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Jennifer Harrison

Ms Jennifer Harrison

Leader, Nuclear Stewardship

Role at ANSTO

Jen is the Leader of the Nuclear Stewardship Research Infrastructure team. Nuclear Stewardship maintains national capabilities to provide trusted advice, detection and measurement capabilities to ANSTO, industry, government and researchers. These capabilities are either mandated by Government, regulators or otherwise considered essential to ongoing ANSTO operations.

Jen has a background in environmental radiochemistry and has worked at ANSTO since 2001. Jen studied Chemistry, Geoscience and Environmental Science at the University of Technology, Sydney and has a B.Sc. (Hons) and has completed post-graduate courses on isotopes and radioactivity in the environment as well as geochemistry.

Jen’s career at ANSTO started in the Environmental Monitoring team followed by a move into a research project in the former Institute for Environmental Research with a focus on natural and anthropogenic fallout radionuclides and reconstructing modern environmental change. Jen then joined the Little Forest Legacy Site research project and implemented a range of new measurement capabilities for difficult to measure anthropogenic radionuclides typically found at nuclear installations and legacy sites. With the formation of NSTLI in 2016, Jen became part of Nuclear Stewardship as the Manager of the Radioanalytical Chemistry team. In 2018 Jen became the acting Leader of the Isotope Tracing in Natural Systems team and then in 2020 the Leader of the Nuclear Stewardship team.

Expertise

 Jen as expertise in environmental radiochemistry, difficult to measure radionuclides, contaminant migration, environmental and pollution reconstruction and environmental monitoring.

Qualifications & Achievements

Jen is currently the Asia-Pacific regional coordinator for the IAEA ALMERA network, the President of the South Pacific Environmental Radioactivity Association and an AINSE WISE Mentor.

Jen studied Chemistry, Geoscience and Environmental Science at the University of Technology, Sydney and has a B.Sc. (Hons) and has completed post-graduate courses on isotopes and radioactivity in the environment as well as geochemistry.