Dr. Fowler is a geochemist with over 20 years teaching experience. He has taught most flavours of geochemistry in that time, from Earth evolution through petrological applications, simple organic geochemistry, environmental and forensic geochemistry, ore genesis and exploration geochemistry, biogeochemical cycles, to both stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry. He has particular expertise in elemental and stable isotope analysis of silicate rocks and minerals, but also waters, soils, dusts, and other environmental matrices. He is the Programme Manager for Environmental Sciences.
He studied geology and mineral chemistry at the Universities of Bristol and Birmingham, and completed his Ph.D. and an 1851 Research Fellowship at Imperial College. He then worked for the British Geological Survey in its regional geochemistry group and at the NERC Isotope Geology Centre, before teaching geochemistry to geologists at Oxford Brookes for 13 years. From Oxford he moved briefly to the University of Gloucestershire, but have been very happy at Portsmouth since 2006. His main research interests have been in granite petrogenesis and the environmental geochemistry of metals, and more recently in chemical methods for source attribution of industrial fugitive dusts.