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Dr

Amy Heffernan

Honorary
Mass spectrometry; assay development
Protein chemistry; proteomics
Environmental monitoring; human biomonitoring; epidemiology; public health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
environmental sciences & ecology
environmental sciences
female
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Dr

Amy Heffernan

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Analytical Chemistry
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Dr

Amy Heffernan

 

Dr Amy Heffernan is an analytical chemist and early career researcher at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne. Her research combines chemistry, bioinformatics and statistics to solve complex problems in the environment and human health.Dr Heffernan received her PhD in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Queensland in 2014.

Her early research focused on environmental and health monitoring of common chemicals including pesticides, plasticisers and flame retardants in the Australian population, and much of this research has been used to inform national policy.With the award of a prestigious NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship in 2016, Dr Heffernan moved to the field of neuroscience, bringing interdisciplinary expertise in quantitative mass spectrometry. Her current research investigates metal-binding proteins for therapeutic application in neurodegenerative disease.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 26 most recent scholarly works by Amy Heffernan.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellow


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Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

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Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Member, Anzsms

Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry

Charted Member (Mraci Cchem)

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Chemistry

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry

University of Technology Sydney