Dr Helen Taylor-Curran

Geochemist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3047

E-mail Dr Helen Taylor-Curran

Biography

  • 2001 – ongoing : Geochemist
  • 2000 : PhD, Keele University, Silicic acid and the removal of natural organic materials from drinking water by aluminium.
  • 1996 –1997 : NERC ROPA (Realising Our Potential Award) Post Graduate Research Assistant; Amelioration of acute aluminium toxicity in Salmonid fish by silicic acid
  • 1995 : BSc (Hons) 1st class, Staffordshire University, Biology and Environmental Science

Current projects and collaboration

  • 2016 – ongoing : EPOS GeoEnergy Test Beds
  • 2012 – ongoing : ECCSEL - European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure

Experience

  • 2014 –2015 : ULTimateCO2 - Understanding the Long Term Fate of Geologically Stored CO2
  • 2013 – ongoing : ESSP - Environmental Science to Services Partnership
  • 2012 –2014 : BGS Science Facilities Coordinator
  • 2011 –2013 : NERC/Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Environment and Human Health

Research interests

  • CO2 storage, baseline geochemistry monitoring, soil gas
  • Geochemistry - inorganic aqueous chemistry (aluminium, silicon and natural organic materials), analytical geochemistry including spectroscopy, bioaccessibility, partitioning
  • Environment and health - incl. airborne particulates and human health, mercury