Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Rauert received her PhD at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, with Prof. Stuart Harrad in 2014. Following her PhD, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Toronto, Canada, with Dr. Tom Harner where she was the principal researcher for the Global Atmospheric Passive Sampling (GAPS) Network. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS) at the University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, working with Director Kevin Thomas. Dr Rauert has made a notable contribution to the field of global environmental monitoring of chemicals of concern and her research career has focused on environmental and human exposure to persistent organic pollutants and emerging chemicals of concern. Her research activities have included extensive human biomonitoring studies, assessing pathways of human exposure to chemicals of concern, and producing environmental monitoring datasets of regulatory importance. She has worked extensively with domestic and international policy and monitoring programs, regulating chemicals of concern, successfully leading and managing federal government environmental monitoring programs. Her environmental monitoring datasets are used by International monitoring organisations to assess effectiveness of global restrictions on hazardous chemicals, directly influencing risk assessment and policy. Currently Dr. Rauert is the project lead investigating human exposure to microplastics and developing new methods for detecting micro and nanoplastics in human matrices at QAEHS. Her other research interests include the impact of tyre road wear particles and the chemical additives they contain on urban water ways and developing novel human biomonitoring methods for assessing human exposure to chemicals of concern.
Mass spectrometry, Microplastics, Chemicals of concern, Human biomonitoring, Environmental monitoring