Our Team

Office Staff

Lead Scientist and Lead Advisor: Elizabeth O’Brien
Assistant to Lead Scientist, Digital Content Creator and Business Operations Manager: Lucinda Curran
Kit Distributor: Farrah Shabestari
Lead Test Results Website (LTRW): Earnest Thomas, Benny Stephen and their team
Lead Archives Digitisation Project (LADP) team: Farrah Shabestari, Lizzie Choo, Lily D’Adam
Office and Database Manager: Rama Putcha
Social Media: Lucinda Curran and Rama Putcha
Volcano Art Prize (VAP) Entries Manager: Rama Putcha and Lily D’Adam
Accounts: Madeleine Bezzina, Lizzie Choo and Merina Selva
Translator (French and Spanish): Patricia Parkinson and Sandra Buckley (respectively), previously Orlando Aguirre (hale Orlando)
Translator (Chinese): Dr Hugh Xinxi Zhu
Translators (Arabic): Dr Iman Hegazi and Dr Samy Saad
Fact Sheet Writer: Mish Calvert (Michelle Kilburn)
Kit Comments Template Developer: Elizabeth O’Brien, Peter Larkin
Kit Comments Template Changes Protocol Manager: Alan Dunne
Web Administrators: Lucinda Curran, Jimmy JingTao Yang, Tim Pye,  previously David Ratcliffe (hale David), Earnest Thomas, Annie Prakash, Rocky Huang, Malveek Dhaliwal

LEAD Group Committee

President: Michelle Calvert-Kilburn (Australia)
Vice-President: Ananda Card (New Zealand)
Vice-President: Elizabeth O’Brien (Australia)
Treasurer: Roger Kilburn (Australia)
Secretary: Theresa Gordon (Australia)
Member: Alex Jewson (Australia)
Member: James Wood (Australia)
Member: Brian Arndt (New Zealand)
Member: Dr Andreas Breitbarth (Ireland)

Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

Community Paediatrics: Dr. Garth Alperstein
Science and Technology Policy, Urban Planning: Professor Peter Newman
Lead Contamination: Dr. Ian Irvine
Public Health, Environmental Protection, Public Interest: Dr. Chloe Mason
Environment, Consumers: Dr. Val Brown
Veterinary Research: Dr. Jill Maddison
Holistic Vet, Bird Specialist: Dr. Ross Perry
Pathology, Environmental Assessment: Graeme Waller
Industrial Chemist, Paint: Fred Salome
Child and Family Health: Professor Graham Vimpani
Medical and Scientific Commentator: Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki
Statistician: Dr. John Wlodarczyk
Clinical Toxicologist: Professor Geoffrey Duggin
Automotive Engineering, Environmental Impacts of Vehicles: Jack Haley
Local Government: Michelle Calvert-Kilburn
Environmental Law: Michael Mobbs
Community Advocacy, International Campaigning: Elizabeth O’Brien
Point Source Community Advocacy, International Campaigning: Theresa Gordon
Political Scientist, Toxics Campaigner: Dr. Kate Hughes
Professional and Hobby Safety: Dr. Marc Grunseit
Conflict Resolution: Robin Mosman
Public Health, General Practice: Professor Michael Mira
General Practice: Dr. Ben Balzer
Early Childhood Education: Rosemary Ayoub
Public Health and Environmental Investigation: Mike van Alphen
International Toxics Campaigning: Dr. Mariann Lloyd-Smith
Lead Assessment and Occupational Hygiene: Carol Bodle
Local Council Environmental Health: Jamie Wood
Public Health and the Environment: Dr. Perry Gottesfeld
Heavy Metals Contaminated Sites: Isla MacGregor
Environmental Metal Exposures, Sources and Pathways: Professor Mark P. Taylor
Paediatrics, Research on Lead Levels: Dr. Fatma Zahrani
Lead in the Domestic Environment: Professor Clement Adebamowo
Doe Run Lead Smelter, Community of La Oroya: Dr. Godofredo Arauzo
Environmental Impacts of Mining: Dr. Gavin Mudd
Environmental Impacts of Lead Smelting: Dr. Tony Morrison
Environmental Impacts of Lead: Dr. Damian Gore
Birds and Exotics Veterinarian: Dr. Alex Rosenwax
Heavy Metal Monitoring & Biomonitoring, Human Neuropathology: Professor Richard Banati
Indoor Environmental Health Consultant: Lucinda Curran
Epidemiology, Prenatal Exposures, Child Health: Dr. Caroline M Taylor
Environmental Science, Geoscience and Epidemiology: Dr. Mark Laidlaw
Clinical Care of Pediatric and Obstetric Plumbism: Dr. Morri Markowitz
XRF, Environmental Behaviour, and Consumer Products: Dr. Andrew Turner
Testing, Environmental & Materials science: Hesaan Sheridan
Mechanical Engineer, Base Metal Smelter Heavy Metal Exposure Workers Compensation: Jenna Barnes
Scientist, Mother, Advocate: Ananda Card
Lead Exposure, Toxicity and Poisoning Prevention: Tim Pye
Clinical Occupational Toxicology: Dr Andreas Breitbarth
Veterinary Pathology: Dr Michael Hindmarsh
Petroleum Refinery Organic Lead Exposure Workers Compensation: Brian Arndt
Gold Assayist Lead Exposure Workers Compensation: Andrew Hobday
Tertiary Lead Poisoning Prevention Citizen Science Research: Richard Turnbull
Public Health Physician – Lead, Intelligence and Speech: Dr Conrad Krebs

Lead Education and Abatement Fund (LEAF) Sub-committee

Elizabeth O’Brien
Michelle Calvert-Kilburn
Jenna Barnes

Come join the Team!!

We welcome volunteers and professional support. If you’re a marketing or public relations professional, writer, researcher, public health or occupational health expert, environmentalist, video-maker, editor… Phone +61 2 9716 0014 and tell us how you’d like to contribute.

Watch this space to see our Team grow…