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I am a microbiologist with research interests in environmental microbiology. My primary interests are microbial remediation of xenobiotic-contaminated land, microbial bioleaching of Critical Raw Materials from WEEE and the control of microbial growth and colonisation in the built environment. Recently supervised projects include studies on the development and application of rapid methods for quantification and cultivation of methanogens in bio-methane producing fermenters, biological extraction of valuable metals from waste printed circuit boards and tantalum capacitor scrap and the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide for infection control and management in healthcare settings.

Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Bioremedition of organic contaminants (e.g. polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons) in soil systems
  • Bioleaching of metals from WEEE
  • Control of microorganisms in the built environment (e.g. healthcare settings)

Current research activities

  • Director of Studies for PhD project (Understanding the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide for infection control and management in the healthcare setting)

Desired research direction

Environmental microbiology with an emphasis on infection control and remediation/recovery of xenobiotics from the environment.


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Mycology
  • Bacteriology


Target collaborative companies

Touchless Innovation Ltd


Environmental Remediation and Reclamation Companies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

External Examiner , Glasgow Caledonian University

27 Feb 2019 → …


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