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Career
Interests

My main interests are in ecology and water quality assessment and management. I firmly believe that community engagement in ‘citizen science’ projects are a powerful way to make a difference, particularly regarding environmental issues. I am willing to give anything and everything a try. I have a desire to educate and motivate members of the public in addition to those attending schools and other educational institutions, of the importance of the natural environment, with the hope that I can make a difference in an ever-changing world. Potential career pathways I am interested in include but are not limited to: secondary education, laboratory technician, community engagement officer, research assistant​, water quality analyst

An extended version of my Resume is available in the Downloadable PDF

Key Strengths:

Extremely enthusiastic

Willing to learn and take on further responsibility 

Works well in a team and independently

Passionate, dedicated and motivated

Well-spoken and presented

Well-developed time management skills 

Excellent communication skills

 
Job
History
Regulation Analyst| Central Coast Council

11 May 2021 - Present

  • Develop, coordinate, maintain and update data systems, including managing the quality control function to ensure systems integrity and accuracy

  • Undertake data analysis and liaise with data providers and stakeholders

  • Identify, review and respond to changes in regulatory trends and directions

  • Facilitate and audit compliance with regulatory requirements for water and sewer operations

  • Prepare a range of information and reports relating to financial and non-financial performance, as appropriate, to a range of internal and external stakeholders including Council management, IPART, NSW EPA, DPIE, Water, Bureau of Meteorology, NSW Health and other authorities or regulatory bodies

  • Provide specialist input and analysis to Council’s Liquid Trade Waste, Laboratory, Catchment Management, and Water and Wastewater Quality groups

  • Manage specific projects such as customer surveys, investigations relating to regulatory issues, audits to assess the quality of data gathering systems, and other projects as allocated by the Team Leader Compliance

  • Contribute to regulatory pricing and associated processes, including the preparation of pricing submissions and information returns 

  • Contribute to the development of performance measures to drive operational improvement and achieve business outcomes

Laboratory Technician| Central Coast Council

8 April 2020 - 10 May 2021

 

  • Plan and undertake routine and non-routine sampling and testing

  • Analyses of various water based samples using physical, chemical and microbiological techniques

  • Interpret and report on results of analyses to Council staff and customers

  • Record results of analysis in relevant databases, laboratory information systems and record management systems

  • Contribute to the improvement and development of laboratory procedures, quality control systems and laboratory functions

  • Training of small teams

  • Ensure the laboratory is organised and maintained at all times, including monitoring and maintaining laboratory stock to cover routine and non-routine test requirements

  • Maintain and ensure adherence to laboratory safety requirements

Casual Academic | Western Sydney University

​February 2018 - June 2020

 

  • Autumn 2018 – 300857 Environmental Geochemistry
    - Supervise students undertaking laboratory work
    - Supervise students on field trips
    - Provide feedback and grade assessment tasks
    - Develop and present lectures using MS Powerpoint
    - Utilise Blackboard to upload student content
    - Demonstrate laboratory techniques to students
    - Work alongside laboratory technicians to organise classes

  • Spring 2018 – 300814 Water Quality Assessment & Management
    - Provide feedback and grade assessment tasks using Turnitin

  • Spring 2018 – 300803 Essential Chemistry 2
    - Supervise students undertaking laboratory work
    - Provide feedback and grade assessment tasks
    - Demonstrate laboratory techniques to students​

  • Autumn 2019 - 300931 Integrated Science
    - Supervise students in classroom
    - Supervise students on field trips
    - Encourage active participation in classroom discussions and activities

  • Autumn 2020 - 300931 Integrated Science

       ​- Supervise students in classroom

       - Supervise students on field trips

       - Encourage active participation in classroom discussions and activities

 

 

Level III Pharmacy Assistant | Bowen’s Pharmacy

​21 November 2014 - 22 August 2020

 

  • Dispensary Technician

  • Cash Handling & Customer Service

  • Pack Dose Administration Aids

  • Deal with Customer Feedback

  • Process Returns, Refunds and Exchanges 

  • Stock Management

  • Account Payments

  • Merchandise Displays

  • Unpack Orders and Restock Shelves

  • General Housekeeping

  • Basic Compounding

 

 

Junior Pharmacy Assistant | Bensville Pharmacy

​7 August 2014 – 6 November 2014

 

  • Cash Handling & Customer Service

  • Merchandise Displays

  • Unpack Orders & Restock Shelves

  • General Housekeeping

  • Deliver Prescription Medication to Nursing, Aged and Disability Care Facilities​

Pharmacy Software

FRED Office, POS & Dispense

Medspro

WebsterCare

MinFOS

PlusONE

DoseAid

 
Education
Master of Research | Western Sydney University
​2018 - 2020

 

Thesis Title: Presence and persistence of cocaine and benzoylecgonine in the Hawkesbury-Nepean river system

  • Coursework GPA of 6.375 / 7.00

  • Thesis Examination Mark of 89%

Supervisors: Dr Jason Reynolds & Dr Mark Williams

Based on Hawkesbury Campus

Bachelor of Science (Zoology) | Western Sydney University

​2015 - 2017

 

  • ​Graduated with Distinction (6.33 / 7.00 GPA)

  • Specialisation in Marine Biology

Based on Hawkesbury Campus

Certificate III Community Pharmacy | The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

​February 2015 - June 2016

 

  • SIR30112

  • ​Specialisation in Dispensary

Completed as a Traineeship with Bowen's Pharmacy

Certificate II Animal Studies | Hunter TAFE

2013 - 2014

  • ACM20117

  • ​Completed over 2 years as a TVET course

Based on Wyong Campus

Higher School Certificate| Henry Kendall High School

​Class of 2014

 

  • ​Graduated with an ATAR of 78

 
Volunteer History
Research Experience| Western Sydney University

​February 2018 – 2019

Presence of Illicit Drugs on Public Surfaces at Sydney's Beaches

  • Assist Academics in the collection of field data 

  • Manipulation of data

  • Preparation of samples for lab analysis
     

Project Managed & Supervised by Dr Michelle Ryan

Research Experience| Western Sydney University

​June 2017 – 2019

Presence of Illicit Drugs on Picnic Tables in the Greater Sydney Region

  • Assist Academics in the collection of field data

  • Preparation of field equipment and test solutions

  • Preparation of samples for lab analysis

  • Manipulation of data for analysis 

  • Use of GIS Software to analyse spatial trends

  • Preparation of manuscript
     

Project Managed & Supervised by Dr Jason Reynolds

Extended Volunteer & Research Experience History Available in Downloadable Resume

 
Awards
School of Science & Health | Western Sydney University
  • Dean's Merit List 2017
  • Dean's Merit List 2016

Grants & Funding

 
Skills
Field Techniques
  • Extensive experience in water sampling techniques and field measurements
  • Experience in transect & quadrat sampling methods
  • Basic vertebrate and invertebrate identification
  • Limited plant identification

Laboratory Techniques
  • Experience in Liquid Chromatography (HPLC/UPLC)
  • Perform & Interpret Routine and Non-Routine Water Quality Tests​​
  • Experience in Mass Spectrometry (QToF/LCMS)
  • Experience in Metals Analysis (AAS)
  • Perform and Interpret IDEXX tests
  • Use and Maintenance of laboratory and field instruments
Software
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office
  • Moderate use of ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro
  • Moderate use of GeoCortex
  • Basic Understanding of R Stats Package
  • Basic Understanding of SPSS
Miscellaneous
  • NSW Manual Drivers Licence
  • NSW General Construction Induction (White Card)

 
Publications

Conference Papers

Other Articles

 
Other

Guest Appearances

  • Student Representative Judge at the Western Sydney University '3 Minute Thesis (3MT)' Finals, August 2018

  • Student Q&A Panel Member at the Western Sydney University Master of Research Mid-Year Intake Orientation, July 2018

  • Video Feature for the Western Sydney University Learning Futures Showcase, November 2017

  • Student Representative at the Western Sydney University School of Science & Health Review Panel, October 2017

  • Student Representative at the Western Sydney University School of Science & Health Course Experience Meeting, October 2017

Mentoring