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David Megson

Dr David Megson is currently a Lecturer in Chemistry and Environmental Forensics at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Prior to this he completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Toronto (ON, Canada) and Ryerson University (ON, Canada) working with the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Dr Megson investigates sources of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants and monitors them in the environment using advanced analytical techniques including multidimensional chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry. Much of Dr Megson’s research has an environmental forensics aspect which involves identifying the sources of contamination and establishing the magnitude of any human or wildlife exposures. He has organised several international conferences, published 14 peer reviewed manuscripts, 3 book chapters and acted as editor for 4 books and conference proceedings. 

Dr Megson obtained his PhD at Plymouth University (UK), by creating high resolution PCB signatures for environmental forensics investigations. David also holds a BSc in Environmental Forensics, an MSc in Environmental Analysis and Assessment and is a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF) and the Environment Sustainability and Energy Division (ESED).