Len holds a Bachelor in Applied Science in Chemistry and Microbiology, a Master in Public Health and a PhD in Medicine (Public Health). Len has also completed training in occupational hygiene at Sydney University. Len has over 30 years’ experience in human health risk assessment and has worked in government, academia and in multinational consulting companies. Len is active in research and teaching in the higher education sector. Len has developed national criteria for soil and air contaminants and contributed to national regulatory frameworks for chemical contaminants that impact public health. Prior to joining Swab First Pty Ltd, Len was the technical lead for the human health risk assessment of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site. Len is one of the rostered experts who fulfil the role of the Technical Advice Coordinator that provides 24/7 advisory technical services to emergency first responders on matters associated with hazardous substances.
Ian was awarded a PhD in the chemistry of plant-derived neurotoxins in 1997. Subsequently, he has worked across industry, academia, research and government with responsibilities including the regulatory toxicological assessment of environmental chemicals including orphan chemicals, contaminants, pharmacologically active substances and natural toxicants. He has more than 15-years’ experience in human health risk assessment and toxicology and has been involved in the development of national standards, guideline documents and action frameworks. In his capacity of Registrar for the Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment, he is responsible for the maintenance of standards for the professional registration of risk assessors and toxicologists in Australia and New Zealand. Ian maintains an abiding interest in the science of neurotoxins and exposure assessment.
Andrew holds both a Bachelor of Environmental Health and a Master of Science (Occupational Hygiene Practice). Andrew has over 10 years’ experience across multiple state Government health departments as both a public health regulator and developer of public health policy. During this time Andrew has developed state-wide legislation and guidance on a number of matters that have public health significance. Andrew has extensive experience in the investigation of communicable and vector-borne diseases as well as providing public health advice and training to local government authorities.
Richard was awarded a PhD in Environmental Science in 2012. He has over 20 years’ experience in industry, academia and government with responsibilities including the study of the human exposure to industrial pollutants in residential settings and assessment of the movement of toxins through human skin. During this time Richard contributed to Australian national guidelines for Risk Assessment. Richard has an ongoing interest in the translation of public health research into practical outcomes for the benefit of the community.