Projects per year
Christine Davidson's research is in the area of environmental analytical chemistry, especially the development of new analytical methods to assess risk to human health and the environment from priority pollutants either directly or through the food chain. Recent studies have focused on chemical speciation analysis of potentially toxic elements (e.g. As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sn, Zn); the study of urban soils and inhalable airborne particles, contaminated land, sediments and waters; and on development of simple colorimetric methods for carrying out analysis in the field. She also works on persistent organic pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Academic / Professional qualifications
Christine Davidson recevied her BSc (Hons, 1st class) from the University of Glasgow in 1983 and then moved to the Department of Physics and Astronomy to carry out a PhD in laser ionisation spectroscopy. She had two postdoctoral appointments, the first at the State University of Utrecht, Netherlands, where she worked on accelerator mass spectrometry, and the second at the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre, studying natural analogues for nuclear waste repositories. Christine was appointed to the staff at the University of Strathclyde in 1989 and promoted to senior lecturer in 1999.
Davidson, C. M., Cavoura, O. & Mertz-Kraus, R., 1 Jan 2020, In: Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 35, 1, p. 9-53 45 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)2 Downloads (Pure)
How safe is your playground? Analyzing soil in Scottish schools through a university outreach projectWillison, D., Davidson, C. M. & Scott, F., 8 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Chemical Education. 97, 12, p. 4321-4329 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
School Resources For: How Safe is Your Playground? Analysing Soil in Scottish Schools Through a University Outreach Project
Docherty, J. A. (Creator), Mabbott, S. (Contributor), Smith, W. E. (Contributor), Reglinski, J. (Contributor), Davidson, C. (Contributor), Faulds, K. (Supervisor) & Graham, D. (Supervisor), University of Strathclyde, 20 Apr 2017
An assessment of the viability of organic waste amendments and Phalaris arundinacea for the phytostabilisation of historic metal mine sites14 Feb 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Christine Davidson (Participant)2 Jul 2018 → 4 Jul 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference