School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
Professor Graham Mills
- Qualifications: CertEd, BA(Hons), MA(Ed), PhD, CChem, CSci, CEng, FRSC, MEI, AMIChemE, FHEA
- Role Title: Professor of Environmental Chemistry
- Address: St Michael’s Building, White Swan Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2DT
- Telephone: 023 9284 2115
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sceinces
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I am analytical environmental chemist with over thirty year experience. I obtained my PhD (1983) from the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton). I was a post-doctoral research fellow in clinical chemistry at Southampton General Hospital, Southampton 1985-1990. I then was a Senior Lecturer (1990), Principal Lecturer (1999), Reader (2004) and Professor (2008) at the University of Portsmouth. I am the Programme Manager for Professional Doctorates in Health and Social Care for the Faculty of Science, Course Leader for the Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, Chair of Professional Doctorates Board of Studies, and a member of University Research Degrees Committee, University Research Degrees Operation Group, Professional and Integrated Doctorates Operational Group, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee. My research interests are in monitoring water quality, particularly by the use of passive sampling techniques.
Programme Manager and Admissions Tutor for the Professional Doctorates in Health and Social Care for the Faculty of Science.
Overseeing the management of Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care programme, with specific inputs in to the research and professional development proposal and research and professional development project units.
BSc and MSc (Biomedical Sciences) project student supervision. PhD student research project supervision. Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care research project supervision.
Use of gas chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques in biomedical and environmental analyses. Development of novel sample preparation methods in analytical chemistry. Use of high-field NMR in environmental toxicology. Development of passive sampling devices to monitor water quality. Fate of pharmaceutical residues in the aquatic environment.
Atomic Weapons Authority, PhD Bursary Award
The application of passive sampler technology for the in-situ measurement of actinides in natural waters (with Dr Gary Fones, PI), July 2009.
AstraZeneca-BBSRC Industrial Case Award
A mechanistic approach to predicting the sorption characteristics of active pharmaceutical ingredients, February 2011.
NERC University of Portsmouth algorithm studentship with CEFAS (Lowestoft)
The fate and cycling of organotin compounds in sediments at disposal sites in UK waters, (with Dr Gary Fones, PI), February 2012.
Commonwealth Universities Scholarship to University of Portsmouth £15,000
Uptake of PAHs by plants from contaminated soils and their bio-accessibility in human guts by in-vitro model, June 2012 (one-year award for visiting scientist from University of Lagos, Nigeria).
University of Portsmouth Research Development Fund 2013
Development of methodologies to assess the biological impact of biodegradable plastics, (with Dr Karen Thorpe, PI), November 2012.
EU TEMPUS project 77,605 Euros to University of Portsmouth
Network for education and training for public environmental laboratories – NETREL, October 2012.
University of Portsmouth Research Development Fund 2013
Development of Chemcatcher for monitoring of polar pesticides in WFD waters, (with Dr Gary Fones and Dr Faye Couceiro PI’s) April 2013.
- 12th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Techniques ‘ExTech 2010’, Poznan, Poland September 2010, Session Chair – Environment themes.
- Sensor Systems for Environmental Monitoring Conference, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, October, 2010.
- Technique Selection in Separation Science, Separation Science Group Royal Society of Chemistry, London, November 2010.
- Challenges of Monitoring Priority Pollutants in the Environment Workshop, Dublin City University, Dublin, March 2011.
- 4th International Passive Sampling Workshop, Krakow, Poland, May 2011, Session Chair.
- 13th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Techniques ‘ExTech 2011’, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 2011, Session Chair.
- Research Seminar, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, March 2012.
- Pan African Chemistry Network Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 2012.
- Research Seminar, CEFAS Weymouth and Lowestoft (video-linked) Laboratories, May 2013.
- Recent Advances on Sample Preparation for Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Analysis Conference, João Pessoa, Brazil, August 2013.
- 15th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Techniques ‘ExTech 2013’, João Pessoa, Brazil, August 2013.
- Charterhouse School/RSC Downland Section/SCI Regional Lecture, Guildford, UK, November 2013.
I collaborate widely on environmental monitoring projects and include: S W Water, CEFAS (Weymouth and Lowestoft Laboratories), Atomic Weapons Authority, AstraZeneca Brixham Laboratory, Natural Resources Wales, University of Bath, University of Sussex, and Unilever SEAC. I have numerous links to European laboratories through EU funded programmes.
Achievement and Recognition
2012 - Editorial Advisory Board, Chromatography
2011 - Editorial Advisory Board, Sorptive Extraction Techniques
Higher Education Academy, Treasurer Separation Science Group (Royal Society of Chemistry), National Representative European Society of Separation Sciences, Committee member of Western Region Analytical Division (Royal Society of Chemistry), South Coast Branch Energy Institute (Federation of European Engineers), Higher Education Academy, British Mass Spectrometry Society, Member European Council on Chiropractic Education.