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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 2021

Urban Stormwater Research: Lake Tuggeranong and Urban Ponds

DYER, F., FOSTER, S., THOMPSON, R., LEMCKERT, C., SHERMAN, B., Lawrence, I. & Bray, J.


Project: OtherResearch

Visiting Scholar - Dr Dijana Juresa


15/11/07 → …

Project: Other

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
ice shelf

Zinc biochemistry in Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

Beggs, C., SANCHEZ-PALACIOS, J. T. & FOSTER, S., 2019, p. 14-14. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Poster

Cannabis sativa
3 Citations (Scopus)

Antimony measurements in environmental matrices: Seven considerations

Maher, W. A., Krikowa, F., Foster, S. D., Ellwood, M. J. & Bennett, W. W., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 33, 5, p. 706-712 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oxide minerals
X ray absorption spectroscopy
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Cacodylic Acid
2 Citations (Scopus)

Ecological factors affecting the accumulation and speciation of arsenic in twelve Australian coastal bivalve molluscs

Maher, W., Waring, J., Krikowa, F., Duncan, E. & Foster, S., 9 May 2018, In : Environmental Chemistry. 15, 1-2, p. 46-57 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Differential effects in the formation of plant-based antimony nanoparticles by inorganic Sb forms

Tona SANCHEZ-PALACIOS (Speaker), Simon FOSTER (Speaker)
2018 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk