Karin has been involved in research in the field of pharmaceutical pollution in the aquatic environment for the past eight years. She is currently working on the Newton-funded WEMSI Project on prioritising micropollutants in Brazil. Previously, she worked on the EU noPILLS project, investigating strategies for the reduction of pharmaceutical inputs into the sewer and surface waters, and the PILLS Project, which focused on hospital effluents as point sources of pharmaceutical pollution. Her key interests in this area are catchment analysis, predictive approaches for risk assessment and environmental stewardship.
Recently, she has also taken an interest in water issues in the context of Climate Justice and is involved in GCU’s Centre for Climate Justice. Other research interests have included water quality in private drinking water supplies, innovation in aquatic monitoring, and abatement techniques for emissions from farming.
Karin lectures in environmental assessment, water policy and management, and natural resource management.