Dr Joanna Wragg

Dr Joanna Wragg Analytical Geochemist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3069

E-mail Dr Joanna Wragg

Biography

  •  2013 – ongoing : Team Leader: Geochemical Baselines & Medical Geology
  •  2006 : Alan Ure Bursary winner, RSC
  •  2006 –2007 : Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Sciences Group, Royal Military College of Canada
  •  2003 – ongoing : Research Scientist, BGS
  •  2000 –2005 : PhD Nottingham University, “A study of the relationship between arsenic bioaccessibility and its solid phase distribution in Wellingborough soils”.
  •  1995 : Analytical Chemist, BGS, Nottingham
  •  1994 : BSc (Hons) University of Central Lancashire, Applied Chemistry
  •  1993 : HND University of Central Lancashire, Chemistry

Current projects and collaboration

  • Development of robust inhalation bioaccessibility methods for the assessment of human health risks associated with land contamination
  • Effects of microbial impacts and climate change on soil contaminant mobility
  • Microbial impacts on contaminant fate and transport within geodisposal scenarios
  • Science co-ordination of the NERC thematic Radioactivity and The Environment (RATE) programme
  • The BARGE inter-laboratory study to evaluate a standardised in vitro bioaccessibility for arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil

Skills

  • Bioaccessibility method development
  • Inorganic analytical chemistry
  • International collaborative networks
  • Project management
  • Project/network co-ordination

Professional association

  • Chartered Chemist
  • Chartered Scientist
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Secretary of the Bioaccessibility Research Group of Europe (BARGE)
  • Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBrA)
  • member of Bioaccessibility Research Canada (BARC)

Research interests

  • Bioaccessibility of potentially harmful substances from soil
  • Climate change and health
  • Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  • Fate and transport of contaminants associated with contaminated land, human health and geodisposal
  • Geodisposal of radioactive waste and carbon capture and storage
  • Medical Geology: Investigating relationships between natural geological features and human health on a regional basis
  • The effect of inundation and microbial impacts on soil contaminant mobility

Published outputs

Key papers

CAVE, M R, WRAGG, J, HARRISON, I, VANE, C H, VAN DE WIELE, T, NATHANAIL, C P, THOMAS, R, ROBINSON, J and DALEY, P. A comparison of a batch mode and dynamic bioaccessibility tests for PAHs in soil samples (in submitted to ES & T)

Basta, N. T and Wragg, J. Foreward of Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Special issue Vol.49, No.6 , 2013

Cave, M.R., Wragg, J. and Harrison, H. 2013. Measurement Modelling and Mapping of Arsenic Bioaccessibility in Northampton, UK. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol.49, No.6 , 2013

Cave, M.R., Wragg, J. and Harrison, H. 2013. Measurement Modelling and Mapping of Arsenic Bioaccessibility in Northampton, UK. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol.49, No.6, 2013

Human geophagia, calabash chalk and undongo: mineral element nutritional implications. 2013. Peter W Abrahams, Theo C Davies, Abiye O Solomon, Amanda J Trow, Joanna Wragg. PLoS ONE. 01/2013 8(1):e53304

Iris Koch, Kenneth J. Reimer, Martine I. Bakker, Nicholas T. Basta, Mark R. Cave, Sébastien Denys, Matt Dodd, Beverly A. Hale, Rob Irwin, Yvette W. Lowney, Margo M. Moore, Viviane Paquin, Pat E. Rasmussen, Theresa Repaso-Subang, Gladys L. Stephenson, Steven D. Siciliano, Joanna Wragg and Gerald J. Zagury. Variability of bioaccessibility results using seventeen different methods on a standard reference material, NIST 2710. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. Vol.49, No.6 , 2013

Rawlins, B. G., Wragg, J. & Lark, R. M. 2013. Application of a novel method for soil aggregate stability measurement by laser granulometry with sonication. European Journal of Soil Science, 64, 92-103.

Wagner, D., Milodowski, A. E., West, J. M., Wragg, J. and Yoshikawa, H. (2013). Mineralogical comparisons of experimental results investigating the biological impacts on rock transport processes. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2013, 15 (8), 1501 – 1510

Wragg, J., Harrison, H., West, J.M. and Yoshikawa, H. 2012. Comparison of microbiological influences on the transport properties of intact mudstone and sandstone and its relevance to the geological disposal of radioactive waste. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 (8), 387-396.

Wragg, J., West, J. M. and Bateman, K. (2013). Potential impact of CO2 on subsurface microbial ecosystems and implications for the performance of storage reservoirs. Energy Procedia, 37, 800-805.

Appleton, J.D., Cave, M.R. and Wragg, J. 2012. Anthropogenic and geogenic impacts on arsenic bioaccessibility in UK topsoils. Science of the Total Environment 435-436, pp. 21-29

Appleton, J.D., Cave, M.R. and Wragg, J. 2012. Anthropogenic and geogenic impacts on arsenic bioaccessibility in UK topsoils. Science of the Total Environment 435-436, pp. 21-29,

Appleton, J.D., Cave, M.R. and Wragg, J. 2012. Modelling lead bioaccessibility in urban topsoils based on data from Glasgow, London, Northampton and Swansea, UK. Environmental Pollution, 171, 265-272

Barsby, A., McKinley, J.M., Ofterdinger, U., Young, M., Cave, M.R. and Wragg, J. 2012. Bioaccessibility of trace elements in soils in Northern Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 433, 398-417

Denys, S., Caboche, J., Tack, K., Rychen, G., Wragg, J., Cave, M., Jondreville, C. and Feidt, C. In vivo Validation of the Unified BARGE Method to assess the Bioaccessibility of Arsenic Antimony, Cadmium and Lead in soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (11), 6252-6260.

Denys, S.; Caboche, J.; Tack, K.; Rychen, G.; Wragg, J.; Cave, M. R.; Jondreville, C.; Feidt, C. 2012 In vivo Validation of the Unified BARGE Method to assess the Bioaccessibility of Arsenic Antimony, Cadmium and Lead in soils. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (11) 6252-6260.

Lorenzi, D., Entwistle, J., Cave, M. R. and Wragg, J. The application of an in vitro gastrointestinal extraction to assess the oral bioaccessibility of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils from a former industrial site, Analytica Chimica Acta, 735, 54-61, 2012.

Palumbo-Roe, B., Wragg, J. and Banks, V. Lead mobilisation in the hyporheic zone and river bank sediments of a contaminated stream: contribution to diffuse pollution. Journal of Soils and Sediments. International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water

Wragg, J. and Cave, M. R. 2012. Assessment of a Geochemical Extraction Procedure to determine the Solid Phase Distribution and Bioaccessibility of Potentially Harmful Elements is Soils: A case study using the NIST 2710 reference soil. Analytica Chimica Acta, 722, 43-54

Wragg, J. and Cave, M. R. Assessment of a Geochemical Extraction Procedure to determine the Solid Phase Distribution and Bioaccessibility of Potentially Harmful Elements is Soils: A case study using the NIST 2710 reference soil. Analytica Chimica Acta, 722, 43-54.

CAVE, M R, WRAGG, J, DENYS, S, JONDREVILLE, C, and FEIDT, C.  2009. Oral Bioavailability in Dealing with Contaminated Sites (From Theory towards Practical Application), Springer, Ed Frank Swarjtes (in press)

WRAGG, J and KLINCK, B A. 2007. The Bioaccessibility of Lead from Welsh Mine Waste using a Respiratory Uptake Test.  Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 42 (9), 1223-1232

WRAGG, J, CAVE, M R, and NATHANAIL, C.P. 2007.  A study of the relationship between arsenic bioaccessibility and its solid phase distribution in Wellingborough soils.  Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, Vol. 42 (9), 1303-1316

Research partners
  • Plymouth University
  • Queens University, Belfast
  • University of Aveiro
  • University of Lille