
Dangerous Goods / HAZMAT Incidents:
Chemical hazard assessments both on site and in the lab including chemical emergency response.
Building and Construction Material and Product Testing, Analysis & Failure Investigation:
Pioneered new tests and programs for the building industry that have set benchmark quality assurance protocols, particularly for mortar and concrete.
Environmental Investigations: (Including Site Contamination Assessments)
Managed numerous environmental assessments at EPA level.
Responsible for the setting up and NATA accreditation of the laboratory in several fields of testing including Chemical, Environmental and Construction.