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Lisa Golding has a broad background in the assessment of contaminant effects on aquatic biota covering a range of contaminant types from pesticides to metals and nanoparticles and application of laboratory bioassays, in situ cage technology, mesocosms and DNA metabarcoding tools. More recent projects include the ecological risk assessment of chemicals used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing activities in on-shore shale and tight gas exploration in Australia and using AIML to predict adverse effects on aquatic biota from a broad range of chemicals. She is also investigating the potential applications of omics technologies in assessing contaminant effects on aquatic ecosystems. Lisa has been closely involved with the derivation of the Australian and New Zealand marine and freshwater quality guidelines and application of bioavailability-based models in guideline derivation. She has developed site-specific guidelines for metals with naturally high background concentrations and for nutrients to protect coral reef ecosystems. Lisa specializes in translating environmental contaminants research into impactful science that will benefit all stakeholders for future generations.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    University of Waterloo, Canada

  • 1995

    University of Auckland, NZ

  • 1993

    University of Auckland, NZ

Professional Experiences

  • 2012-present

    Research Scientist - Aquatic Ecotoxicologist/Chemist
    Land and Water, CSIRO, Australia

  • 2010-2011

    Post Doctoral Fellow
    Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM), University of Melbourne, Australia

  • 1997-2005

    Research Associate
    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), NZ

  • 1996-1997

    Environmental Consultant
    Bioresearches, NZ

  • 1995-1996

    Research Technician
    Environmental Science Research (ESR), NZ