Jeanette is a certified Building Biologist, having undertaken her studies at the Australian College of Environmental Studies. Jeanette is also IICRC certified in Water Restoration. Starting in 2011 consulting to the largest Building Biology consultancy in Australia, Jeanette now focuses on her work with Building Biology Sydney, working with health practitioners to assess the homes and work places of the chronically ill. As a Building Biologist Jeanette looks at the built environment, looking for environmental hazards that could potentially be implicated with chronic health issues.
Building Biology encompasses mould and moisture, chemical exposure, water quality and the electrical environment. Much of Jeanette’s work has been in the field of mould and moisture, however the overlap between exposure to mould, chemicals and electromagnetic fields must always be considered. Increasingly indoor air quality assessments for residential and commercial buildings is forming a large body of her work.
Jeanette has extensive field experience, assessing up to six properties every week in both residential and commercial settings. Using testing equipment, laboratory analysis, and visual inspection, along with taking an extensive history of the building and its occupants, enables a Building Biologist to ascertain the potential underlying issues and provide an action plan.
A committee member of the Australasian Society of Building Biologists, Jeanette has compiled the case studies since 2016 for the Mould Testing Technician curriculum for the Australian College of Environmental Studies (ACES). In 2018 she joined the ACES teaching staff undertaking the practical instruction for the Mould Testing Technician Course, the first and only government accredited mould testing course in Australia.
Jeanette has been interviewed for newspaper, radio and television on the subject of mould and other indoor environmental hazards and has also conducted and facilitated training with the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM), training Doctors and other Health Professionals on the subject of Mould Illness.
The majority of Jeanette’s work involves referrals from integrative health practitioners where patients are suspected to be suffering from mould related illness due to exposure in the home and / or work environment.