Scott Hawley, PhD
Environmental Modeller and Risk Assessor
My primary technical work at Enviresearch involves environmental fate assessments of active substances in the EU regulatory context. This includes all the standard FOCUS and member states calculations and extends to higher tier refinements. I have a special interest in the implementation of large data sets, including geospatial data, within the risk assessment framework. The most recent EU draft ecotoxicity guidance documents (soil organisms, NTAs and bees) are all bullish on the need for landscape scale risk calculations covering multiple temporal windows. This need can only be met via both the development of new geospatially parameters modelling tools and a detailed understanding of how to interpret the associated very large and complex data outputs. Bridging the gap between current practices and the aspiration statements made in the draft guidance documents will require significant expert support, and I work to make sure Enviresearch is equipped to offer that support.
I have a background in biogeochemistry and have worked on projects ranging from tracing carbon cycling in soils to quantifying the fate and behavior of iron in rivers. I completed my PhD Durham University as part of the EU MetTrans project looking at the fate and behaviour of metals in the environment. I also have a BS in Geology, Chemistry and Marine Science from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.