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Research interests:

I am a research environmental geochemist, with an analytical chemistry background. Currently researching “Tackling AMR in the Environment India”, which explores the influence of environmental both natural and pollution-related effects on multiple-antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, and how it currently impacts public-, agricultural, and environmental health.
With a growing interest in environmental microbiology, parasitology, molecular biology and drug discovery, this project encompasses my main research interests of multidisciplinary work to solve real world health problems.
Previous and other research areas of interest includes the use of analytical chemistry and speciation methods to aid waste management, water quality and environmental issues. This includes: emission abatement, cleaning technologies and process principles including chemical environmental cycles, sustainable resource management, environmental pollution, regulatory testing, environmental impact assessment, soil science, water pollution, and inorganic chemistry.

Career history:

Post-doctoral research fellow – University of the West of Scotland 2021 – Present
R&D Technical consultant – Leyton 2019 – 2021
Post-Doctoral researcher – University of the West of Scotland 2016 – 2019
Associate Lecturer – University of the West of Scotland 2018 – 2019

Active research projects:

Scottish India Antimicrobial resistance in the environment:
https://sites.google.com/view/scotland-india-amr-environment/home
Glasgow geomicrobiology group: https://glasgowgeomicro.net/

Recent publications:

• Humphrey, O. S. et al. (2020) “The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH): building for the future of early career researchers,” Environmental Geochemistry and Health. doi: 10.1007/s10653-020-00620-4.
• Rodgers, Kiri et al. (2019a) “Can the legacy of industrial pollution influence antimicrobial resistance in estuarine sediments?,” Environmental Chemistry Letters, 17(2), pp. 595–607. doi: 10.1007/s10311-018-0791-y.
• Rodgers, Kiri et al. (2019b) “The legacy of industrial pollution in estuarine sediments: spatial and temporal variability implications for ecosystem stress,” Environmental Geochemistry and Health. doi: 10.1007/s10653-019-00316-4.
• Rodgers, K. et al. (2019) “The potential of remedial techniques for hazard reduction of steel process by products: Impact on steel processing, waste management, the environment and risk to human health,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12). doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122093.
• Rodgers, K. J. et al. (2019) “Enhanced characterisation for the management of industrial steel processing by products: potential of sequential chemical extraction,” Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191(3). doi: 10.1007/s10661-019-7275-9.