Dr Mayumi Allinson (Research Fellow)


Research Fellow,  School of ChemistryCentre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM)


PhD (Environmental Chemistry), University of Adelaide 1998

MA (International Relations, Regional Study) University of Tsukuba, Japan 1993

BA (International Relations) University of Tsukuba, Japan 1991

BPharm (Pharmacology) Nagoya City University, Japan

Academic Career Summary

Dr Mayumi Allinson specialises in investigating organic contaminants in water, sediment and biological samples. Since obtaining her PhD from the University of Adelaide in 1998, Mayumi has worked at Deakin University and the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria, where her responsibilities have included sample preparation and chemical analysis utilising solid phase extraction methods, passive sampling methods, bioanalytical tools, and instrumental analysis such as HPLC, GC-MS etc. Mayumi currently works for the Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM) at the University of Melbourne, as a research fellow, where her role is to assess the hormonal activity of natural and waste waters via rapid assessment tools, including a suite of two-hybrid yeast bioassays, and ELISA. She plays a lead role in developing and maintaining CAPIM’s international collaborations with Japanese research institutes, including the collaboration with Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies and University of Kitakyushu, which allowed her access to the multi-residue screening tools.

Membership of Professional Societies

Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Member of the Japan Society of Environmental Chemistry
Member of the Japan Society of Endocrine Disrupters Research


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Grants, Contracts and Consultancies

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