Dr Graeme Batley

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Dr Graeme Batley is a Chief Research Scientist in the Environmental Contaminant Mitigation and Technologies research program, at the Lucas Heights site of CSIRO Land and Water. He was previously Leader of the Energy and Environment Theme in CSIRO Energy Technology division which was transferred to Land and Water.Dr Batley was instrumental in the formation of the Centre for Environmental Contaminants Research (CECR) which unites CSIRO's extensive expertise in contaminants in waters, sediments, soils and the atmosphere, and is a past Director. Dr Batley's research expertise is in the area of the analytical and environmental chemistry of trace contaminants in natural water systems, with particular emphasis on heavy metals and their chemical forms, fate, transport, bioavailability and ecotoxicology in waters and sediments. A major focus has been on weight of evidence approaches, risk assessment, and the development of regulatory guidelines for contaminants.He is author of 425 research papers, book chapters, and reports on analytical and environmental chemistry, and author and editor of eight books. In the period 1967-2018, these publications have been cited over 13,800 times according to Google Scholar. (ISI h-index: 44; Google Scholar h-index: 55).

Academic Qualifications

  • 1962

    Bachelor of Science (Hons 1), University of NSW

  • 1964

    Master of Science, University of NSW

  • 1967

    Doctor of Philosophy, University of NSW

  • 1994

    Doctor of Science, University of NSW

Achievements and Awards

  • 1980

    AAEC Development Training Award

  • 1988

    Academia Sinica / CSIRO Visiting Scientist Award

  • 1988

    Current Contents Citation Classic, for the most cited paper in Marine Chemistry

  • 1991

    Royal Australian Chemical Institute Analytical Chemistry Medal

  • 1993

    Guy Parker Award for the best paper in Water

  • 1993

    Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • 1995

    Royal Australian Chemical Institute Environment Medal

  • 1996

    Visiting Fellowship, CNR Istituto di Biofisica, Pisa, Italy

  • 1996

    CSIRO Chairman's Medal

  • 2006

    Most highly cited paper award 2000-2006 Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry

  • 2006

    Land and Water Australia Eureka Prize for Water Research

  • 2006

    CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement

  • 2006

    Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award

  • 2008

    CSIRO Land and Water Publication Award

  • 2013

    Environmental Science and Technology Excellence in Review Award

  • 2015


  • 2016

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    SETAC Asia/Pacific

  • 2016

    Presidential Citation for Exemplary Service

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • 2011

    Honorary Life Member, Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • Foundation President, SETAC Asia/Pacific (1996-2003)

  • Member, SETAC Asia/Pacific (1996-present)

  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, 5th SETAC World Congress Sydney (2008)

  • Chair, Working Group on Toxicants and Sediments for NEPC/EPHC Joint Steering Committee Review of Fresh and Marine Water Quality Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand (2009-present)

  • Member, Site Auditor Accreditation Panel, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (1999-present)

  • Member, Advisory Panel Marine Environmental Monitoring Program Sydney Desalination Plant, Sydney Water (2007-present)

  • Foundation Member Editorial Board, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (2004-2010), Sub-Editor (2010-present)

  • Foundation Member Editorial Board, Environmental Chemistry (2004-2010); Member Editorial Advisory Board (2010-present)

  • Member, NSW Environmental Trust Environmental Research Program Technical Committee (2005-present)

  • Member, Independent Expert Group on Gunns Paper Mill Project for the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (2007-2011)

  • Member, George River Water Quality Panel for the Tasmanian EPA (2010)

  • Ambassador, Business Events Sydney (2009-present) www.businesseventssydney.com.au

  • 2015-present

    Expert Panel, Sydney Water Wet Weather Overflow Program


We have publications by Dr Graeme Batley
For more publications, please see Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=IeEt6fQAAAAJ&hl=en Researcher ID: A-4805-2008 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3798-3368