Dr Alison Turner

Dr Alison Turner

Lecturer in Chemistry and Environmental Geochemistry (Education)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


Lecturer in Chemistry and Environmental Geochemistry


FHEA (2017) Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

PGCAP (2017) Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice 

PhD (2011) Environmental Geochemistry. Diffuse Mine Water Pollution - Quantification and Risk Assessment in the Tamar Catchment. University of Plymouth.

MSc (2006) Environmental Geochemistry. University of Leeds.

BSc Hons (2002) Chemistry with Diploma in Industrial Studies. Loughborough University. 

Professional membership

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry 

Member of the International Mine Water Association

Roles on external bodies

Executive council member of International Mine Water Association (IMWA). Treasurer 2017-2020. 

Teaching interests

General foundation level chemistry (all aspects)
Environmental science
Environmental chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Aqueous geochemistry
Science communication and communication skills.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Research interests

Mine water pollution monitoring, management and remediation 

Contaminant fate and transport

Environmental risk assessment

Spatial analysis