Previous group members

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr Tom Watkinson

Research Associate (2017-19)

Project title: Protein biomarkers for the monitoring of community-wide public health via analysis of wastewater

Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council

Project: Developing Resilient Nations – Towards a Public Heath Early Warning System via Urban Water Profiling (ReNEW) EP/P028403/1

Dr Luigi Lopardo

Research Associate (2017-18)

Visiting Researcher (2018-19)

Project tile: Community-wide exposure routes and risks from environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals

Funder: Leverhulme Trust Project No: RPG-2013-297 (project details)


Dr Erika Castrignanò

Research Associate (2016-18)

Visiting Researcher (2018-19)

Project tile: Impact of stereochemistry of antimicrobial agents on their environmental fate, biological potency and the emergence of resistance

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Project No: NE/N019261/1 (project details)


Dr María Dolores Camacho-Muñoz

Marie Curie Postdoctoral IEF Fellow (2014-16)

Project tile: Chiral veterinary medicines in the environment

Funder: European Commission, Marie Curie Actions

Project No: 629015 (project details)


Dr Bruce Petrie

Research Officer in Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2013-16)

Project tile: Holistic Approaches to Sustainable Water Supply

Funder: Engineering and Physical Research Council IAA and Wessex Water Partnership Development Award


Dr Axel Rydevik

Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2014-16)

Project tile: Urban water profiling for community-wide human exposure assessment from environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals in personal care and consumer products

Funder: Leverhulme Trust

Project No: RPG-2013-297 (project details)


Dr Zhugen Yang

Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in Biosensors (2013-15)

Project tile: Multichannel biosensors for human biomarkers (in collaboration with Prof Ch. Frost and Dr P. Estrela)

Funder: European Commission, Marie Curie Actions

Project No: 317205 (project details)


Dr John Bagnall

Postdoctoral researcher (2011-12)

Project tile: Enantioselective occurrence and fate of chiral drugs in the environment

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Project No: NE/I000534/1 (project details)




PhD students

Dr Jack Rice

PhD student (2014-18)

Project tile: Quantitative proteomics in molecular diagnostics of public health: the quest for biomarkers of infectious disease

Funder: University of Bath and Engineering and Physical Sciences research Council


Dr Kathryn Proctor

PhD student (2014-18)

Project tile: Life-cycle of medicinal products in urban water: new (bio)analytical approaches and environmental risk assessment

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Project No: NE/L009579/1 (project details)


Dr Luigi Lopardo

PhD student (2014-17)

Project tile: Community-wide exposure routes and risks from environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals

Funder: Leverhulme Trust Project No: RPG-2013-297 (project details)


Dr Erika Castrignanò

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Environmental Sciences (2013-16)

Project tile: Enantiomeric profiling of chiral biomarkers

Funder: European Commission, Marie Curie Actions

Project No: 317205 (project details)


Dr Sian Evans

PhD student (2011-14)

Project tile: Stereoselective degradation of chiral drugs during wastewater treatment

Funder: Engineering and Physical Research Council

Project No: EP/I038608/1 (project details)


Dr Grace Lewis

PhD student (2011-14)

Project tile: Low cost junction sensors for water quality monitoring (in collaboration with Prof Frank Marken)

Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Project No: NE/I019456/1 (project details)


Dr Amir Ikhlaq

PhD student, University of Huddersfield (2008-2011)

Project tile: Catalytic ozonation for the removal of anthropogenic organic contaminants in water


Dr David Baker

PhD student, University of Huddersfield (2008-2011)

Project tile: Analysis of drugs of abuse in the environment by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry – state of the environment and drug use assessment at the community level




MRes students

Oriol Escursell

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical technologies (2017)

The quantification of whey protein fractions from casein fractions in microfiltered pasteurised skimmed milk with Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Dr Michael Bird— 2nd MRes project

Vicky De Groof

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical technologies (2017)

Project title: The fate of micropollutants in anaerobic digestion with Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Dr Marta Coma

Garyfalia Zoumpouli

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical technologies (2017)

Project title: Transformation of pharmacologically active compounds in natural engineered water treatment simulating microcosms with Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Dr Jannis Wenk

Natalie Sims

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical technologies (2017)

Project 1: Medicinal products in the environment: novel strategies reducing environmental exposure with Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Dr Tom Arnot.
Project 2: Sustainable treatment processes for the removal of pharmacologically active compounds from water with Dr Tom Arnot, Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Professor Rod Scott

Daniel Scott

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (2016)

Project title: Transformation mechanisms of antibiotics in the environment and their impact on evolution of antimicrobial resistance (in collaboration with Professor Ed Feil)


Barbara Mielcarek

MRes student, Chemistry (2016)

Project tile: Separation of chiral pharmaceuticals on cyclodextrins using chiral chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry


Shawn Rood

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (2015)

Project title: Sustainable treatment processes for the removal of pharmacologically active compounds from water (in collaboration with Dr Tom Arnot and Professor Rod Scott)


Martha Easton

MRes student, Chemistry (2011/12)

Project title: Enantiomeric separation of chiral environmental pollutants in water using Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectrometry


Evangelia Tzelepi

MRes student, Chemistry (2010/11)

Project title: Quadrupole time-of-flight spectrometry in the quantitive analysis of micropollutants


Dr Anyela Ramirez Canon

MRes student, Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (2010)

Project title: Detection of micro-pollutants in water (in collaboration with Dr Tom Arnot)




Undergraduate students

Eric Pinto

(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (2019-20)

Kathie Coverley Naylor

MChem student, Chemistry with Study Year Abroad (2019-20)

Joseph Tulley

BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (2019-20)


Amy Williams

MChemFT student, Chemistry (2018-19)


Kieran O’Daly

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2018-19)


Stan Morris

BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (2018-19)


Mathias Berlinger

BSci Student, Chemistry (2018)

Erasmus student, Vienna University of Technology


Dominic Macias

MChemFT student, Chemistry (2017-18)

Project title:


Stuart Roberts

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2017-18)

Project title:


Sarah Hodgen

BSc student, Natural Sciences (2017-18)

Project title: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Aquatic Environment


Andrew Kannan

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2016-17)

Project tile: Understanding AMR: antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in the aquatic environment


David Adams

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2016-17)

Project tile: Identification of new metabolic biomarkers of human exposure to endocrine disruptors in personal care products


Luke Lloyd

Natural Sciences student, Chemistry (2016-17)

Project tile: Stereoselective Fate and Toxicity of Chiral Drugs in the Environment


Ben Smith

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2015-16)

Project tile: Development of multi-residue methods for the analysis of pharmaceuticals in plants


Andrew Cummins

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2015-16)

Project tile: In vitro transformation of endocrine disruptors in human liver


James Nicholas

MSci student, Natural Sciences (2015-16)

Project tile: Removal of pharmacologically active compounds from water using algal beds


Kathryn Proctor

MChemFT student, Chemistry (2013-14)

Project tile: Development of methods for the analysis of biomarkers of infection in urban water


Jack Rice

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2013-14)

Project tile: Stereoselective fate and toxicity of ephedrines in river microcosms


Beth Humphrey

BSc student, Natural Sciences (2012-13)

Project title: Enantioselective toxicity of chiral drugs to Daphnia magna


Bethan Rhodes

MSci student, Natural Sciences (2012-13)

Project title: Enantioselective effects of chiral drugs to Tetrahymena thermophile and Selenastrum capricornutum


Paul Davies

MChemFT student, Chemistry (2011-12)

Project tile: Development of a novel and robust method for the enantiomeric extraction of chiral pharmaceutical and illicit drugs from solid matrices by microwave-assisted-extraction and liquid chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry


Matthew Wort

MChemIT student, Chemistry (2010-11)

Project tile: Enantiomeric analysis of pharmaceuticals in river water by chiral liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry




Visiting students

Idera Ayodeji Fabunmi

Visiting PhD student from University of Lagos, Nigeria  (2018)


Yizhe Zhang

Visiting PhD student from Tsingua University, China  (2018)


Edward Archer

Visiting PhD student form Department of Microbiology, Stellenbosch University (2015-2017)


Ana Causanilles Llanes

Visiting PhD student form KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Netherlands (May 2015 – June 2015)


Dr Nikolaos Rousis

Visiting PhD student form Istituto Di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Italy (October 2014 – November 2014)


Dr María Jesús Andrés-Costa

Visiting PhD student form Faculty of Farmacy, University of Valencia, Spain (September 2014 – March 2015)

Project title: Stereoselective transformation and effects of fluoxetine in river microcosms


Dr Nicola Mastroianni

Visiting PhD student form the Institute for Environmental Assessment and Water Research, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain (September-December 2014)

Project title: Stroreoselective transformation of illicit drugs during wastewater treatment


Dr Marie Mardal

Visiting PhD student form Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology Saarland University, Germany (July 2014)


Dr Pablo Vazquez-Roig

Visiting PhD student form Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Spain (May-July 2012)

Project title: Analysis of amphetamines in wastewater with the usage of chiral chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry


Dr Rebeca López Serna

Visiting PhD student from Department of Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain (Feb-May 2012)

Project tile: Multi-residue enantiomeric analysis of pharmaceuticals and their active transformation products in the Guadalquivir River basin (South Spain) by chiral liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry

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