Short CV/Education and training

Current and previous appointments

  • Since 2004
    Professor of Land and Water Science, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

  • 2001
    Visiting Professor, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University

  • 1998
    Professor, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

  • 1996
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

  • 1990
    Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield

  • 1988
    Environmental Hydrologist, Chief Scientist’s Directorate, Nature Conservancy Council

Degrees and Fellowships

  • 2016
    Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (invited)

  • 2015
    Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh (elected)

  • 2009
    Fellow, Royal Society of Biology (elected)

  • 2006
    Fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (invited)

  • 1987
    PhD. Chemical Transformations in Drained Fen Peat, University of Bristol, UK

  • 1982
    BSc. First Class Honours Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, UK

Selected publications

  • Heathwaite, A. L. (2010) Multiple stressors on water availability at global to catchment scales: understanding human impact on nutrient cycles to protect water quality and water availability in the long term. Freshwater Biology 55: 241-257

  • Bieroza, M., Heathwaite, A. L., Mullinger, N. & Keenan, P. (2014) Understanding nutrient biogeochemistry in agricultural catchments: the challenge of appropriate monitoring frequencies. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts 16(7): 1676-1691.

  • Harris, G. P. & Heathwaite, A. L. (2012) Why is achieving good ecological outcomes in rivers so difficult? Freshwater Biology 57(1): 91-107

  • Lansdown, K., Heppell, C., Trimmer, M., Binley, A., Heathwaite, A. L., Byrne, P., Zhang, H. (2015) The interplay between transport and reaction rates as controls on nitrate attenuation in permeable, streambed sediments. J. Geophysical Research 120: doi: 10.1002/2014JG002874

  • Heppell, C. M., Heathwaite, A. L., Binley, A., Byrne, P., Ullah, S., Lansdown, K., Keenan, P., Trimmer, M. and Zhang, H. (2014) Interpreting spatial patterns in redox and coupled water-nitrogen fluxes in the streambed of a gaining river reach. Biogeochemistry 117(2-3): 491-509.

  • Oliver, D. M., van Niekerk, M., Kay, D., Heathwaite, A. L., Porter, J., Fleming, L. E., Kinzelman, J.L., Connolly, E., Cummins, A., McPhail, C., Rahman, A., Thairs, T., de Roda Husman, A. M., Hanley, N. D., Dunhill, I., Globevnik, L.,

  • Harwood, V. J., Hodgson, C. J., Lees, D. N., Nichols, G. L., Nocker, A. & 2 others (2014) Opportunities and limitations of molecular methods for quantifying microbial compliance parameters in EU bathing waters Environment International. 64: 124-128.

  • Page, T., Heathwaite, A. L., Moss, B., Reynolds, C., Beven, K. J., Pope, L. and Willows, R. (2012) Managing the impacts of nutrient enrichment in river systems: dealing with uncertainties in risk analyses. Freshwater Biology 57(1): 108-123.

  • Milledge, D. G., Lane, S. N., Heathwaite, A. L. & Reaney, S. M. (2012) A Monte Carlo approach to the inverse problem of diffuse pollution risk in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment 433: 434-449.

  • Heathwaite, A. L., Sharpley, A. N. and Gburek, W. J. (2000) A conceptual approach for integrating phosphorus and nitrogen management at watershed scales. Journal of Environmental Quality 29: 158-166

  • Lane, S. N., Reaney, S. M. and Heathwaite, A. L. (2009) Representation of landscape hydrological connectivity using a topographically-driven surface flow index. Water Resources Research 45: W08423, doi:10.1029/2008WR007336.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Current

  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) NE/G001707/1 Phosphorus dynamics in groundwater-fed rivers. Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Environment Agency HOEV112/26795 Landscape burden and storm driven delivery of E. coli from land to water in a headwater catchment (PI)

  • NERC NE/M007812/1 Visualising Pathogen & Environmental Risk (ViPER): an innovation platform to bridge science and decision-making in catchment microbial dynamics. Co-Investigator

  • NERC NE/P016332/1 Visualising Pathogen & Environmental Risk: transition to a user-ready toolkit (ViPER II). Co-Investigator

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Council, UK Natural Environment Research Council, 2012 – 2017

  • Member of Science Advisory Council, UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2011 – 2017

  • Member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council, 2012 – 2017

Media coverage

  • Scientists question worth of natural flood defence schemes

    http://www.itv.com/news/border/story/2017-03-14/scientists-question-worth-of-natural-flood-defence-schemes/

  • Holyrood's Top 25 Women in the Public Sector https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/holyroods-top-25-women-public-sector

  • Low incomes put vital technology out of farmers reach

    https://www.fginsight.com/news/low-incomes-put-vital-technology-out-of-scottish-farmers-reach-21672

  • GM crop ban risks backfiring, experts warn

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/agriculture/farming/11892217/SNPs-GM-crop-ban-risks-backfiring-experts-warn.html

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • interdisciplinary science

    expert judgement

    science into policy


Soft Skills

  • collaborative approaches to solving complex societal challenges


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