Dr Christine Davidson

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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.

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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.

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Publications

Low-cost colorimetric mercury sensor based on immobilisation of rhodamine B thiolactone in a sustainable agar-agar gel substrate
Nshnsh Klthom M, Cavoura Olga, Davidson Christine M, Gibson Lorraine T
Microchemical Journal Vol 195 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2023.109481
A circular economy approach to drinking water treatment residue management in a catchment impacted by historic metal mines
Nunn Benjamin, Lord Richard, Davidson Christine M
Journal of Environmental Management Vol 345 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118809
Investigation of the influence of pH on the properties and morphology of gelatin hydrogels
Goudie K J, McCreath S J, Parkinson J A, Davidson C M, Liggat J J
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry Vol 61, pp. 2316-2332 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1002/pol.20230141
On- and off-line analysis by ICP-MS to measure the bioaccessible concentration of elements in PM10 using dynamic versions of the simplified bioaccessibility extraction test
Alpofead Jawad Ali Hussein, Davidson Christine M, Littlejohn David
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Vol 415, pp. 2831-2848 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-023-04695-7
Contaminated or just dusty? Understanding the nature of contaminants found in biomass grown on historic mine sites to inform pre-treatment options
Nunn Benjamin, Lord Richard, Minto James, Davidson Christine, Manzoor Neelam
EGU General Assembly 2023 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu23-1006
Contaminated or just dusty? Understanding the nature of contaminants found in biomass grown on historic mine sites to inform pre-treatment options
Lord Richard, Nunn Benjamin, Davidson Christine, Minto James, Manzoor Neelam
31st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (2023)

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Professional Activities

Could Contaminated Land Provide Sustainable Feedstocks for liquid biofuels?
Contributor
10/5/2022
Could contaminated land provide the solution for bioenergy’s sustainability problem?
Contributor
7/9/2021
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
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2/7/2018
9th Scottish Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
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14/12/2016
7th Scottish Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Participant
29/1/2015

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Projects

HSI for Granular Material Ph2 GC_267 Gamechanger
Murray, Paul (Principal Investigator) Campbell, Andrew John (Co-investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Marshall, Stephen (Co-investigator) Zabalza, Jaime (Co-investigator)
24-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Efficient utilization of biochar for water remediation and soil amendment - towards a circular economy
Zhang, Xiaolei (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator) Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2025
Biochar Water Remediation Research Project
Fletcher, Ashleigh (Co-investigator) Zhang, Xiaolei (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
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
National Project for BGE Pupils: Analysis of Soil in Scottish Schools
Willison, Debra (Principal Investigator) Davidson, Christine (Co-investigator)
21-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

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Dr Christine Davidson
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Pure and Applied Chemistry

Email: c.m.davidson@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2134