Harriet Whiley is an Associate Professor in Environmental Health. As an environmental microbiologist and accredited Environmental Health Officer her research is aimed at informing best practice control of pathogens to protect human health. She is passionate about collaborative research with industry and government partners to facilitate the feedback loop between research, regulation, and practice. Her research areas include infection control, biofilms, water quality, food safety and risk assessment.
Harriet is the Deputy Director of the ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation https://www.flinders.edu.au/arc-biofilm
She also leads the Flinders Water Quality and Health Research Consortium https://www.flinders.edu.au/water-quality-health
Harriet is available for Honours, Masters and PhD supervision.
Harriet is also available for contract research projects and has experience collaborating with industry partners to deliever specific research outcomes.
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)
Course Convenor for the National Short Courses in Environmental Health
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