Dr Graeme Batley AM

Dr Graeme Batley AM

Dr Graeme Batley AM


Graeme Batley is an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Environment, based at Lucas Heights, NSW, for over 50 years. He is one of Australia’s leading researchers on trace contaminants in aquatic systems. His focus has been on contaminant speciation, bioavailability and toxicity in waters and sediments.

Since 1995, he has played an ongoing major role in the development of a water and sediment quality guidelines for Australia and New Zealand, most recently including the application of weight-of-evidence assessments.

Graeme is author of over 470 scientific publications (cited 21,500 times) (h index = 67), including editing/authoring 7 books, most recently, Sediment Quality Assessment, a Practical Guide, co-edited with Stuart Simpson, and the Oil Spill Monitoring Handbook, co-edited with Sharon Hook and others.

He received the Eureka Prize for Water Research in 2006.  He was foundation President of the Asia/Pacific geographic unit of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Asia/Pacific) and has had an active involvement with SETAC for over 30 years, receiving a lifetime achievement award in 2016 and the Founders Award in 2024. He holds BSc (Hons1), MSc, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of New South Wales.

In 2022, he was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to environmental toxicology and chemical science.

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