Mariann Lloyd-Smith is  Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and to IPEN, an international public interest NGO.

She has worked in the area of chemicals policy and waste management for over two decades and  currently serves on the Technical Advisory Group of the national industrial chemical regulator.

Mariann gained her PhD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney and has published widely on chemical issues. She was a member of the National Advisory Body on Scheduled Waste and an author of Australia’s national management plans for POPs waste.

Trained as a negotiator in chemical disputes, she has assisted residents with their negotiations over contaminated land and has participated in the international negotiating committees (INCs) for the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions, the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety and the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM).

Dr Lloyd-Smith was a member of the UN Expert Group on Climate Change and Chemicals and a coauthor of the report ‘Climate Change and POPs; Predicting the Impact’. She recently coauthored NTN’s report on the chemical impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the Australian shale and coal seam gas industry.

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