Dr Sara Ghorbani Gorji

Research Fellow

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Dr Sara Ghorbani Gorji is a postdoctoral research fellow in environmental health sciences within the Queensland Alliance of Health sciences (QAEHS). Her background is non-target analysis and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). Sara completed her PhD at UQ School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS), in 2019. The main focus of her PhD was using targeted and non-targeted mass spectrometry to profile lipid oxidation in oil in water emulsion food systems and to identify natural antioxidants to retard lipid oxidation. Following her PhD studies, she worked as a senior research assistant at UQ SAFS. In this position she worked on applying metabolomics to investigate the phytochemicals in plants. In 2020 she joined QAEHS and her current research is focused on developing novel sampling methods and target and non-target mass spectrometry strategies to tackle chemicals of emerging concern in humans and the environment.

Research Interests

  • Suspect and non-target screening using LC-HRMS/MS
  • Developing passive sampling methods for Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) such as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Hawker, Darryl W., Clokey, Joseph, Gorji, Sara G., Verhagen, Rory and Kaserzon, Sarit L. (2022). Monitoring techniques–grab and passive sampling. Emerging freshwater pollutants: analysis, fate and regulations. (pp. 25-48) edited by Tatenda Dalu and Nikita T. Tavengwa. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-822850-0.00014-4

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