Kim Dowling

Federation University Australia

Ballarat, VIC

Contact me for

  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Kim completed her undergraduate studies in geology at UNSW. After working in Meekatharra, Western Australia in gold mining, she completed a PhD at James Cook University addressing exploration techniques for gold mineralization using chemical and quartz textural differences.

Subsequently, Kim worked in Papua New Guinea in academic roles associated with mineralization and then moved to the University of Melbourne and University of Adelaide to address meteorite impacts and geochemistry. During this time, she developed a greater interest in environmental matters and completed further studies on Environmental Management at Deakin University. 

Kim is an Associate Professor at Federation University, Australia and divides her time between the arsenic research group and her promotion of Science education across the University and her community. She is a visiting academic at the University of Johannesburg

She has extended her research interests to include Public Health and the meaningful dissemination of environmental information. She is one of the founding members of the International Medical Geology Association and regularly reports on environmental matters in the media.