Jo Dawson

Dr. Jo Dawson

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Kirkham Building, KM122

+44 (0) 1772 89 3962


PhD School of Geography, University of Leeds (1997).

MSc Soil Science, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (1993).

BA(Hons) Geography, University of Northumbria (1992).


Dawson, E.J. & Macklin, M.G. (1998). ‘Speciation of heavy metals in floodplain & flood sediments: a reconnaissance survey of the Aire Valley, West Yorkshire, UK’. Environmental Geochemistry & Health, 20 (2), pp67-76.


Fluvial geomorphology, particularly sediment & contaminant fluxes in river systems.

Environmental geochemistry & heavy metal pollution.

Soil degradation & contamination.

Acid mine drainage & impacts on river systems.


The effects of extreme hydrological events on sediment contaminate movement in the River Swale, North Yorkshire.


Fellow, Royal Geographical Society with The Institute of British Geographers.

Member, Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health.

Member, the Institute of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Physical geography (including soil science, geomorphology, earth science and hydrology).

Environmental pollution of rivers, soils, sediments (sources, effects, monitoring, modelling, control, prevention and remediation).

Environmental geochemistry and health.

Study skills and quantitative techniques in geography.