Jonathan is an environmental scientist with broad experience in assessing the distribution and effects of contaminants in humans and the environment. Jonathan is an experienced consultant working in the contaminated land sector on a wide range of projects, including assessment and remediation of contaminants in soil, water, and sediment.
Jonathan completed his PhD researching New Zealanders’ exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs), including “new” POPs like perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), and he has published a number of papers in this area. Other research areas he has been involved with include human exposure to lead, mercury, and emerging chemicals of concern such as bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, and environmental assessment of industrial discharges to water.
In addition to his technical understanding of environmental contamination, Jonathan has experience working in central government on national policy for contaminated land and hazardous waste.
Jonathan has been involved with WasteMINZ since 2000 and was the co-recipient of the WasteMINZ conference Best Paper Award in 2008.