Dr Christine Davidson

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Pure and Applied Chemistry

Personal statement

Christine Davidson's research is in the area of environmental analytical chemistry, especially the development of new analytical methods to assess risk to human health and the environment from priority pollutants either directly or through the food chain. Recent studies have focused on chemical speciation analysis of potentially toxic elements (e.g. As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sn, Zn); the study of urban soils and inhalable airborne particles, contaminated land, sediments and waters; and on development of simple colorimetric methods for carrying out analysis in the field. She also works on persistent organic pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Qualifications

Christine Davidson recevied her BSc (Hons, 1st class) from the University of Glasgow in 1983 and then moved to the Department of Physics and Astronomy to carry out a PhD in laser ionisation spectroscopy. She had two postdoctoral appointments, the first at the State University of Utrecht, Netherlands, where she worked on accelerator mass spectrometry, and the second at the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, studying natural analogues for nuclear waste repositories. Christine was appointed to the staff at the University of Strathclyde in 1989 and promoted to senior lecturer in 1999.

Publications

Atomic spectrometry update-a review of advances in environmental analysis
Bacon Jeffrey R, Butler Owen T, Cairns Warren RL, Cook Jennifer M, Davidson Christine M, Cavoura Olga, Mertz-Kraus Regina
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry Vol 35, pp. 9-53 (2020)
https://doi.org/c10.1039/c9ja90060h
The effects of organic waste soil amendments on above ground biomass of Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea) grown at a historic Pb-F-Zn mine site
Nunn Benjamin, Lord Richard A, Davidson Christine M
International MineXchange Conference (2019)
Adaptation of the BCR sequential extraction procedure for fractionation of potentially toxic elements in airborne particulate matter collected during routine air quality monitoring
Sagagi Balarabe S, Davidson Christine M, Hursthouse Andrew S
International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2019.1674847
Chemical and biological tests to assess the viability of amendments and Phalaris arundinacea for the remediation and restoration of historic mine tailings
Nunn Benjamin, Lord Richard A, Davidson Christine M
10th Annual Conference on the Advances in Land Contamination Assessment and Remediation (2019)
Chemical and biological tests to assess the viability of amendments and Phalaris arundinacea for the remediation and restoration of historic mine tailings.
Nunn Benjamin, Lord Richard A, Davidson Christine M
35th International Conference on Geochemistry and Health
(2019)
Assessing mercury mobility in sediment of the Union Canal, Scotland, UK by sequential extraction and thermal desorption
Cavoura Olga, Davidson Christine M, Keenan Helen E, Reis Ana T, Pereira Eduarda
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Vol 76, pp. 650-656 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-019-00615-y

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Professional activities

An assessment of the viability of organic waste amendments and Phalaris arundinacea for the phytostabilisation of historic metal mine sites
Contributor
14/2/2020
19th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium
Participant
2/7/2018
9th Scottish Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Participant
14/12/2016
7th Scottish Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Participant
29/1/2015
6th Scottish Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Organiser
11/12/2013
11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant
Organiser
28/7/2013

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Projects

KTP-Rumbol
Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Markl, Daniel (Co-investigator)
30-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
National Project for BGE Pupils: Global Challenges of Clean Water
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Scott, Fraser (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2020
KTP - Inex
Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Hernandez, Jose Luis (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2019
KTP - Rumbol Products
Liggat, John (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2015 - 17-Jan-2017
Multiplexed Nanosensing Of Metal Ion Pollutants From Urban Environments
Graham, Duncan (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Faulds, Karen (Co-investigator) Reglinski, John (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 30-Jan-2013
Heritage smells (Full) | Mitchell, Gemma
Gibson, Lorraine (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Mitchell, Gemma (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2010 - 18-Jan-2014

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Pure and Applied Chemistry
Royal College Building

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