Professional summary

Christine obtained a BA (Hons.) in Metallurgy and Material Science from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Analytical Environmental Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen. She then worked for the Defence Evaluation Research Agency (DERA) for several years before moving to North America to study.

Christine's PhD investigated phase transitions of atmospheric particles (aerosol) in the upper troposphere and undertook one of the first studies to investigate the effect of organic acids on aerosol properties. Christine studied at the University of Chicago and obtained her degree with Prof. Jon Abbatt at the University of Toronto.

In 2004 Christine moved to the University of Cambridge and worked on several projects in the Centre for Atmospheric Science, with a focus on heterogeneous chemistry on sea salt aerosol and in volcano plumes. 

Christine joined the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in 2008, working on field and laboratory experiments primarily focussed on understanding air pollution from agriculture and urban areas, their impacts on ecosystems and approaches to mitigate and minimise emissions. She continued to develop expertise in measurement techniques and standard development to ensure data quality. From 2009 until 2022 Christine coordinated and led the UK Eutrophying and Acidifying Atmospheric Pollutant networks comprising the four UK rural air quality networks and the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) Supersites.

In 2013 Christine became a Group Leader and has managed many research projects, small and large. The Atmospheric Composition Change group undertakes field science and logistics, analytical chemistry, data science and original research with a particular focus on atmospheric ammonia and its ecosystem effects. 

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