Brian is Professor of Soil Science at the University of East Anglia and Adjunct Professor with the Chinese Academy of Science Institute for Urban Environment (Xiamen, China). He is a Technical Expert in Soil Quality to the BSI and a member of the ISO Soil Quality Technical Committee ‐ TC190.

Brian has published >70 journal articles; these have accrued 5000 citations; his H-index is 34.

Brian’s research has focused on: soil carbon; soil interactions with contaminants agrochemicals, antibiotics and nutrients; the fate and transport of these agents in association with soil colloids and organic matter; contaminated land; biochar; remediation, and; pollutant risks and ecotoxicity. His current research relates to: i) the fate, availability and risk associated with chemicals in the environment, ii) the role of soil carbon in controlling soil structure, soil hydrology and chemical mobility, iii) the mobilisation of soil organic matter and soil colloids during intense rainfall events, iv) innovation to minimise pesticide release into the environment, and iv) environmental applications of biochars.

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