Professional summary

Research Interests

  • Development and application of low-cost air sampling approaches for monitoring NH3, reactive gases (NO2, SO2, HNO3, HCl) and aerosols, and innovative air measurement methods.
    • UKCEH Passive ALPHA samplers for monitoring NH3.
    • UKCEH DELTA system for monitoring reactive gases and aerosols. 
    • Innovation project on developing an ambient NH3 gas sensor.
  • Development of air monitoring strategies and implementation, from local- (e.g. environmental impact assessments, model validation studies) to national- (e.g. UK NAMN and AGANet) and continent-scale assessments (e.g. NitroEurope DELTA network, GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub).
  • Linking air quality impacts and ecosystem effects assessment.
  • Air quality policies.

Brief CV

  • 1997–present: Environmental Chemist in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects Science Area at UKCEH Edinburgh
  • 1996-1997: Analytical Chemist, Medicines Testing Laboratory, Edinburgh.
  • 1995-1996: Teaching Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK.
  • 1995: Experimental Chemist, Zeneca FCMO, Grangemouth.
  • 1992-1993: Conservation assistant, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
  • 1991-1992: Scientific Officer, Toxicology Unit, Medical Research Council, Surrey.
  • 1987-1988: Research student, Toxicology Unit, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London (distinction awarded for placement).



  • 2020: PhD Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • 1994: MSc. Environmental Chemistry (Distinction), University of Edinburgh.
  • 1992: MRes. Medicines & Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen.
  • 1989: BSc Hons. Biochemistry with Toxicology, University of Surrey.

Panels, committees and memberships

  • 2001- present: Member of CEN/TC264/WG11 Working Group for standardization of diffusive sampling methods.
  • 2001- present: Member of BSi.