Ashley Townsend

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    University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Dr Ashley Townsend is a Associa Professor, Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director in the Central Science Laboratory, University of Tasmania, and has been responsible for sector field (or high resolution) ICP-MS operations at UTAS since 1995. Townsend is a Fellow of the RSC and RACI, has contributed as author/co-author to over 70 journal articles, serves on the editorial/advisory boards of four international journals, and has presented invited keynote/plenary lectures at 7 international conferences recently.  An authority in the dual fields of atomic spectrometry and environmental chemistry, the calibre of his applied research work was recognised with the 2013 RACI's Environmental Medal for “Excellence in pure and applied scientific work in environmental science in Australia and for service to environmental chemistry”, and also a prestigious invitation to address the UN’s IAEA assembly in Vienna, Austria, also in 2013.