Projects per year
Amy MacIntosh recently completed her Masters of Research (Environmental Sciences) in 2020 with her thesis comprising of a systematic review assessing the ecotoxicological effects of contaminants from decommissioned offshore oil and gas structure, primarily focusing on radioactive materials. She is soon to commence her PhD on the same topic, but utilising current radiotracing methods and assessments to understand anthropogenic contamination (trace metals, naturally occurring radioactive materials) and their bioavailability, biokinetics and toxic effects on marine and terrestrial wildlife. She incorporates the fields of petroleum chemistry, toxicology and zoology to assess the likely chemotoxic and radiotoxic effects of petroleum scale on Australian marine fauna. She is striving towards building an environmental and ecological based risk assessment framework for sustainable decommissioning of petroleum structures in Australia.
Originally from Scotland and being brought up in New Zealand, she had a strong passion for studying animals by following the footsteps of her inspiration, Sir David Attenborough. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Geography at the University of Otago followed by a Honours in Zoology/Wildlife Ecology at the University of Tasmania.
Environmental Sciences, Masters of Research, Macquarie University
Award Date: 6 Jan 2021
Zoology, Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Tasmania
4 Feb 2019 → 17 Dec 2019
Award Date: 17 Dec 2019
Zoology and Geography, Bachelors, University of Otago
28 Feb 2016 → 12 Dec 2018
Award Date: 19 Dec 2018
Study Abroad Exchange, Part of Bsc, University of Exeter
15 Jul 2018 → 22 Dec 2018
Researcher in Radioecology, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)12 Jan 2020 → …
Marine ecotoxicological effects of offshore petroleum infrastructure-associated contaminants: a systematic reviewMacIntosh, A., Dafforn, K. A., Chariton, A., Penrose, B. & Cresswell, T., 4 Nov 2020, (Submitted) In: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Literature review › peer-review
MacIntosh, A., Nov 2019, In: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 38, 11, p. 2353-2354 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/opinion
Investigating marine ecotoxicological effects of offshore petroleum infrastructure-associated contaminantsMacIntosh, A., Dafforn, K., Chariton, A., Penrose, B. & Cresswell, T., 2020. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PosterOpen Access
Applying ecotoxicology at a rehabilitated mine tailing repository to assess heavy metal transfer and bioaccumulation to a marsupialMacIntosh, A. & Carver, S., 2019, Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment: 12th Annual Scientific Meeting and Continuing Education Day. Australasian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment, p. 44 1 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference abstract
MacIntosh, Amy (Recipient), Dec 2019
MacIntosh, Amy (Recipient), 2019
Amy MacIntosh (Member)2020 → …
Activity: Membership › Membership of an association
Amy MacIntosh (Member)2020
Activity: Membership › Membership of organisation
5/06/20 → 15/12/20
2 items of Media coverage, 2 Media contributions
Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities
1 Media contribution