I have 13 years’ experience in environmental geochemistry and water management consulting for the mining industry. My expertise spans from initial waste material classification for acid rock drainage (ARD) studies to geochemistry modelling and the conceptualisation of hydro(geo)logical and geochemical systems.
Project involvement covers PFS/DFS, ESIAs, risk assessments, due diligence, and closure planning. I enjoy the complex and multidisciplinary nature of mine site challenges and feels lucky to have travelled and completed on-site work across numerous countries including UK, Ireland, Macedonia, Mali, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Chile and Colombia.
I helped to design and lead the onsite field trials for a novel water treatment approach at a historical mine site in Wales and I'm involved in MEMs water treatment innovation.
I have presented at several conferences on various topics, including interpreting and scaling laboratory and field scale geochemical tests.
Outside of work I can often be found chasing friends up and down hills on bikes or foot in the rain, punctuated by cake or pub stops to warm up, with some occasional open water swimming thrown in during the summer. I volunteer at a local rewilding project, which is the excuse I use for ignoring the wildness of my own garden. And I am hoping to re-start some STEM activities at local schools post-covid!