Harriet Whiley is a senior lecturer in Environmental Health. As an environmental microbiologist her research is aimed at informing the environmental health profession of best practice to protect human health from pathogens present in the environment. Her research areas include water quality, food safety and risk assessment.
Harriet is available for Honours, Masters and PhD supervision.
PhD in Environmental Microbiology with Flinders University and the South Australian Water Corporation.
Thesis title: Using qPCR to investigate colonisation of Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) and Legionella spp. in South Australian potable and recycled water distribution systems.
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health Practice, Flinders University, South Australia
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Flinders University, South Australia, Australia. (First Class)
Thesis title: Detection of opportunistic intracellular pathogens in potable water
Bachelor of Medical Science (Microbiology), Flinders University, South Australia
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Researcher, Flinders University (2016)
The aim of my research is to inform Environmental Health Officers of best practice to protect human health from pathogens present in the environment. Through industry collaboration, my research utilises a multidisciplinary approach to tackle a range of public health issues present in a number of environments.
My research interests include:
Environmental health; public health; environmental microbiology; molecular biology; water quality; water reuse; water distribution systems; biofilms; food microbiology; food safety; food policy; opportunistic pathogens; Legionella pneumophila; Legionella longbeachae; Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC); Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM); Campylobacter spp.; Salmonella spp.
Course Convenor for the National Short Courses in Environmental Health