Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Nottingham

Paul is Professor of Engineering Geology in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham (www.nottingham.ac.uk) and Managing Director of Land Quality Management Ltd (www.lqm.co.uk). His research, teaching and consultancy interests span the spectrum of risk based contaminated land management and sustainable urban regeneration. His team have developed decision support tools for site investigation design, human health risk assessment and remediation strategy selection. LQM are known for their work in training regulators and consultants and in peer reviewing countless reports for local authorities and developers. They pioneered the use of bioaccessibility in UK human health risk assessment and worked with CIEH to publish generic assessment criteria for 31 substances in December 2006 and 82 substances in July 2009. Paul is a Specialist in Land Condition (www.silc.org.uk) and, as a Chartered Geologist, represents the Geological Society on the SILC professional and technical panel. He is also a member of the Health Protection Agency's Contaminated Land Risk Advisory Forum and a director of CABERNET (www.cabernet.org.uk) - Europe's sustainable brownfield regeneration network. He has written, alone and with others, many technical guidance documents including the first and second editions of the LQM/CIEH Generic Assessment Criteria (adopted as generic assessment criteria by the majority of practitioners throughout the UK); the CIEH "Professional Practice Note: Reviewing Human Health Risk Assessment Reports Invoking Contaminant Oral Bioavailability Measurements Or Estimates"; both editions of the "Contaminated Land Ready Reference". Present Appointment: Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Nottingham (2007 to Date) Head, Land Quality Management Research Group (2002 - to date) Managing Director, Land Quality Management Ltd (1997 to date) Honours and Distinctions: · Glossop Medal and Lecturer 2009 · Geological Society Distinguished Fellows Memorial Fund, 1991 · Herbert Lapworth Medal, Imperial College 1987

Experience

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    Professor of Engineering Geology, University of Nottingham