Dr. Rebekah Henry

Dr. Rebekah Henry

Research Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 222, 22 Alliance Lane (B69), Clayton Campus

Dr. Rebakah Henry’s Expertise are in, DNA, Environmental Biology, Environmental Conservation, Microbial Degradation, Microbial Processes, Microbiology and Microscopy.


  • Bachelor of Science,(B.Sc), Organic Chemistry., Griffith University Brisbane, queensland.
  • Ph.D




Rebekah Henry (Recipient).

Civil Engineering.

An ambitious new program to elevate the profiles of women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Awarded date- 2017.

Degree of recognition- National Granting.

Organisations- Science and Technology Australia.


International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents (Journal)

Henry, R. (Peer reviewer)

Nov 2016

Water Research (Journal)

Henry, R. (Peer reviewer)

Nov 2016->

Scientists in Schools

Henry, R. (Contributor)

2011 → 2017

Research Projects

Current projects

BUOY for public notification of recreational water quality.

This project will develop a semi-real-time monitoring platform (a buoy) for public notification of recreational water quality. The buoy will analyse the water quality in-situ for microbial concentrations. A “smart material” with colour switching ability is coated on the surface, which turns red when water quality is poor to inform the community not to swim. The system will be self-powered (solar cells) and automatic.

Beach Guard -Tanti creek SEW.

Beach Guard-Tanti Creek Study South East Water
Faercal contamination of waterways from stormwater has serious implications for the health of recreational users and ecosystem services in the receiving environment. This project will investigate the most effective detection methods to identify faecal pollution in waterways.

Past projects

Aquarevo-Challenge Testing SEW.

Research aim is to challenge test rainwater to hot water treatment system designed the Aquavero site for South East Water, with a specific focus on the ability of the system to remove pathogenic microorganisms which may be present in roof water.


Plants that can kill; improving E. coli removal in stormwater treatment systems using Australian plants with antibacterial activity

Shirdashtzadeh, M., Chandrasena, G. I., Henry, R. & McCarthy, D. T. 1 Oct 2017 In : Ecological Engineering. 107, p. 120-125 6 p.

Source tracking using microbial community fingerprints: Method comparison with hydrodynamic modelling

McCarthy, D. T., Jovanovic, D., Lintern, A., Teakle, I., Barnes, M., Deletic, A., Coleman, R., Rooney, G., Prosser, T., Coutts, S., Hipsey, M. R., Bruce, L. C. & Henry, R. 1 Feb 2017 In : Water Research. 109, p. 253-265 13 p.


Presence and survival of culturable Campylobacter spp. and Escherichia coli in a temperate urban estuary

Schang, C., Lintern, A., Cook, P. L. M., Osborne, C., McKinley, A., Schmidt, J., Coleman, R., Rooney, G., Henry, R., Deletic, A. & McCarthy, D. 1 Nov 2016 In : Science of the Total Environment. 569-570, p. 1201-1211 11 p.

Effect of environmental parameters on pathogen and faecal indicator organism concentrations within an urban estuary

Henry, R., Schang, C., Kolotelo, P., Coleman, R., Rooney, G., Schmidt, J., Deletic, A. & McCarthy, D. T. 5 Jun 2016 In : Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 174, p. 18-26 9 p.

Evaluation of techniques for measuring microbial hazards in bathing waters: A comparative study

Schang, C., Henry, R., Kolotelo, P. A., Prosser, T., Crosbie, N., Grant, T., Cottam, D., O’Brien, P., Coutts, S., Deletic, A. & McCarthy, D. T. 23 May 2016 In : PLoS ONE. 11, 5, p. 1-19 19 p., e0155848.

Into the deep: Evaluation of SourceTracker for assessment of faecal contamination of coastal waters

Henry, R., Schang, C., Coutts, S., Kolotelo, P., Prosser, T., Crosbie, N., Grant, T., Cottam, D., O’Brien, P., Deletic, A. & McCarthy, D.15 Apr 2016 In : Water Research. 93, p. 242-253 12 p.


Integrated conceptual modelling of faecal contamination in an urban estuary catchment

Jovanovic, D., Henry, R. M., Coleman, R. A., Deletic, A. & McCarthy, D. T. Nov 2015 In : Water Science and Technology. 72, 9, p. 1472 – 1480 9 p.

Environmental monitoring of waterborne Campylobacter: evaluation of the Australian standard and a hybrid extraction-free MPN-PCR method

Henry, R. M., Schang, C. M-P., Chandrasena, K. K. G. I., Deletic, A., Edmunds, M., Jovanovic, D., Kolotelo, P. A., Schmidt, J., Williamson, R. & McCarthy, D. T. 2015 In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 6, FEB, p. 1 – 13 13 p.

The transcriptomic response of Acinetobacter baumannii to colistin and doripenem alone and in combination in an in vitro pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics model

Henry, R. M., Crane, B. A., Powell, D. R.Deveson-Lucas, D. S., Li, Z., Aranda, J., Harrison, P. F.Nation, R. L.Adler, B.Harper, M.Boyce, J. D. & Li, J. 2015 In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 70, 5, p. 1303 – 1313 11 p.


Precipitation of Iron on the Surface of Leptospira interrogans Is Associated with Mutation of the Stress Response Metalloprotease HtpX

Henry, R. M., Lo, M., Khoo, C. A., Zhang, H., Boysen, R. I., Picardeau, M., Murray, G. L., Bulach, D. M. & Adler, B. 2013 In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79, 15, p. 4653 – 4660 8 p.


Colistin-resistant, lipopolysaccharide-deficient Acinetobacter baumannii responds to lipopolysaccharide loss through increased expression of genes involved in the synthesis and transport of lipoproteins, phospholipids, and poly-β-1,6-N-acetylglucosamine

Henry, R. M., Vithanage (Sulthanagoda), N. R., Harrison, P.Seemann, T., Coutts, S. A. J., Moffatt, J. H., Nation, R. L.Li, J.Harper, M.Adler, B. & Boyce, J. D. 2012 In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 56, 1, p. 59 – 69 11 p.


Colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii is mediated by complete loss of lipopolysaccharide production

Moffatt, J. H., Harper, M.Harrison, P. F., Hale, J. D. F., Vinogradov, E., Seemann, T.Henry, R. M., Crane, B. A., St Michael, F., Cox, A. D., Adler, B.Nation, R. L.Li, J. & Boyce, J. D. 2010 In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 54, 12, p. 4971 – 4977 7 p.

Mutations affecting Leptospira interrogans lipopolysaccharide attenuate virulence

Murray, G. L., Srikram, A., Henry, R. M., Hartskeerl, R., Sermswan, R. & Adler, B. 2010 In : Molecular Microbiology. 78, 3, p. 701 – 709 9 p.


Genome-wide transposon mutagenesis in pathogenic Leptospira species

Murray, G. L., Morel, V., Cerqueira, G. M., Croda, J., Srikram, A., Henry, R., Ko, A. I., Dellagostin, O. A., Bulach, D. M., Sermswan, R. W., Adler, B. & Picardeau, M. 2009 In : Infection and Immunity. 77, 2, p. 810 – 816 7 p.

Leptospira interrogans requires heme oxygenase for disease pathogenesis

Murray, G. L., Srikram, A., Henry, R. M., Puapairoj, A., Sermswan, R. & Adler, B. 2009 In : Microbes and Infection. 11, 2, p. 311 – 314 4 p.

Major surface protein LipL32 is not required for either acute or chronic infection with Leptospira interrogans

Murray, G. L., Srikram, A., Hoke, D. E., Wunder Jr., E. A., Henry, R. M., Lo, M., Zhang, K., Sermswan, R. W., Ko, A. I. & Adler, B. 2009 In : Infection and Immunity. 77, 3, p. 952 – 958 7 p.




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