Biosolids Seminar Series - 19 April 2023 Presentation from Dr Laura Carter, University of Leeds

Author Editor
Date April 2022

We were delighted to have the opportunity to include a presentation by Dr Laura Carter from the University of Leeds in our Seminar series during her recent visit to RMIT,  hosted by EPA Victoria.

Laura spoke on ‘The fate of pharmaceuticals in agro-ecosystems’.

Dr Laura Carter is an Associate Professor in Soil and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Leeds. Laura was appointed to the University of Leeds in 2018 as a University Academic Fellow under the ‘250 great minds’ initiative, a five-year development programme for promising early career scientists.

Laura’s research focuses on understanding the risks of emerging contaminants in the natural environment, with particular interests in chemical fate in soil-plant systems, the role of the environment in the development of antimicrobial resistance, and sub-lethal effects of pollutants on soil and plant health. Laura has secured grant income > £3 million and includes a prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to investigate the risks of pharmaceuticals in agricultural systems, following land application of sludges and wastewater.

In 2019 Laura was acknowledged as an Emerging Investigator, by the Royal Society of Chemistry publication, Environmental Science Processes and Impacts. For her work on pharmaceuticals in the environment, Laura has also been appointed as an Editorial Board Member for the journal Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology and elected as a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) UK steering committee.

Most recently, Laura has been appointed to the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC) to advise Defra on how to protect the environment, and human health via the environment, from potentially hazardous substances.

Our recording of Laura’s presentation can be found on our Partners & Friends Sharepoint: 3 – Dr Laura Carter – The fate of pharmaceuticals in agro-ecosystems

Our thanks for a great presentation!