Researcher biography

Principal supervisor: Professor Jack Ng

Atinuke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Master of Science degree in Contamination, Risk Assessment and Remediation from the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom. As such, she has experience in the toxicity and risk assessment of environmental contaminants. Prior to joining Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Science (QAEHS) for her PhD, Atinuke was employed as a research assistant in the area of ecotoxicology under the supervision of Dr. Olugbenga John Owojori of the Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Her PhD research program focuses on assessing the toxicological interactions of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) mixtures. Atinuke is particularly interested in how human cell or cell lines respond to PFASs under laboratory conditions; development of in vitro assays for the comparative toxicity assessment of PFAS mixtures; and validation of these assays and biological end points using real environmental samples. This is with the view to protect the ecosystems and human health.