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About Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett

Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett AppSc(UNE NR), MSc(JCU), PhD(SCU)
Associate Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Coastal Management from the University of New England – Northern Rivers, a Master of Science in Marine Chemistry from James Cook University (North Queensland) and a PhD in Marine Ecotoxicology from Southern Cross University. Amanda is a senior lecturer and has published in many scientific journals, presented her research findings at national and international conferences and co-authored a book chapter. She has 20 years experience in investigating human impacts on the environment.
Her research focus is based on enhancing our understanding of the sources, fate and consequences of contaminants in our environment and includes several subthemes:
  • ecotoxicology, bioindicators and holistic risk assessment approaches,
  • sediment and water quality assessment and management,
  • benthic community assessment,
  • sustainable practice, rehabilitation and restoration.
She has developed early life stage toxicity tests for corals and is currently working on developing toxicity tests for other tropical marine species, of which very few test methods are available. She has acted as advisor to landholder groups in PNG by providing expertise the assessment of the potential impacts of deep sea mine tailings disposal in coastal regions of PNG.


2015 - Present Deputy Head, Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering


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Honors and Awards

  • Prix Universite Blaise Pascal des etudiants (2014) The Videoformes digital art festival prize, Clermont-Ferrand, France for the collaborative project: "after | image" by G. Cooke (SASS), A. Reichelt-Brushett (SESE) and Michael Hill (SASS).
  • Shortlisted Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for Community Impact (2014) For the development of a professional development program to enhance quality in environmental sampling and analysis -Eastern Indonesia
  • Shortlisted Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for Leadership (2013) Leading research and training collaborations in environmental pollution issues associated with mercury waste from artisanal gold mining on Buru Island, Indonesia.
  • Shortlisted for the 2011 SCU Excellence in Community Engagement Awards for 2 sections Academic Impact and Leadership. Dr Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, School of Environmental Science and Management.

Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480

Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3250
Fax: (+61 2) 6622 2080


Journal articles (58)