Professor Jack Chakmeng Ng


Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 344 32442


To generate better understanding of source, exposure and toxicological effects of environmental pollutants for evidence-based risk assessment and provide intervention strategy to safe guard environmental and human health.

Jack is a certified toxicologist (DABT - Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology) and is the Program Manager for Environmental Health Risk Assessment. His major research themes include chemical speciation of arsenic species in environmental and biological media, bioavailability in relationship to toxicities using various animal models, carcinogenicity and mechanistic studies of chronic arsenic toxicity in both humans and animals. Other research interests include toxicity of mixed metals and organic pollutants, the transfer of heavy metals via the food chain from mine tailings and other mining wastes in addition to study on natural toxins in plants relevant to human health. Jack’s projects represent a combination of independent effort as well as linkages through national and international collaboration.

Jack is also the Program Leader for Risk Assessment of CRC-CARE (Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment).


  • BAppSc, Queensland University of Technology
  • M AP Sc, Queensland University of Technology
  • PhD, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Pue, Aisak G., Fletcher, Mary T., Blaney, Barry, Greenhill, Andrew R., Warner, Jeffrey. M., Latifa, Atagazli and Ng, Jack C. (2018). Addressing food insecurity in Papua New Guinea through food safety and sago cropping. In Hiroshi Ehara, Yukio Toyoda and Dennis V. Johnson (Ed.), Sago palm, multiple contributions to food security and sustainable livelihoods (pp. 123-137) Singapore: Springer Nature. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-5269-9

  • Ng, Jack C., Wang, Jian Ping, Peng, Cheng and Guan, Guanyu (2013). Pragmatic approach for health risk assessment of bauxite tailing waste materials. In Ming H. Wong (Ed.), Environmental contamination: health risks and ecological restoration (pp. 91-111) Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press.

  • Ng, J. C., Wang, J-P. and Wang, S. L. (2007). Effect of chronic arsenic exposure on kidney function of people with diabetes and validation of its effect in a rat model. In Yongguan Zhu, Nicholas Lepp and Ravi Naidu (Ed.), Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health (pp. 861-862) Beijing, China.: Tsinghua University Press.

  • Hasnat Milton, A., Smith, W., Dear, K., Caldwell, B., Sim, M. and Ng, J. C. (2006). Arsenic mitigation. In Ravi Naidu (Ed.), Managing Arsenic in the Environment From soil to human health (pp. 355-362) Collingwood, Vic., Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Ng, J. C. and Noller, B. N. (2004). Arsenic. In David R. Jones and Michael Fawcett (Ed.), TEAM NT: Technologies for the environmental advancement of mining in the Northern Territory: Toolkit (pp. 39-46) Darwin, Australia: Northern Territory Minerals Council and the Mines and Petroleum Management Division of the Northern Territory Government.

  • Priestly, B., Moore, M. R., Noller, B. N. and Ng, J. C. (2004). Human Health Risk Assessment. In Dr Arthur Johnston (Ed.), Investigation of the Potable Water Contamination Incident at Ranger Mine March 2004 (pp. 107-172) Darwin, NT: Uniprint NT.

  • Ng, Jack C., Bruce, Scott L. and Noller, Barry N. (2003). Laboratory and field evaluation of potential arsenic exposure from mine tailings to grazing cattle. In Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects V (pp. 181-195) : Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-044451441-7/50015-4

  • Ng, J. C., Bruce, S. L. and Noller, B. N. (2003). Laboratory and field evaluation of potential arsenic exposure from mine tailings to grazing cattle. In Willard R. Chappell, Charles O. Abernathy, Rebecca L. Calderon and David J. Thomas (Ed.), Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects V 5 ed. (pp. 181-195) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Ng, Jack C. (2002). A Review of Arsenic Toxicity. In J. Mueller, C. Gaus, V. Alberts and M. Moore (Ed.), Examination of the potential exposure of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) personnel to polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans via drinking water: A report to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Australia (pp. 52-75) Brisbane, Qld: National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology.

  • Ng, J. C. (2002). Degradation of Land and Its Relation to Public Health. In Ming H. Wong and Anthony D Bradshaw (Ed.), The Restoration and Management of Derelict Land (pp. 7-18) Singapore: orld Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd.

  • Ng, J. C. (2002). Health Risk Assessment. In M. H. Wong and A. D. Bradshaw (Ed.), The Restoration and Management of Derelict Land (pp. 19-30) Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

  • Ng, J. C., Qi, L., Wang, J., Xiao, X-L., Shahin, M., Moore, M. and Prakash, A. S. (2001). Mutations in C57/B1/6J and Metallothionein Knock-out Mice Induced by Chronic Exposure of Sodium Arsenate in Drinking Water. In W. R. Chappel, C.O. Abernathy and R. L. Calderon (Ed.), Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects IV (pp. 231-242) Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.

  • Ng, J. C. (2000). Toxicology and Indoor Air Quality. In D. Gilbert and C. Greenaway (Ed.), Indoor Air Quality A Report on health Impacts and management Options (pp. 123-131) Canberra: Paragon Printers.

  • Seawright, A. A., Ng, J. C., Oelrichs, P. B., Sani, Y., Nolan, C. C., Lister, A. T., Holton, J., Ray, D. E. and Osborne, R. (1999). Recent toxicity studies in animals using chemicals derived from cycads. In C-J. Chen (Ed.), Biology and conservation of cycads 1st ed. (pp. 345-353) Beijing: International Academic Publishers.

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision