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Dr Marilyn Bennet-Chambers

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Adjunct Research Fellow
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences

Memberships, Awards and Training


  • Statistical Society of Australia
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)


  • Clinical Trials; Methods & Design and Trial Management. NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre.
  • Unsealed Radioisotopes. UWA.
  • Academic Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Lifeline Telephone Counselling

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Research Interests

Ecophysiology of trace metals in the aquatic environment

  • Biomonitors to quantify presence of environmental trace metals especially cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn)
  • Assimilation & efflux of Cd & Zn in freshwater crayfish
  • Use of radiolabelled isotopes to examine trace metal uptake via food and water

Metallothioneins (MTs)

  • Characterisation of MT species induced in response to trace metal exposures in both freshwater crayfish and coral prawns
  • Potential biomarker

Freshwater crayfish biology and ecology

  • Cherax cainii (marron)

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Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Bennet-Chambers, M., P. Davies, and B. Knott.. "Cadmium in aquatic ecosystems in Western Australia: A legacy of nutrient-deficient soils." Journal of Environmental Management 57 (4). Inpress.
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