Nicholas Ashbolt

Professor; Alberta Innovates Translational Research Chair in Water
Affiliation: University of Alberta
Faculty: School of Public Health

Dr Ashbolt accepted a position as Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta in October, 2013. Previously he was Title 42 Senior Research Microbiologist within the National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA Cincinnati from January 2007-October 2013, and Professor and Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, possibly a first internationally for an environmental microbiologist. He has 30 years experience in health-related water microbiology, mostly in the field of environmental pathogen detection, fate and transport. Over the previous 20 years he has worked in joint Australian-Sweden and European programs developing methods to interpret pathogen data with the aid of quantitative microbial risk assessment within an urban water sustainability framework. This work has contributed to the risk-based approach adopted in the most recent WHO recreational, drinking water and reuse guidelines. He is an adjunct professor at UNSW-Sydney and has published 32 book chapters, 180 journal papers and over 150 conference proceedings.


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