Fiona Fordyce

Ms Fiona Fordyce

Senior Environmental Geochemist

Location: Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 393

E-mail Fiona Fordyce


  •  1991 – ongoing : Environmental Geochemist, British Geological Survey
  •  1989 –1990 : Oilfield Scale Research Group, Heriot-Watt University
  •  1988 –1989 : Analytical Assistant, British Geological Survey
  •  1984 –1988 : BSc(Hons) University of St Andrews, Geology


  • Geochemical surveying
  • Geochemistry and health
  • Medical geology

Research interests

  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Geochemical surveying
  • Geochemistry and health
  • Medical geology
  • Urban geochemistry

Current projects and collaboration

  • – ongoing Task Leader, Geochemical Baseline Survey of the Environment (G-BASE) and Clyde Urban Super Project (CUSP) Clyde Basin Project
  • – ongoing EPSRC Statistics of Environmental Change,Resources and Ecosystems (SECURE) Network.
  • – ongoing Daphne Jackson Trust Fellow (Dr Solveigh Lass-Evans) Clyde Basin Stream Sediment Quality Project
  • – ongoing PhD Student (Andrew Broadway), Edinburgh University. Bioaccessibility of Cr, As and Pb in Glasgow Soils
  • – ongoing MSc Student (Claire Wylie), Edinburgh Veterinary School. Can the Distribution of Cases of Equine Grass Sickness be Explained by Various Soil Factors?
  • – ongoing PhD Student (Gavin Sim), Edinburgh University. CHROMATICS – Chromium speciation, transport and fate in Clyde catchment soils, sediments and waters: understanding Cr mobility in urban-industrial environments
  • – ongoing PhD Student (Sarah Donoghue), Edinburgh University. PRELUDE: PREdictive modelling of Lead concentrations Using g-base Datasets for urban Environments.

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