Dr Michael Taylor


Adjunct lecturer at Flinders University


Dr Taylor completed his Ph.D. in the School of the Environment in 2011; the focus of this work was the detection and disinfection of microbial biofilms containing the human pathogen Legionella pneumophila. He continued his work with organisms of public health concern and carried out a 12-month survey of the indoor air quality of buildings in Adelaide and identified the range and concentration of fungal spores most commonly present in workplaces. He has recently begun to focus more intently on mycology and has an active interest in the culture and use of fungi in agricultural and industrial applications. Currently, he's working with Dr Kirstin Ross to develop online teaching tools to assist training environmental health officers and emergency service personnel.