Research Output per year
I am an environmental geochemist, with an analytical chemistry background using a wide variety of techniques including but not limited to ICP, spectroscopy, SEM and XRD. Currently researching “anti-microbial resistance in the real world”, which explores the influence of historical industrial significance and its pollution-related effects on multiple-antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, and how it currently impacts public-, agricultural, and environmental health. This project includes using microbiological and geochemical analysis techniques.
Previous research includes the use of analytical chemistry and speciation methods to aid waste management, water quality and environmental issues, particularly regarding the steel industry. This includes: emission abatement, cleaning technologies and process principles including chemical environmental cycles, sustainable resource management, environmental pollution, regulatory testing, environmental impact assessment, soil science, water pollution, and inorganic chemistry.
I have been at the forefront of interdisciplinary research with my current role involving a combination of geochemical analysis with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology to understand contaminated estuarine ecosystems. This has also enabled me to develop my communication skills cross disciplinary and become proficient in microbiology and molecular biology techniques, not only with academics but also with industry and Environmental Agencies. I am keen to continue research in an interdisciplinary and energetic academic environment.
Ultimately this highlights my interest in environmental systems on a biogeochemical platform, with a focus on monitoring and remidial potential, particuarly with regards to ecosystem and human health impact.
- QD Chemistry
- Q Science (General)
- QE Geology
- GE Environmental Sciences
- soil quality
- impact assessment
- aquatic chemistry
- QR180 Immunology
- Anti-microbial Resistances
The legacy of industrial pollution in estuarine sediments: spatial and temporal variability implications for ecosystem stressRodgers, K., McLellan, I., Peshkur, T., Williams, R., Tonner, R., Knapp, C. W., Henriquez, F. L. & Hursthouse, A. S., 22 May 2019, In : Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
The potential of remedial techniques for hazard reduction of steel process by products: impact on steel processing, waste management, the environment and risk to human healthRodgers, K., McLellan, I., Cuthbert, S., Masaguer Torres, V. & Hursthouse, A., 13 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 12, 19 p., 2093.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue
Can legacy pollution influence antimicrobial resistance in estuarine sediments? the geochemical role!Rodgers, K., McLellan, I., Peshkur, T., Williams, R., Tonner, R., Hursthouse, A. S., Knapp, C. W. & Henriquez, F. L., 2 Jul 2018, p. 96-96. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Presentation
Research output: Contribution to journal › Literature review
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)
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