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Liz Bailey

Lecturer in Environmental Science, Faculty of Science


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    Sutton Bonington Campus
    Sutton Bonington
    LE12 5RD
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Expertise Summary

My research focuses on the speciation and fractionation of radioisotopes and trace elements in the environment and the geochemistry of trace element deficiency/toxicity. Specific projects include (i) an investigation of the kinetics of radioisotope fixation in soils (129I, 99Tc, 235U, 84Se), (ii) iodine and selenium dynamics in soils, including projects in the UK, northern Pakistan, Somalia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Malawi (iii) the kinetics of uranium(VI) fixation on biochar, (iv) trace element behaviour in calcareous soils in Iraqi Kurdistan, (v) the lability, fractionation and origin of Pb in Egyptian soils, (vi) exposure of households to trace elements from the Kilembe copper mine and tailing sites in Western Uganda (vii) stabilization-solidification of Libyan drilling muds (viii) fate of zinc sulphide nanoparticles in soil. I co-run the departmental ICP-MS facility.

Teaching Summary

I teach several courses including:

  • Global Environmental Processes (convenor)
  • Environmental Geoscience (convenor)
  • Soil and Water Science
  • Environmental Pollution: Fate, Impact and Remediation
  • Dissertation in Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science Research Project
  • MSci Research Project

Selected Publications

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University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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