Gordon O’Brien has a PhD in Aquatic Health awarded from the University of Johannesburg in 2012. Gordon is the Director of Rivers of Life, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mpumalanga, School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, registered Professional Scientist (SACNASP) and South African National Research Foundation rated aquatic ecologist. Dr. O’Brien has 13 years of experience in ecological risk assessments, aquatic ecology, Ichthyology and fisheries, environmental flow assessments, ecotoxicology and water resource management. Gordon has worked in 16 African countries and currently collaborates with >10 international universities and institutes. Clients and funders of Dr. O’Brien’s research includes governments and non-governmental organisations and international funding organisations (e.g. South African Water Research Commission, South African National Research Foundation, US AID, European Union, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)). He has >30 peer reviewed publications and >20 book chapters with >360 citations of his research. Gordon has supervised/co-supervised >30 post-graduate students at South African and international Universities. His career vision is to undertake evidence based research on aquatic ecosystems and their response to multiple stressors for the sustainable future.
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