Quote To Live By: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr Seuss

EXPERTISE

  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Assessment and Monitoring
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry
  • Phytoremediation
  • Bioremediation
  • Site Remediation
  • Project Management

  • Full Profile

    Dr. Jacinta McInnes (nee Gorman) is employed by EHS Support as a Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor, and Biochemist. Jacinta has also been employed by RMIT University as a Sessional Academic within The College of Science, Engineering and Health since 2017. In this role she is involved in teaching all year levels for the degrees of Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Environmental Science. 

    Jacinta was previously employed by a global consultancy as a Biochemist after graduating with a PhD in 2001. In this role she was involved in Environmental Assessments and Monitoring, Environmental and Health Risk Assessments, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, Site Remediation, and as a primary assistant to the Environmental Auditor on many projects.

    EDUCATION

    • PhD (Applied Chemistry), Swinburne University of Technology in conjunction with BP Bitumen Australia – 2001
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours in Biochemistry), Swinburne University of Technology – 1996

    KEY EXPERIENCE

    Statutory Environmental Audits under the Environment Protection Act (1970) Victoria

    Project Manager

    Central West Residential & Business Park

    Auditor’s Representative

    Sewage Treatment Plant Dioxin Remediation

    Auditor’s Representative

    Quarry in Sydenham containing oily waste products

    Project Manager/Auditor’s Representative

    Victoria Harbour remediation & development

    Auditor’s Representative

    Melbourne Docklands Authority – for Yarra’s Edge and Business Park Precincts, for DSE Land, and for the non-statutory audit of major infrastructure and submissions to EPA Victoria on clean up to extent practicable

    Auditor’s Representative

    West Melbourne Gasworks Remediation as Auditors representative

    Health and Environmental Risk Assessments

    Project Manager

    Health Risk Assessment to develop target criteria for remediation of Dioxins for remediation of Dandenong Sewage Treatment Plant and Auditor’s Representative during remediation of Logis Eco-industrial Park, Dandenong South for Melbourne Water.

    Project Manager

    Health and Ecological Risk Assessment of potential impacts from deep formations impacted by phase separated hydrocarbons for gasworks and other Docklands audits

    Project Manager

    Health Risk Assessment to develop target criteria for remediation of TCE in groundwater

    Project Manager

    Quantitative Health & Environmental Risk Assessment for numerous petrol station sites across Victoria & NSW

    Project Manager

    Qualitative Health & Environmental Risk Assessment for Victorian refinery site

    Project Manager

    Health Risk Assessment to develop target criteria for remediation of Benzo(a)pyrene and Arsenic in residential soils, Central Victoria

    Project Manager

    Health Risk Assessment to develop target criteria for remediation of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soils in sites across the Northern Territory

    Project Manager

    Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment, former service station, Western Australia, which included assessment of risks to children in proposed childcare centre to benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, naphthalene & TPH fractions

    Project Manager

    Quantitative Human Health Risk Assessment, Brunswick site which included assessment of trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, dichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride in groundwater to future on-site residents and intrusive maintenance workers

    Publications (nee Gorman)

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R. and Harding, I. (2004). Bitumen Emulsions in Road Construction – A Review. Road and Transport Research 13(1):2-15.

    Gorman, J., Mival. K., Wright, J. and Howell, M. (2003). Developing Risk-Based Screening Guidelines for Dioxin Management at a Melbourne Sewage Treatment Plant, Water Science and Technology, 47(10):1-7.

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R. and Harding, I. (2000). The Role of Colloid Science in Bitumen Emulsion – Aggregate Interactions, Proceedings of the 10th IACIS Colloid and Interface Science Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom, 22 – 29th July 2000.

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R., Stannard, P. and Harding, I. (1998). The Role of Aggregate Surface Chemistry in Bitumen Emulsion – Aggregate Interactions, Road and Transport Research, 7(3):1-8.

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R., Stannard, P. and Harding, I. (1998). Bitumen-Aggregate Interactions: A Systematic Colloidal Study, 20th Australian Colloid and Surface Chemistry Student Conference, Hahndorf, South Australia, 9 – 30 February 1998.

    Gorman, J., Jones, C., Crawford, R. Schliephake, K. and Lonergan, G. (1998). Image Analysis Identification of Laccase Secretion in Fungal Hyphae, Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Biotechnology Conference, Glenelg, South Australia, 19 – 23 April 1998.

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R. Schliephake, K. and Lonergan, G. (1998). The Use of Pycnoporous cinnabarinus in the Treatment of Nitrotoluene-containing Effluent, Proceedings of the Lombok Conference on Water Quality and Waste Treatment, University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia, 19 – 22 October 1998.

    Gorman, J., Crawford, R. Schliephake, K. and Lonergan, G. (1998). Effect of Carbon Source on Laccase Production by Pycnoporous cinnabarinus in a 10 L Bioreactor, The 10th International Biotechnology Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 25 – 30 August 1996. 168.