Professor Kevin Thomas is Director of the newly established Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS). He is an environmental health scientist with a particular interest in understanding the environmental fate, behaviour, effects and risks associated with contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) with the goal of protecting environmental and human health. Author of over 150 papers and book chapters and Associate Editor for the journal Science of the Total Environment, Professor Thomas is a strong collaborative researcher having founded the international SCORE network on sewer biomarker analysis for community health assessment (