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Dr Jason Kirby

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Dr Jason Kirby is a Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Environment Business Unit with ~20 years’ experience in environmental monitoring, assessment, and management of contaminants of concern (for example, PFAS, microplastics, nanomaterials, & toxic metals/metalloids). He is a trusted national expert in responsible mining for environmental sustainability & reduced mining legacies & detection, assessment, & management of contaminants of concern for the protection of human and ecosystem health. Dr Kirby is the leader of CSIRO Environmental Assessment & Technologies Group & Program Leader for Data Integration, Forecasting & Scale in CRC TiME. Dr Kirby has an extensive scientific publication record with a web-of-science h-index 40 & google scholar h-index 46). He has ~100 refereed scientific publications, >30 reports for industry, government agencies and community. His research has impact through government agencies, industry, and community; for example, through embodiment of his science in regulation and management, through the mining, gas, chemical and manufacturing industries social license to operate and close, freedom of industry to develop innovative and emerging technologies, and companies to manufacture and import/export safe products and goods.

Other Interests

Program Leader: Data Integration, Forecasting and Scale; CRC in Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2005

    Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Chemistry
    University of Canberra

  • 2002

    Masters of Environmental Science (conversion)
    University of Canberra

  • 1997

    Graduate Diploma of Environmental Science
    University of Canberra

  • 1993

    Bachelor of Science
    Charles Sturt University, NSW

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-present

    Principal Research Scientist
    CSIRO Environment Business Unit

  • 2015-2018

    Research Coordinator Minesite Environmental Management
    CSIRO Mineral Resources BU

  • 2011-2016

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Land and Water BU

  • 2013-2015

    Research Ccoordinator Nanosafety Program
    CSIRO Manufacturing BU

  • 2005-2010

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Land and Water BU

Other highlights

  • 2013-Present

    Standards Australia, NT-001 Nanotechnology committee

  • 2015-2019

    International advisory board for the European Union Horizon 2020 project titled NanoFASE

  • 2013-2015

    Advisory board for the European Union project QulaityNano

  • 2012-2015

    Invited member of the Nanotechnologies HSE Working Group through the National Enabling Technologies Strategy

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