I have a BSc (Hons, Environmental Chemistry) and PhD (Chemistry) from the University of Glasgow. My early research spanned the topics of natural attenuation and phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soils, potential transfer into the human food chain of toxic and allergenic metals derived from vehicle exhaust emissions and the behaviour of uranium in natural systems as part of an on-going waste repository assessment. I then moved to industry to project manage a team engaged in the development and application of analytical methods for trace levels analysis of veterinary pharmaceutical residues/ agrochemical residues to support regulatory submissions. I returned to the University of Glasgow in 2007 to take up the position of lecturer in Biogeochemical Tracers at SUERC/University of Glasgow. I am a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Elected vice chair of the Scottish Analytical Division, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2014
Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, 2011
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2016, PhD.Distribution, correlation, source apportionment, bioaccessibility and health risk assessments of selected metals in water, sediments, soil and fish from Mangla Lake, Pakistan.
Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, Norway. 2014, PhD. Trace elements and their interactions with natural organic matter in water.
University of Agricultural, Faisalabad, Pakistan. 2014, PhD. Decolorisation of synthetic dyes by citrus peroxidase.
PhD. Nutrient Value of Waste Material. School of Chemistry, 2015
MSc. Testing recent chronological techniques for peat sites with contrasting anthropogenic influences’. SUERC, 2012
PhD. Assessing impact of windfarm related disturbance on streamwater carbon, phosphorous and nitrogen dynamics: a case study of the Whitelee catchments. School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, 2011
PhD. Chitosans as soil amendments for the remediation of metal contaminated soil. School of Chemistry, 2011
PhD examination convenor
PhD. Improving the 14C dating of south-west Scottish wetland sites. SUERC, 2015