Dr Jake O'Brien

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.obrien2@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32448

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • O'Malley, Elissa, O'Brien, Jake and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Analysis of Multiclass UV Filters in Wastewater by LC-MS/MS. In: SETAC Australasia Conference 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 4-6 September 2017.

  • Choi, Phil M. , O'Brien, Jake W. , Tscharke, Ben , Thomas, Kevin V. and Mueller, Jochen F. (2017). Assessing population health by wastewater analysis. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium 2017, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November 2017.

  • Bruno, Raimondo, Edirisinghe, Methsiri, Hall, Wayne, Mueller, Jochen, Lai, Foon Yin, O'Brien, Jake and Thai, Phong (2017). Association between purity of seized drugs with their daily loads measured in wastewater in an Australian catchment from 2010-2015. In: Testing the Waters 2017: 3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology”, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Kayalar, Hasan , O'Brien, Jake , Shimko, Katja , Tscharke, Ben , Choi, Phil , Ferris, Jason , Eaglesham, Geoff , Jiang, Hui , Barron, Leon , Mueller, Jochen and Thomas, Kevin (2017). Can wastewater analysis be used to inform on the clandestine production of methylamphetamine?. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November 2017.

  • Kayalar, Hasan, O'Brien, Jake, Shimko, Katja, Tscharke, Ben, Choi, Phil, Ferris, Jason, Eaglesham, Geoff, Jiang, Hui, Barron, Leon, Mueller, Jochen and Thomas, Kevin (2017). Can wastewater analysis be used to inform on the clandestine production of methylamphetamine?. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November.

  • Shimko, Katja , O'Brien, Jake , Kayalar, Hasan , Choi, Phil , Jiang, Hui , Tscharke, Ben , Zahnow, Renee , Eaglesham, Geoff , Mueller, Jochen, Barron, Leon and Thomas, Kevin (2017). Can wastewater-based epidemiology be used for the assessment of anabolic steroid use?. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November 2017.

  • Shimko, Katja, O'Brien, Jake, Kayalar, Hasan, Choi, Phil, Jiang, Hui, Tscharke, Ben, Zahnow, Renee, Eaglesham, Geoff, Mueller, Jochen, Barron, Leon and Thomas, Kevin (2017). Can wastewater-based epidemiology be used for the assessment of anabolic steroid use?. In: Qld Annual Chemistry Symposium, Brisbane, Australia, (). 27 November 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Tscharke, Ben , Gerber, Cobus , Grant, Sharon , White, Jason , Thomas, Kevin , Bade, Richard and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Development of a national wastewater drug monitoring program in Australia. In: Lisbon Addictions: 2nd European Conference on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 24-26 October 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake, Grant, Sharon, Thai, Phong, Ort, Christoph, Eaglesham, Geoff, Vijayasarathy, Soumini, Lai, Foon Yin, Covaci, Adrian, Novic, Andrew, Tscharke, Ben, Choi, Phil, Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Finding population and demographic markers in wastewater using samples collected during a population census. In: Testing the Waters 2017: 3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology”, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Been, Frederic, O'Brien, Jake, Lai, Foon Yin, van Nuijs, Alexander, Covaci, Adrian and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Methamphetamine pyrolysis byproducts in wastewater – a way of distinguishing administration routes?. In: Testing the Waters 2017: 3rd International conference on “Wastewater – Based Drug Epidemiology”, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Tscharke, Ben , O'Brien, Jake , Gerber, Cobus , Grant, Sharon , White, Jason , Thomas, Kevin , Bade, Richard and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Spatial differences in illicit drug use in Australia’s capital and regional areas; initial results from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program. In: SETAC Australasia Conference 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 4-6 September 2017.

  • Tscharke, Ben , Gerber, Cobus , O'Brien, Jake , Grant, Sharon , Mueller, Jochen, Thomas, Kevin , Bade, Richard and White, Jason (2017). Spatial differences in illicit drug use in Australia’s capital and regional areas; initial results from the National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program. In: Testing the waters 2017 Wastewater-based epidemiology: current applications and future perspectives 3rd international conference, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Thomas, Kevin , O'Brien, Jake , Bijlsma, Lubertus , Castiglioni, Sara , Covaci, Adrian , de Voogt, Pim , Emke, Erik , Hernandez, Felix , Gerber, Cobus , Grant, Sharon , Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara , Mueller, Jochen , Ort, Christoph , Reid, Malcolm , Tscharke, Ben , van Nuijs, Alexander and White, Jason (2017). The challenges of performing large-scale multi-city wastewater-based epidemiology studies. In: Testing the waters 2017 Wastewater-based epidemiology: current applications and future perspectives 3rd international conference, Lisbon, Portugal, (). 26-27 October 2017.

  • Choi, Phil M. , O'Brien, Jake W. , Tscharke, Ben , Mackie, Rachel , Eaglesham, Geoff , Grant, Sharon , Thomas, Kevin V. and Mueller, Jochen F. (2017). Towards monitoring population food consumption and dietary status using wastewater based epidemiology. In: 13th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia, (). 26-29 June 2017.

  • Gartner, Coral Elizabeth, Lai, Foon , Mueller, Jochen F., Crothers, Anna , Wilkins, Chris, Hall, Wayne Denis (UQCCR), Bruno, Raimondo, Prichard, Jeremy and O'Brien, Jake (2017). Use of wastewater-based epidemiology to monitor nicotine consumption in Australian and New Zealand communities. In: Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting, Florence, Italy, (). 8-11 March 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Grant, Sharon , Thai, Phong , Ort, Christoph , Eaglesham, Geoff , Vijayasarathy, Soumini , Lai, Foon Yin , Covaci, Adrian , Novic, Andrew , Tscharke, Ben , Choi, Phil , Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Using wastewater analysis to find demographic markers. In: 2nd Queensland Mass Spectrometry Symposium 2017, Brisbane, Australia, (). 2-3 November 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Grant, Sharon , Thai, Phong , Ort, Christoph , Eaglesham, Geoff , Vijayasarathy, Soumini , Lai, Foon Yin , Covaci, Adrian , Novic, Andrew , Tscharke, Ben , Choi, Phil , Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Using wastewater analysis to find population and demographic markers in wastewater. In: SETAC Australasia Conference 2017, Gold Coast, Australia, (). 4-6 September 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake , Tscharke, Ben , Grant, Sharon , Thai, Phong , Ort, Christoph , Lai, Foon Yin , Mackie, Rachel , Covaci, Adrian , Bruno, Raimondo , Gartner, Coral , Prichard, Jeremy , Hall, Wayne , Kirkbride, Paul , Choi, Phil , Thomas, Kevin and Mueller, Jochen (2017). Wastewater analysis: a tool for measuring population consumption of chemicals and release of chemicals to the environment. In: Environmental Health Australia 42nd National Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 16-19 October 2017.

  • O'Brien, Jake, Thai, Phong, Ort, Christoph, Thomas, Kevin, Reid, Malcolm, Baz Lomba, José Antonio, Lai, Foon Yin and Mueller, Jochen (2016). A modelling approach to estimate the number of people contributing to a wastewater sample using population biomarkers. In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES 2016): Interdisciplinary Approaches for Health and the Environment. 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Sicence, Utrecht, Netherlands, (57-57). 9 - 13 October 2016.

  • Killian, Jessica, Lloyd, Belinda, Lai, Foon Yin, O'Brien, Jake W. and Mueller, Jochen F. (2016). Alcohol, nicotine and illicit drug testing in wastewater in Victoria. In: Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2016, Sydney, Australia, (46-46). 30 October – 2 November 2016. doi:10.1111/dar.12484

  • Lai, F. Y., Hall, W., Wilkins, C., Gartner, C., Carter, S., Anuj, S., O'Brien, J. W., Thai, P., Bruno, R., Prichard, J., Kirkbride, P. and Mueller, J. F. (2015). Application of wastewater-based epidemiology on monitoring illicit drug, alcohol and nicotine use in Australian and New Zealand populations. In: Testing the Waters, Ascona, Switzerland, (). 11-15 October 2015.

  • Thai, Phong K., Lai, Foonyin, O'Brien, Jake W., Bruno, Raimondo, Hall, Wayne, Edirisinghe, Methsiri, Kirkbride, Paul, Prichard, Jeremy and Mueller, Jochen (2015). Long-term monitoring of cathinone use using wastewater analysis in an urban catchment in South East Queensland. In: *, *, (62-62). *.

  • Mueller, J. F., Lai, F. Y., Thai, P., O'Brien, J., Ort, C., Gartner, C., Prichard, J., Bruno, R., van Dyken, E., Humphries, M., Carter, S., Wilkins, P., Kirkbride, W. and Hall, W. (2015). Reading wastewater downunder. In: Testing the Waters, Ascona, Switzerland, (). 11-15 October 2015.

  • Thai, Phong K., Van Dyken, Emma, Banks, Andrew, Lai, Foonyin, O'Brien, Jake, Bruno, Raimondo, Hall, Wayne D., Prichard, Jeremy and Mueller, Jochen F. (2014). Refining the Excretion Factor for the Back-Estimation of Methadone Consumption in Sewer Epidemiology. In: Special Issue: Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2014. Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2014, Adelaide, SA Australia, (59-59). 9-12 November 2014. doi:10.1111/dar.12222

  • Lai, F. Y., Thai, P. K., O'Brien,, Kele, B., Ort, C., Gartner, C., Carter, S., Hall, W., Prichard, J., Bruno, R., Kirkbride, P., Eaglesham, G. and Mueller, J. F. (2012). Evaluation of illicit drug prevalence among attendees at a music festival via wastewater analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2nd SETAC Australasia Conference. 2nd SETAC Australasia Conference, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (). 4-6 July 2012.

  • Lai, F. Y., Thai, P. K., Ort, C., O'Brien, J., Kele, B., Hall, W., Gartner, C., Bruno, R., Kirkbride, P. and Mueller, J. F. (2012). Forensic epidemiology: estimating illicit drug prevalence at a music festival through wastewater analysis. In: 21st International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, Hobart, TAS Australia, (). 23-27 September 2012.

  • Lai, F. Y., Thai, P. K., O'Brien, J., Kele, B., Ort, C., Gartner, C., Carter, S., Hall, W., Prichard, J., Bruno, R., Kirkbride, P., Eaglesham, G. and Mueller, J. F. (2012). Using wastewater analysis to measure illicit substance use among attendees of a music festival. In: 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminiology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 27-29 November 2012.

  • Lai, F. Y., Thai, P. K., O'Brien, J., Mueller, J. F., Ort, C., Carter, S., Eaglesham, G., Prichard, J., Bruno, R., van Dyken, E., Hall, W., Gartner, C., Humphries, M. and Karpievitch, Y. (2012). Wastewater "epidemiology": competitor or complement to survey studies?. In: 2012 National Drug Trends Conference. Drugs, crime and the front-line: Australiasian perspective, Sydney, NSW Australia, (). 9 October 2012.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision