School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
1984-1987 BSc. Combined Honours Chemistry with Biology.
CNAA degree. First Class June 1987.
Undergraduate project title: Glutathione Peroxidase levels in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
1987-1991 PhD entitled "Reactive gases in Electrothermal Atomisation Atomic Absorption Spectrometry" August 1991.
Collaborating body: Philips Scientific. Cambridge.
2006 Qualified as an auditor / lead auditor for ISO 9001 accreditation
Roles on external bodies
Member of ASU, 1993 – present
Executive member of the ASU Board 2002 - 2012
Royal Society of Chemistry, Analytical Division, Atomic Spectroscopy Group, Committee member 2001 – 2003.
Secretary of the Atomic Spectroscopy Group, RSC 2003 – present.
Referee for many International journals
The analytical techniques of atomic spectrometry (FAAS, ETAAS, ICP-OES and ICP-MS) are taught on a regular basis to the undergraduate project students and to masters students as well as during practical classes. Similarly, chromatography coupled with atomic spectrometric detection and the theory behind speciation analysis is also taught.
Analytical chemistry, especially advanced instrumental techniques such as atomic spectroscopy (FAAS, ETAAS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS, AFS and the coupling of hydride generation to these techniques). In addition, speciation analysis involving the coupling of chromatography (HPLC and GC) to the atomic spectrometric detectors, is also a research interest.
Sample types are typically environmental or biological.
Publications in Refereed Journals
Asymmetric effects of contaminant exposure during asymmetric contests in the hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus. SJ White, RK Pipe, A Fisher and M Briffa. Animal Behaviour. 2013, 86 773-781
Relative sensitivity of two marine bivalves for detection of genotoxic and cytotoxic effects: a field assessment in the Tamar Estuary, South West England. LJ Dallas, VV Cheung, AS Fisher and AN Jha. Env. Monitor. Assess., 2013, 185, 3397-3412
Growth performance and starch utilization in common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) in response to dietary chromium chloride supplementation. AR Ahmed, AJ Moody, A Fisher and SJ Davies. J. Trace Elements Med. Biol., 2013, 27, 45-51.
Metallic nanoparticle enrichment at low temperature, shallow CO2 seeps in Southern Italy. E kadar, A Fisher, B Stolpe, RM Harrison, F Parello and J Lead. Marine Chemistry, 2012, 140, 24-32.
Atomic spectrometry update. Industrial analysis: metals, chemicals and advanced materials. S Carter, AS Fisher, MW Hinds and S Lancaster. J. Anal.At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 2003-2053.
Modified Silica Gels and Their Use for the Preconcentration of Trace Elements. D Kara and A Fisher. Sep and Purif. Reviews. 2012, 41, 267-317.
Atomic Spectometry Update. Industrial Analysis: metals, chemicals and advanced materials. Simon Carter, Andy S. Fisher, Phill S. Goodall, Michael W. Hinds, Steve Lancaster and Sian Shore. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2319-2372.
Determination of rare earth elements in seawater by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with off-line column preconcentration using 2,6-diacetylpyridine functionalised Amberlite XAD-4.
Karadas C, Kara D, Fisher, A., Anal. Chim. Acta, 2011, 689, 184-189.
Selenium in water enhances antioxidant stress and protects against copper induced DNA damage in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis.Trevisan R, Mello DF, Fisher, A.S., Schuwerack, P.M., Dafre, A.L. and Moody, A.J., Aquatic Toxicilogy, 2011, 101, 64-71.
Atomic Spectometry Update. Industrial Analysis: metals, chemicals and advanced materials. Simon Carter, Andy S. Fisher, Phill S. Goodall, Michael W. Hinds, Steve Lancaster and Sian Shore. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25, 1808-1858.
Atomic Sectrometry Updates: A 25 -year retrospective. Owen Butler, Hywel Evans, Andy Fisher, Steve Hill, Chris Harrington, Andrew Taylor, Margaret West and Andrew Ellis. J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25, 1546-1566.
Determination of gallium at trace levels using a spectrofluorimetric method in synthetic U-Ga and Ga-As solutions. Kara, D., Fisher, A., Foulkes, M., and Hill, S.J., Spectrochim. Acta – part A, Molecular and Biomolecular spectroscopy, 2010, 75, 361 – 365.
Uptake and Biological Responses to nano-Fe versus soluble FeCl3 in excised mussel. Kadar, E., Lowe, D.M., Sole, M., Fisher, A.S., Jha, A.N., Readman, J.W. and Hutchinson, T.H. Anal. and Bioanal. Chem., 2010, 396, 657 - 666.
Supra-nutritional dietary intake of selenite and selenium yeast in normal and stressed rainbow trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss): implications on selenium status and health responses. Rider, S.A., Davies, S.J., Jha, A.N., Fisher, A., Knight, J. and Sweetman, J.W., Aquaculture, 2009, 295, 282 - 291.
Atomic Spectrometry Update. Industrial analysis: metals, chemicals and advanced materials. Carter, S., Fisher, A.S., Goodall, P.S., Hinds, M.W., Lancaster, S. and Shore, S., J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24, 1599 - 1656.
Determination of trace heavy metals in soils and sediments by atomic spectrometry following preconcentration with Schiff bases on Amberlite XAD-4. Kara, D., Fisher, A. and Hill, S.J., J. Hazard. Mater., 2009, 165, 1165 - 1169.
Atomic Spectrometry Update. Industrial Analysis; Charlton, B.S., Fisher, A.S., Goodall, P.S., Hinds, M.W., Lancaster, S. and Shore, S., J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23(12), 1636 - 1692.
Flow Injection Determination of Aluminium by Spectrofluorimetric detection after Complexation with N-o-vanillidine-2-amino-p-cresol. The Application to Natural Waters. Kara, D., Fisher, A. and Hill, S.J., Anal. Chim. Acta, 2008, 611, 62-67.
Books / Book Chapters
The Encyclopedia of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 5 "Elemental and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry". Eds. Diane Beauchemin and Dwight E. Matthews. Chapter 1, Pages 96 - 102. Elsevier. 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-08-043804-7.
Chapter 3. ‘Basic Concepts and Instrumentation for Plasma Spectrometry'; Steve J. Hill, Andrew Fisher and Michael Foulkes in ‘ICP Spectrometry and its Applications’. Second edition; Ed. S.J. Hill, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, (2006)
Chapter 7. 'Alternative and Mixed Gas Plasmas' Andrew Fisher and Steve J. Hill, in 'ICP Spectrometry and its Applications’. Second edition; Ed. S.J. Hill, Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, (2006)
Sample Introduction” in “Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry handbook”, ed. S. Nelms, Blackwell Publishing, 2005