My career in environmental science started during my PhD from the University of Edinburgh, funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, quantifying the carbon and nutrient losses from building windfarms on peatland.
Throughout my 10 years’ experience in environmental research and consultancy, I have worked on a variety of projects, including taking on a project management role at the “soil hospital” at the London 2012 Olympic Park to diagnose, treat and reutilise over 800,000m3 of contaminated soil.
At CampbellReith I work within a team and mentor graduates, taking a technical lead in updating our human health and controlled waters risk assessment procedures. I have many proud achievements here at CampbellReith, including creating a database of chemical parameters that can be interrogated for environmental fate modelling and reducing the need for unsustainable dig and dump on many projects.
I enjoy piecing together a site’s history, geology, hydrogeology with ground investigation information, to better understand source-pathway-receptor pollutant linkages – and how best to break them. My most significant project in this role was at a former gas work where I supervised site investigation to examine the extent of contamination and to specify remediation to reduce the pollutant linkages between the site and adjacent River Chelmer.
Outside of engineering
I enjoy walking in the woods, the coast in Kent or visiting the great parks and museums of London with my girls.