Rupert Mr Rupert Goddard

Rupert Mr Rupert Goddard

Teaching and Support Assistant

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



ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PhD: Investigating the impact of a dairy processing plant on a river catchment. Particularly interested in water chemistry and the interaction with freshwater invertebrates and diatoms.


BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Plymouth

Chartered Management Institute, Level 4 Introductory Diploma in Management, Coventry University              City and Guilds, Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Cornwall College

Professional membership

British Society of Soil Science

Freshwater Biological Association

British Ecological Society

British Phycological Society

Roles on external bodies

British Society of Soil Science - Early careers Committee

British Society of Soil Science - South West Soils Discussion Group Committee Member



Teaching interests

Supporting undergraduate practical sessions in chemistry, geography and environmental science, particularly related to soil digests, water quality and freshwater invertebrate identification.



Research interests


Freshwater invertebrates and diatoms
Water quality

Sediment finger printing
Plastics in soil



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Goddard R, Gardner MJ, Hutchinson TH, Lunt P, Pearson HBC, Tappin A, Schofield HK, Attfield T, Worsfold P & Comber S (2020) 'Physico-chemical factors controlling the speciation of phosphorus in English and Welsh rivers' Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts , DOI Open access
Blake WH, Boeckx P, Stock BC, Smith HG, Bodé S, Upadhayay HR, Gaspar L, Goddard R, Lennard AT & Lizaga I (2018) 'A deconvolutional Bayesian mixing model approach for river basin sediment source apportionment' Scientific Reports 8, (1) 0-0 Author Site , DOI Open access
Burns EE, Comber S, Blake W, Goddard R & Couldrick L (2015) 'Determining riverine sediment storage mechanisms of biologically reactive phosphorus in situ using DGT' Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, (13) 9816-9828 , DOI Open access


Conferences organised

British Society of Soil Science Early Careers conference, Gathertown (remote platform), September 2021.

British Society of Soil Science Early Careers conference, University of Lancaster, September 2018.