I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2019 as a researcher to work on the SURICATES project under Dr. Richard Lord, investigating the beneficial reuse of dredged canal sediments. I also work part-time as a work-based learning advisor on the graduate apprenticeship program and teach CL989 isotope hydrology.
My background is as an environmental scientist and chartered geologist, working within the environmental and mining sectors in North America and Europe over a career spanning 30 years. My interests are arsenic geochemistry, contaminated land management, contaminated sediment characterisation, contaminant geochemistry, environmental impact statements, groundwater hydrology, waste characterisation, environmental baseline studies for mining projects, and site remediation.
Since 2012, I have been managing contaminated land projects in Arctic Alaska that are related to historical mining and oil & gas production.
- Could contaminated land provide the solution for bioenergy’s sustainability problem?
- Results of long-term monitoring of a river sediment reuse and phyto-stabilisation trial using reed canarygrass
- Beneficial use of river sediments as topsoil for passive carbon capture and storage during land restoration and energy crop production – A Net Zero management option
- Beneficial use of river sediments as topsoil for passive carbon capture and storage during land restoration and energy crop production
- Scottish Contaminated Land Forum (External organisation)
- The 5th International Symposium on Environment and Health
- Member of programme committee
More professional activities
- ContaminatEd land Remediation through Energy crops for Soil Improvement to liquid fuels Strategies
- Lord, Richard (Principal Investigator) Torrance, Keith (Co-investigator) Nunn, Benjamin (Post Grad Student)
- Horizon 2020 project, addressing call *LC-SC3-RES-35-2020: Combined clean biofuel production and phytoremediation solutions from contaminated lands worldwide
- 01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2024
Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building
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