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Reader / Associate Professor in Environmental Geoscience, Sheffield Hallam University

I am a Chartered Scientist and Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences. I specialise in soil and groundwater contamination, in particular the movement of colloidal materials through soils, sediments and filtration systems. My broader research interests reflect my interdisciplinary background and include catchment management, flood modelling, wastewater filtration, urban drainage, biomineralisation, corrosion of construction materials, arsenic contamination of drinking water, and the evolution of sediment deposits on glaciers in Svalbard. I teach Water Resources and other physical geography topics on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Department of Natural and Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University. I am currently course leader for a MSc Environmental Management postgraduate degree. I live in Sheffield, UK with my beautiful family.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, University of Liverpool
  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer in Physical Geography, Sheffield Hallam University


  • 2008 
    University of Sheffield, PhD Environmental Engineering Science
  • 2003 
    Birkbeck, University of London, MSc Environmental Science
  • 2001 
    University College London, MSci Planetary Sciences

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Advanced Compton-geometry gamma radiation imaging for radionuclide measurement in soils and geomaterials
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
  • 2013
    To underpin a mechanistic understanding of the transport of colloid particles during sand bed filtration (shorter Knowledge Transfer Partnership)
    Knowledge Base Supervisor
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Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Scientist, Member of the Institution of Environmental Scientists
  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Geologists' Association