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Fiona completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science at The University of Waterloo in Canada and was awarded her PhD, entitled “Wastewater reuse – modelling the human health risks with various reuse applications”, in 2015 from The University of Melbourne. She spent the last 3 years working as a Research Fellow at Turning Point using administrative data to assess service use amongst alcohol and other drug treatment seekers and to develop a patient characterisation model to assist with system and service planning.


Fiona is a Research Fellow in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Fiona’s areas of interest include risk analysis and modelling related to human exposure to alternative water sources including recycled water and she has assessed case studies in Australia, Africa and Antarctica. Fiona is a member of the International Water Association, the editorial board for the journal Microbial Risk Analysis, and reviews for a number of relevant journals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Modelling
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment
  • Waterborne Disease
  • Public Health
  • Water Recycling
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Alternative Water Sources


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