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Professor Paul Kay

Professor of Water Science, Associate Director water@leeds
Areas of expertise
Water quality; hydrology
Garstang 10.35
Faculty of Environment
School of Geography

Paul’s work investigates the impacts of anthropogenic activities on hydrology and water quality. He has worked on the occurrence, fate and effects of a wide range of emerging and traditional pollutants including microplastics, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals, pesticides, nutrients, DOC and sediment. This work has been funded by a variety of organisations including the European Union, NERC, EPSRC, Defra, the Environment Agency, Natural England and the water industry. Paul routinely collaborates with a range of stakeholders and his role with water@leeds focusing on impact expands this work across many areas of expertise.