PhD Research Student
Joanna originally completed an English degree at the University of Exeter in 2004. Subsequently she worked in insurance administration in London. It was then that she decided to undertake a BSc in Molecular Science at the Open University, eventually obtaining a first-class honours degree. Following this she was accepted at the University of Loughborough to study for an MSc in Pharmaceutical Science in Medicinal Chemistry. She graduated with a distinction and placed first in the year. She was then offered and accepted a place to study for a PhD at the University.
- Speciation and migration of radionuclide in the surface environment.
- Interaction of radionuclides with humics.
Lo-RISE (LOng-lived Radionuclides In the Surface Environment).
The Lo-RISE project aims to investigate the speciation and migration of selected long-lived radionuclides in the surface environment. The project will cover aspects of soil/sediment transport as well as transfer to biota. Loughborough are undertaking work at three UK based natural analogue sites in conjunction with more conventional laboratory based work in order to further our understanding of the behaviour of key radionuclides under different environmental conditions.