PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Phone: +61(0)7 32749009
Fax: +61(0)7 3274 9003

Email: q.xia@uq.edu.au
National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology (EnTox)
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108


Qing majored in environmental engineering in Shandong University, China from 2008 to 2012 and received her bachelor degree as outstanding undergraduate in 2012. She started her PhD study from October, 2012. Now she is a PhD candidate at, EnTox, studying bioavailability of metal and metalloid.

The condition of contamination in manufacturing gas-plant sites is complicated, considering the existence of both heavy metal(loid)s and PAH. Her project is to assess the risk of the mixed contamination. From a risk-based point of view, contaminants are only a risk if they are or may become available. So Qing’s work will focus on the bioavailability of metal and metalloid and characterize the interaction between mixture contaminants. Then combined with toxicity evaluation of mixture compounds, the outcome maybe assist the government regulators to make wise decision on remediating polluted soil sites.

Research Interests

Environmental risk assessment, bioaccessibility, bioavailability.

Select Publications

Teng Y, Liu RT, Li C, Xia Q, Zhang PJ. The interaction between 4-aminoantipyrine and bovine serum albumin: Multiple spectroscopic and molecular docking investigations. J Hazard Mater.190(2011)574-581.