Alison Turner

Academic profile

Dr Alison Turner

Lecturer in Chemistry and Environmental Geochemistry (Education)
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Alison's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 06: SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 12: SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

About Alison

  • Lecturer in Chemistry and Environmental Geochemistry
  • Programme Leader for MSc Environmental Geochemistry 
  • Employability Lead for Environmental Sciences 
Specialist in mining geochemistry and mine waste management projects including solid phase and water quality analysis. 
I have extensive industry experience (> 10 years experience in the environmental consultancy sector) and a focus on enhancing industrial-academic collaborations.
I am a teaching-based academic by contract with a passion for learning. Happy to contribute expertise to research projects or nurture collaborations. 

Supervised Research Degrees

Final year and MSc dissertation supervisor across Environmental Geochemistry, Chemistry and Environmental Science 


Environmental geochemistryGeneral foundation level chemistry (all aspects)
Environmental science
Environmental chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry 
Aqueous geochemistry
Science communication and communication skills. 
Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Hydrology and surface water management
Contaminated land
Mine closure studies

Contact Alison

B516 Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA