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Prof Kevin Thomas

Professor Kevin Thomas is Director of the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) at the University of Queensland. Kevin is an environmental health scientist with a particular interest in understanding the environmental occurrence, behaviour, effects and risks associated with contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) with the goal of protecting environmental and human health. His current research is focused on understanding human exposure to microplastic particulate pollution, developing analytical methods for characterizing CECs. assessing community-wide health status through wastewater analysis and establishing alternative approaches to exposure monitoring, for example explanted silicone prostheses and wristbands. Author of over 180 peer-reviewed papers and Associate Editor for the journal Science of the Total Environment, Kevin is a strong collaborative researcher having founded the international SCORE network on sewer biomarker analysis for community health assessment (see and as recently reported in Science is currently establishing a global emerging contaminant early warning network (