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Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in April 2014 as a Senior Lecturer. I am a microbiologist and radiochemist with extensive experience of research into microbial interactions with radionuclides and metals, working at the interface between microbiology and analytical & radio-chemistry.

My research is mainly focused on understanding how microorganisms can affect the chemistry and transport of radionuclides in the environment. These microbial effects can be exploited to develop novel methods for limiting the migration of radionuclide contaminants in the environment and to treat radioactive wastes.

Other recent research projects have investigated the interactions of silver nanoparticles with bacterial biofilms, remediation of petroleum contaminants and microbial transformations of metals.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Manchester

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge


  • radiochemistry
  • geomicrobiology
  • nuclear decommissioning
  • nuclear waste
  • geological disposal

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Projects 2003 2022

Research Output 2002 2018

Crude oil

The DISTINCTIVE university consortium: structural integrity

Lunn, R., Hamilton, A., Pedrotti, M., Bots, P., Wong, C., El Mountassir, G., Renshaw, J., Maddalena, R., Zhao, C., Sun, L., Stolkin, R., Fairweather, M., Tovey, L., Boxall, C., Hriljac, J., Hyatt, N., Kaltsoyannis, N., Lee, W., Read, D. & Scott, T., 19 Jun 2018, 44th Annual Waste Management Conference (WM2018) : Nuclear and Industrial Robotics, Remote Systems and Other Emerging Technology. Tempe, Arizona, p. 6195-6209 15 p. 18272

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

physical science

Activities 2008 2019

BBC Radio Scotland Brainwaves Programme “Beyond the Bomb”

Joanna Renshaw (Recipient)
Jan 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Welsh Government Nuclear Task & Finish Group

Joanna Renshaw (Consultant)

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy