Emma Tilston, PhD,M.I. Soil Sci.
Environmental Fate Modeller and Risk Assessor
I joined Enviresearch in May 2019 as an Environmental Modeller and Risk Assessor. I perform FOCUS modelling of the fate and behaviour of plant protection products in the environment, as required for national and EU product registration and renewal.
After obtaining an ecologically-focussed degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Exeter for more than 20 years I worked as a research scientist. Initially this was in industry, during which time I obtained a PhD in the biocontrol of soil-borne plant pathogens (University of Exeter). I then continued my research career with positions in British and European higher education and research institutes, applying my expertise in environmental chemistry and microbial degradation processes to many topical issues in soil science affecting natural habitats, contaminated land, agriculture and horticulture. I have also developed new analytical methods, including the colon-extended physiologically-based extraction test for the assessment of soil-bound pollutant bioaccessibility within the human gastro-intestinal tract. I have a particular interest in applied soil science and since 2009 have been an associate editor of the journal ‘Soil Use and Management’.