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Our people-our expertise: Bruce Gray (retired)

Our people-our expertise

Bruce Gray

Bruce has recently retired from service. If you are interested in his work and would like to know more, please contact us.

Qualifications | Research interests | Publications | Memberships

Bruce Gray completed his BSc, majoring in Microbiology, at the University of Queensland in 1975 and has worked as a microbiologist in the Laboratory of Microbiology & Pathology (later Forensic and Scientific Services) since 1976. He completed his Master of Applied Science at Queensland University of Technology in 1993. He has a broad experience in water, food, reference and clinical diagnostic microbiology. He leads a team in the Public Health Microbiology laboratory of the Department of Health that analyse a wide variety of water types for a range of indicator and pathogenic microorganisms.

In addition to analyses associated with public health investigations, the laboratory is engaged with government and private sector clients in performing community service obligation and commercial work.

Bruce is the chair of a Standards Australia water microbiology committee that is active in managing a large body of standard methods. He is a technical assessor for technical accreditation bodies in Australia and Singapore. He has special interests in the detection of Legionella and protozoan pathogens in water, and on the mathematical side, has an interest in understanding measurement uncertainty as it relates to water microbiology.


  • Master of Applied Science (Medical Laboratory Science). Dissertation: ‘Epidemiological investigation of disease due to Legionella longbeachae in Queensland using three different typing methods’. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology). University of Queensland, Brisbane

Bruce Gray
phone: +61 7 3096 2822