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Dr. Anna Harrison

Dr. Anna Harrison

I am an Assistant Professor and a Queen’s National Scholar in Environmental Geochemistry, since July 2018.

I am cross-appointed between the School of Environmental Studies and Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering. I received my BSc from the University of Alberta and my PhD in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia. My doctoral research examined the potential use of mine waste products to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of mining operations. After my PhD, I moved to Palo Alto, California as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. In early 2016, I left Stanford to take up an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship in Toulouse, France at the Geoscience and Environment Toulouse (GET) laboratory, a part of the National Scientific Research Centers (CNRS) in France. Upon receiving a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship in 2017, I moved to University College London (UCL), in the bustling centre of London, UK.

At Queen’s, I am developing an aqueous and environmental geochemistry laboratory to study the processes by which elements, both environmentally harmful and beneficial, are cycled in the Earth’s shallow subsurface, and how human’s can engineer those reactions to reduce negative environmental impacts.