Dr Michael Watts

Dr Michael Watts

Facility Leader \- Inorganic Geochemistry

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3042

E-mail Dr Michael Watts


  •  2012 – ongoing : Head of Inorganic Geochemistry laboratories
  •  2001 : Environmental Chemist - BGS
  •  2001 : PhD University of Surrey
  •  1998 : MSc University of Surrey
  •  1997 : BSc (Hons) Sheffield Hallam University and University of Lille

Professional association

  • International Board Member for the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health - webmaster for www.segh.net
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Member

Research interests

  • Ecosystem and human health - methods for assessing risk & routes of exposure to metals, in particular arsenic.
  • Elemental speciation / Specialist ICP-MS applications.
  • Micronutrient deficiencies - linked to Food Security and human health

Current projects and collaboration

  • Environmental risk of As and other metals in Groundwater and other exposure routes: Health Protection Agency, University of Manchester.
  • Micronutrient deficiencies / crop biofortification strategies: University of Nottingham, Government of Malawi, Bunda College
  • Micronutrient deficiencies- Fauji Fertiliser Company-Pakistan
  • Pollution biomonitoring on the Sundarban wetlands - University of Calcutta.

Published outputs