Dr Joanne O'Toole

B App Sc, MBA, PhD
NHMRC Research Fellow

Phone: +61 3 990 30013
Email: joanne.otoole@monash.edu

Joanne O'Toole has over 25 years' experience as a water microbiologist and consultant for government and private industry organisations. She has experience in laboratory management and accreditation and has represented government and water industry bodies on Australian Standards committees. She commenced her research career in 2004 at Monash University and was awarded her PhD in 2009. She has published in the area of exposure assessment, recycled water and health risk assessment. She was awarded a 2010 National Water Commission Fellowship and more recently, a NHMRC Training Fellowship 2011-2014. She works in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine based at the Alfred Hospital and is currently undertaking a project entitled 'Quantifying the microbial health risks of expanded alternative water use'. Her most recent publications comprise investigation of domestic greywater use. Her research interests include exposure assessment and the use of health based targets in water quality regulation. She is currently a member of the Australian Society of Microbiology; Australasian Epidemiological Association and the Australian Water Association.

Research project

Quantifying the microbial health risks of expanded water use