QAEHS in Focus - Ayomi Jayarathne

26 Sep 2022

QAEHS in Focus shines the spotlight on QAEHS staff and students to showcase the expertise and talent within our Centre.

Dr Ayomi JayarathneHow long have you worked at QAEHS?

I started working at QAEHS in April 2021 and have been here for 1.5 years.

How do you explain your job to people?

I am developing analytical methods for quantifying emerging contaminants in different environmental media such as air and soil, and human biological fluids.

What is your favourite thing about working at QAEHS?

QAEHS has a very supportive working environment, and it helps me develop my research skills and career path.

What is something you learned in the last week?

I learnt about the batch naming in SCIEX Minderoo-7500.

What has been your career path that led to your current position at QAEHS?

I believe my research interests on environmental and human health risk assessment and the experience I gained during my PhD on analytical method development have led me to my current position.

What research are you working on now?

I am currently working on multiple research projects, mainly the indoor air quality monitoring project and Minderoo - plastic biomonitoring project.

What is your favourite movie?

‘The Upside’ is one of my favourites which was based on a true story.

Random fact you would like to share about yourself.

Even though I have a driver’s license, I am scared to drive.