John Wilkinson
Postdoctoral research associate

Profile

Biography

John Wilkinson is a Postdoctoral Researcher in th Department of Environment and Geography and is currently working on the European iPiE project on the intelligent assessment of pharmaceuticals in the environment. The iPiE project aims to develop a framework that will provide methodologies to prioritise new and existing medicinal compounds for a comprehensive environmental risk assessment. As such it will support and inform regulatory activities designed to assess and reduce the environmental impact of active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Before joining the University of York, John completed his PhD at Kingston University in London investigating the occurrence, bioaccumulation, fate and distribution of pharmaceuticals, plasticisers, illicit drugs and perfluorinated compounds in the aquatic environment. John has also spent time investigating emerging eco-human health issues of endocrine disrupting chemicals at the University of Colorado at Denver, USA.

John has presented his research at a number of international conferences and is an active member of several professional bodies including the Royal Society of Chemistry, American Society of Toxicology, and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

Career

PDRA Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, UK
PhD - Environmental Chemistry Kingston University, London, UK
MSc - Sustainability, Environmental Science and Change Kingston University, London, UK
BS - Integrative Biology University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado, USA

John Wilkinson

Contact details

Dr John Wilkinson
PDRA
Department of Environment and Geography
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5NG

Tel: 01904 324226

 

External activities

Invited talks and conferences

American Society of Toxicology 55th Annual Meeting
Poster presentation
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
13-17 March, 2016
Spatial Distribution of Pharmaceuticals and other Organic Contaminants in Three Rivers of SE England

European Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Poster presentation
Nantes, France
22-26 May, 2016
Drug Metabolite in Aquatic Sediment and Plants in Three Rivers of Greater London and SE England

First Annual DIRC/CEESR Meeting
Platform presentation
Kingston-upon-Thames, UK
14 June, 2016
Fate of Pharmaceuticals, Illicit drugs, Plasticisers, Perfluorinated Compounds and Metabolites in Rivers of Southern England

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 7th World Congress
Platform presentation
Orlando, Florida, USA
7 November, 2016
Organic Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment: What is their Fate?

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 7th World Congress
Platform presentation
Orlando, Florida, USA
8 November, 2016
Bioaccumulation of Organic Contaminants: What’s in the Lower Aquatic Trophic Levels?