Professor Jack 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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  • (2022) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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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. Sago palm, multiple contributions to food security and sustainable livelihoods. (pp. 123-137) edited by Hiroshi Ehara, Yukio Toyoda and Dennis V. Johnson. Singapore: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5269-9

  • Pue, Aisak G., Fletcher, Mary T., Blaney, Barry, Greenhill, Andrew R., Warner, Jeffery M., Latifa, Atagazli and Ng, Jack C. (2018). Erratum: Addressing food insecurity in Papua New Guinea through food safety and sago cropping. Sago palm: multiple contributions to food security and sustainable livelihoods. (pp. E1-E1) Singapore, Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5269-9_25

  • Ng, Jack C., Wang, Jian Ping, Peng, Cheng and Guan, Guanyu (2013). Pragmatic approach for health risk assessment of bauxite tailing waste materials. Environmental contamination: health risks and ecological restoration. (pp. 91-111) edited by Ming H. Wong. 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. Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements: Environmental Protection, Remediation and Human Health. (pp. 861-862) edited by Yongguan Zhu, Nicholas Lepp and Ravi Naidu. Beijing, China.: Tsinghua University Press.

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

  • Ng, J. C. and Noller, B. N. (2004). Arsenic. TEAM NT: Technologies for the environmental advancement of mining in the Northern Territory: Toolkit. (pp. 39-46) edited by David R. Jones and Michael Fawcett. 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. Investigation of the Potable Water Contamination Incident at Ranger Mine March 2004. (pp. 107-172) edited by Dr Arthur Johnston. Darwin, NT: Uniprint NT.

  • 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. Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects V. (pp. 181-195) edited by Willard R. Chappell, Charles O. Abernathy, Rebecca L. Calderon and David J. Thomas. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • Ng, Jack C. (2002). A Review of Arsenic Toxicity. 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) edited by J. Mueller, C. Gaus, V. Alberts and M. Moore. Brisbane, Qld: National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology.

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

  • Ng, J. C. (2002). Health Risk Assessment. The Restoration and Management of Derelict Land. (pp. 19-30) edited by M. H. Wong and A. D. Bradshaw. 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. Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects IV. (pp. 231-242) edited by W. R. Chappel, C.O. Abernathy and R. L. Calderon. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.

  • Ng, J. C. (2000). Toxicology and Indoor Air Quality. Indoor Air Quality A Report on health Impacts and management Options. (pp. 123-131) edited by D. Gilbert and C. Greenaway. 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. Biology and conservation of cycads. (pp. 345-353) edited by C-J. Chen. Beijing: International Academic Publishers.

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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision