Professional summary

Heather is an experienced analytical chemist, competent in a broad range of analytical methods used in both nutrient and organic analyses in environmental samples from surface waters, ground waters, atmospheric gases, agricultural run-off, soils, and biota.

With a background in nutrient analysis, Heather moved to Organic analysis concentrating on Persistent Organic Pollutants, both extraction and instrument analysis. She was integral to setting up methods for Polymer analysis using pyrolysis and 6-PPD, a tire wear marker, both she has presented at international conferences. Heather is comfortable with instrument troubleshooting and maintenance, alongside method development to add to the scope of analytes UKCEH currently offers.