School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


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John Bruce

  • Qualifications: BSc Environmental Forensics
  • Role Title: PhD Researcher
  • Address: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Burnaby Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3QL
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2241
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  • Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty: Science


I am currently both a part time PhD student and a full time member of staff at Portsmouth University as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate. My two year KTP project focuses on researching, creating and embedding dust modelling capabilities within DustScan Ltd. My research as a graduate student will focus on expanding and improving on the empirical aspects of this project work. This project is being supervised by Dr Mike Fowler and Professor Jim Smith.


  • 2014 – Present: PhD researcher
  • 2013 – Present: University of Portsmouth/DustScan, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
  • 2012-2013: DustScan, Dust Scientist
  • 2009-2012: University of Portsmouth, BSc (1st Class Honours) in Environmental Forensics


  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Air Quality Management



My current research interests are on investigations into dust from industrial sites including dust modelling, dust characterisation and dust source apportionment.