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Jonathan is an environmental geoscientist, researching the ways in which human activity affects the physical environment and trying to find solutions to the ways in which the physical environment affects human activity. He joined the Department of the Natural and Built Environment in January 2017.

Jonathan graduated from University College London with an MSci in Planetary Sciences, before completing first an MSc in Environmental Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, and then a PhD in Environmental Engineering at The University of Sheffield.

After completing a PhD Jonathan worked in the Kroto Research Institute as a postdoctoral scientist and early-career research fellow, on projects related to weathering of minerals by plant-symbiont fungi. He also extended his research on environmental nanoparticles. Jonathan joined the Centre for Engineering Sustainability at the University of Liverpool in 2012 as a Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, before returning to Sheffield in 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography here at Sheffield Hallam.


  • Particulate Contaminants
  • Catchment Management
  • Flood Modelling
  • Wastewater Filtration
  • Urban Drainage
  • Biomineralisation
  • Corrosion of construction materials

Notable Media Coverage: 

The Conversation (November 2018)

Flash flooding in Jordan: sirens and evacuation plans are no substitute for education and communication



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