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Area of academic expertise - outline

I am now in my fourth year of academia and before that I worked in 3rd Sector organisations and environmental regulators and have 8 years environmental policy experience working with national and local government, regulators and the private sector in the fields of air quality, land quality and noise.

My primary area of interest is the impacts environmental pollution but in particular air pollution and soil contamination.  I have recently been involved in projects which have focussed on odour emissions from waste water treatment works, the impact of noise from marine renewable energy on marine invertebrates (with biology and engineering colleagues) and the treatment of manganese contamination in water systems.  In my research I use various analytical measurement techniques such as ICP-AES, ICP-MS, Graphite Furnace-AAS, Flame-AAS, HPLC and LC-MS.

My teaching remit includes Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching on the Physical Sciences programme (Chemistry and Forensic Science) and the Safety, Health and Environment programme.  I am the Programme Leader for the MSc Waste and Resource Management.  Modules I co-ordinate (and teach on) include Analytical Chemistry (Lvl 9), Chemical Laboratory Techniques (Lvl 8), Safety, Health and Environmental Protection (Lvl 9), Principles of Sustainability (Lvl 11), Waste Management (Lvl 11) and Pollution Control (Lvl 11). 

In September 2018 I was made Programme Leader for the MSc Waste and Resource Management programme.

Current research activities

My current research includes (i) working with local authorities monitoring air quality using low cost, portable monitors in urban environments, (ii) legacy pollution in estuarine sediments and their potential influence on antimicrobial resistance and most recently (iii) links between air quality and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

My PhD students researching (i) particulate matter and COPD (ii) carbon emissions within the public sector, (iii) waste to product recycling and re-use and (iv) quality management in the oil industry and links to policy

Desired research direction

I am interested to develop ‘ecosystem services approach’ and ‘resilience’ as part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary approach within the University and wider external research community.  Taking this approach I would wish to translate my experience with POPs and agroforestry management techniques in Mediterranean ecosystems to different forestry systems.

Target collaborative organisations

Private sector companies interested in contamination and air quality, and systems approaches.

External positions

Trustee, Environmental Protection Scotland

1 Aug 2015 → …

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Analytical
  • ICP
  • Environmental
  • Soil
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • Potentially Toxic Elements
  • air pollution
  • QE Geology
  • SD Forestry

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estuarine sediment Earth & Environmental Sciences
pollution Earth & Environmental Sciences
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waste management Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Medicine & Life Sciences
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Pollution Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 2007 2019

estuarine sediment
Microbiota
Ecosystems
Ecosystem
Sediments
3 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Waste Management
Steel
Waste management
Sewage
waste management
Poisons
Toxicity
copper
toxicity
Copper
pollution policy
health policy
atmospheric pollution
particulate matter
air

Prizes

Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Iain McLellan (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS)

Iain McLellan (Recipient), 1 Jul 2005

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Iain McLellan (Recipient), Jan 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

Genes of past, present and future: does legacy pollution contribute to antibiotic resistance in industrialised estuaries?

Kiri Rodgers (Recipient), Andrew Hursthouse (Recipient), Iain McLellan (Recipient), Fiona Henriquez (Recipient), Roderick Williams (Recipient), Rebecca Tonner (Recipient), Tatyana Peshkur (Recipient) & Charles Knapp (Recipient), 27 Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Estuaries
Posters
Microbial Drug Resistance
Genes

Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (MIEnvSc)

Iain McLellan (Recipient), Oct 2015

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2009 2019

Resource Exploitation And Environmental Impact: Addressing Rebound Effects From China’s Rapid Industrial Expansion

Andrew Hursthouse (Speaker), Zhenghua Wang (Speaker), Bozhi Ren (Speaker), Iain McLellan (Speaker), Simon Cuthbert (Speaker), Na Song (Speaker)
3 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Brownfield Land Scotland 2019

Iain McLellan (Chair)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

BREATH Annual Conference

John Lockhart (Member of programme committee), Gary Litherland (Invited speaker), Anne Crilly (Invited speaker), Carl Goodyear (Invited speaker), Iain McLellan (Invited speaker), Craig Williams (Invited speaker), William MacKay (Invited speaker), Andrew MacKenzie (Invited speaker), Joanna Brzeszczynska (Invited speaker), Lynette Dunning (Invited speaker), Carly Woods (Invited speaker), Mari Bailo (Invited speaker), Mark Thomas (Invited speaker), Kirsty McCallum (Invited speaker), Kimberly Black (Invited speaker), Fawziye Tarhini (Invited speaker), Bryn Short (Invited speaker)
19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

How to use environmental data responsibly

Iain McLellan (Chair), Andrew Hursthouse (Chair)
8 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Meeting with BREATH partners for Queen's University Belfast

John Lockhart (Host), Anne Crilly (Participant), Gary Litherland (Participant), Andrew MacKenzie (Participant), Lorraine Martin (Visitor), Iain McLellan (Participant), Andisheh Bakhshi (Participant)
27 Feb 2018

Activity: Other

Press / Media

Health Gong for Uni Link

John Lockhart, Gary Litherland, Anne Crilly, Iain McLellan, Andrew Hursthouse & Carl Goodyear

22/01/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Profiles

public sector
fossil fuel
carbon
carbon footprint
climate change

Na Song

Person: Doctor of Philosophy

Mineral resources
Poisons
Adsorbents
Minerals
China