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20052019
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Biography

Simon graduated with his PhD in environmental and analytical chemistry from the University of Canberra, Canberra (UC) in 2008. Simon then completed a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Canberra/Australian Antarctic Division conducting research on the construction of artificial Antarctic sediments for insitu re-colonisation experiments. On completion of his postdoctoral fellowship Simon took up a lecturing position at the University of Canberra in 2009 before accepting the position of Assistant Professor within the Faculty in 2010. Simon was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017.

Simon’s research focuses on the biochemical pathways associated with the uptake and metabolism of metals and metalloids in biological systems as well as the biogeochemical cycling on metals and metalloids in ecosystems.

Simon has had extensive experience in the development of analytical methods (such as LC-MS and ICP-MS and LC-ICP-MS) for the detection of metals and metal complexes in various environmental and biological specimens, including marine animals and algae, plasma, urine, whole blood, biological tissues, water, sediments and soils. Simon has participated in numerous certification trials for the development of certified reference materials for NRCC, IAEA among other institutions.

His current research interests are in:

- the chemical speciation of metals and metalloids in biological material (As, Sb, Hg, Sn, Se),

- the application of analytical chemistry to the measurement of trace and ultratrace metals, and

- understanding the transfer, biological metabolism and associated changes in the chemical form of metal and metalloids in aquatic and terrestrial environments and clinical samples.

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Projects 2006 2015

Research Output 2005 2019

Beryllium isotope signatures of ice shelves and sub-ice shelf circulation

White, D. A., Fink, D., Post, A. L., Simon, K., Galton-Fenzi, B., Foster, S., Fujioka, T., Jeromson, M. R., Blaxell, M. & Yokoyama, Y. 1 Jan 2019 In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 505, p. 86-95 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

beryllium isotopes
beryllium isotope
land ice
Beryllium
ice shelf

Arsenic concentrations and speciation in Australian and imported rice and commercial rice products

Maher, W., Duncan, E., Martin, H., Snell, P., Krikowa, F., Jagtap, R., Foster, S., Ezaz, T. & Ellwood, M. J. 1 Oct 2018 In : Environmental Chemistry. 15, 7, p. 387-402 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arsenic
Cacodylic Acid
arsenic
rice
Poisons

Mercury and risk assessment from consumption of crustaceans, cephalopods and fish from West Peninsular Malaysia

Anual, Z. F., Maher, W., Krikowa, F., Hakim, L., Ahmad, N. I. & Foster, S. 1 Jul 2018 In : Microchemical Journal. 140, p. 214-221 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mercury
Risk assessment
Fish
Fisheries
Poisons

Chemical, biological, and DNA markers for tracing slaughterhouse effluent

Harvey, P., Taylor, M., Handley, H. K., FOSTER, S., Gillings, M. R. & Asher, A. J. 5 Apr 2017 In : Environmental Research. 156, p. 534-541

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Pollution
Abattoirs
Genetic Markers
Effluents
Biomarkers
8 Citations

Dimethylarsenate (DMA) exposure influences germination rates, arsenic uptake and arsenic species formation in wheat

Duncan, E. G., Maher, W. A., Foster, S. D., Krikowa, F., O'Sullivan, C. A. & Roper, M. 1 Aug 2017 In : Chemosphere. 181, p. 44-54 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arsenic
Germination
Triticum
arsenic
germination