Denise Beaudequin

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Qualifications

 

  • BSc (Australian Environmental Studies)
  • Master of Environmental and Community Health
  • Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)

Employment background

I have worked in hospital-based injury surveillance, safety performance in the rail industry, nursing and public health research.

Project Description

My doctoral research focuses on microbial water quality and human health risk assessment. I have developed a conceptual model, based on a QMRA (quantitative microbial risk assessment) framework, for risk associated with pathogens in wastewater which has been treated in a sewage maturation pond. The model has the potential to be extrapolated to any water use or reuse options.

I am currently working on a suite of Bayesian networks which assess the microbial safety of wastewater for specific reuse options and exposure scenarios. The aim of these models once refined and quantified will be to assist decisionmakers such as water utilities managers and regulatory authorities to rapidly assess health risk and evaluate risk reduction strategies in fit-for-purpose wastewater reuse scenarios.

Research Interests

  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • Bayesian networks
  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment
  • Water recycling
  • Human health impacts of climate change

Contact Details:

  • d.beaudequin@qut.edu.au

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