Research Program Leader, Data and Technology Innovation
I have a long record of translation science, drawing on a diverse technical background in marine biology, analytical biochemistry, molecular pharmacology and data science. I have led multi-organisational projects on e-research, ecotoxicology and biotechnology, partnering with universities, government agencies and companies ranging in size from start-ups to ASX corporations. I am a peer reviewer for numerous granting agencies and journals covering disciplines as varied as analytical chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, microbiology and biomedicine. I have advised international agencies and task forces (eg IAEA, IOC Intergovernmental Panel on HAB’s, AOAC). Nationally, I have contributed to the development of Australia’s National Marine Science Plan being a lead co-author of the white paper on national marine research infrastructure. As a member of the AIMS Senior Leadership Team, I have developed wide corporate skills particularly strategic development and capability planning.
  • 1982: BSc (University of Queensland)
  • 1988: PhD (University of Queensland)
  • 2002: Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Current Research Activities
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Chemical and biological analysis
  • Database development and use
Expert Committees and Boards
  • Advisor - International Atomic Energy Agency - United Nations Development Project on seafood toxin testing technologies for Asia, Africa and South America
  • Australian member of the International Oceanographic Commission Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms
Over 100 publications including journal papers, books, book chapters, e-tools, industry reports and patents with some listed below

1)LLEWELLYN LE, English S, Barnwell S (2016) A roadmap to a sustainable Indian Ocean Blue Economy. J Indian Ocean Region 12: 52-66

2) Treloar G, Gunn J, Moltmann T, Dittmann S, Fletcher R, Hone P, Lee K, Minty L, Minchin S, Schiller A, Steinberg P, Lyons J, Babanin A, Doherty P, England M, Foster C, Johnston E, Steven A, LLEWELLYN LE, Oliver J, Gupta A, Sloyan B, Smith D, Smith T, Walshe T, National Marine Science Committee (2016) The National Marine Science Plan: informing Australia’s future ocean policy. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs 8, 43-51.

3) LLEWELLYN LE, S. Bainbridge, G. Page, M. D. O'Callaghan, M. J. Kingsford (2016) StingerCam: A tool for ecologists and stakeholders to detect the presence of venomous tropical jellyfish. Limnol Oceanogr: Method 14: 649-657

4) Lawrey E, LaFond, G, Smith A, Coleman G, LLEWELLYN LE (2016) Gladstone Healthy Harbor Partnership Data and Information Management System (

5) Zhou, H., LLEWELLYN LE, Wei, L., Creighton, D., S. Nahavandi (2015) Marine object detection using background modelling and blob analysis. SMC2015: 430-435.

6) LLEWELLYN LE, Bainbridge S (2015) Getting up close and personal: the need to immerse autonomous vehicles in coral reefs. Oceans 15 MTS/IEEE Washington, 1-9

7) Balali-Mood M, LLEWELLYN LE, Ram Singh B (2015) Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism, Springer Reference (Editor-in-Chief: P. Gopalakrishnakone). 604 pp. ISBN 978-94-007-5868-1

8) LLEWELLYN LE (2015) Marine Biotoxins in history – murder and mayhem, p571-588. In: Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism Balali-Mood M, Llewellyn LE, Ram Singh B (eds). Springer Reference (Editor-in-Chief: P. Gopalakrishnakone). ISBN 9789400758681

9) Lough JM, LLEWELLYN LE, Lewis SE, Turney CSM, Palmer JG, Cook CG, Hogg AG (2014) Evidence for suppressed mid-Holocene northeastern Australian monsoon variability from coral luminescence. Paleoceanography 29: 581-594

10) LLEWELLYN LE, McIntosh, Wakeford M (2013) Mapping and synthesis of data and monitoring in Gladstone Harbour. Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, 179 pages

11) LLEWELLYN LE, Everingham Y, Lough J (2012) Pharmacokinetic modelling of luminescence time series in coral skeletons. Geochimica et Cosmochima Acta 83: 263-271

12) LLEWELLYN LE (2010) Revisiting the association between sea surface temperature and the epidemiology of fish poisoning in the South Pacific: Reassessing the link between ciguatera and climate change. Toxicon 56: 691-697.

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