Professional summary

Alex is a Research Chemist working in the Analytical Chemistry group at UKCEH Lancaster, with a particular focus on organic environmental contaminants.

His background is in the analysis of plastics (e.g. microplastics) and plastic additives (e.g. plasticisers) in the environment. Past work has involved the investigation of the sources, occurrence and environmental fate of "old" (legacy) and "new" (emerging) plasticisers, with a particular focus on their levels in UK soils and sediments. He has experience in developing targeted methods to measure the concentrations of a range of organic contaminants in the environment, such as brominated flame retardants and pyrethroid pesticides.