Prof Beate Escher

Deputy Director – National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, The University of Queensland
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Beate Escher is a professor at the University of Queensland and Deputy Director of the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (Entox) in Brisbane, Australia. She received her PhD in Environmental Chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, Switzerland and held a previous appointment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Eawag. Her research interests focus on mode-of-action based environmental risk assessment, including methods for initial hazard screening and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and pesticides, environmental transformation products, and mixtures. More practically oriented aspects of her work include passive sampling and effect-based methods for water quality assessment of recycled water and stormwater and monitoring of treatment processes.
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Beate is involved in Project P5 (Risks and Health), within the Cities as Water Supply Catchments Program.