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Prof Jane Entwistle

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

Entwistle J

My involvement in Applied/Environmental Geochemistry has developed over the years with a recent and on-going focus on the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of potentially harmful elements (PHEs) in the urban environment. My recent work has focused on the inhalation and oral ingestion pathways, developing, refining and applying physiologically based in-vitro extraction protocols as part of human health risk assessments on brownfield land and public open space.

 The application of bioaccessibility protocols is where research data are still lacking and where my work (and that of my PGR students and geochemistry research collaborators) has been able to make a substantive contribution. This work has also involved method development (e.g. in-vitro lung extraction fluids and protocol) and application at multiple sites in the UK and beyond.

A key feature of my current activity is to understand the solid-phase partitioning of PHEs in soil (using sequential chemical extraction and scanning electron microscopy) as a driver of both pragmatic risk assessments but also to better target suitable remediation measures. 

Campus Address

EB B313

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health (SEGH), Watts, M., An, T., Argyraki, A., Arhin, E., Brown, A., Button, M., Entwistle, J., Finkelman, R., Gibson, G., Humphrey, O., Huo, X., Hursthouse, A., Marinho-Reis, A., Maseka, K., Middleton, D., Morton-Bermea, O., Nazarpour, A., Olatunji, A., Osano, O., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., Saini, S., Stewart, A., Tarek, M., Torrance, K., Wong, M., Yamaguchi, K., Zhang, C., Zia, M. 1 Feb 2020, In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
  • An apple a day? Assessing gardeners’ lead exposure in urban agriculture sites to improve the derivation of soil assessment criteria, Entwistle, J., Amaibi, P., Dean, J., Deary, M., Medock, D., Morton, J., Rodushkin, I., Bramwell, L. 1 Jan 2019, In: Environment International
  • Metalliferous mine dust, Entwistle, J., Hursthouse, A., Marinho Reis, P., Stewart, A. 1 Sep 2019, In: Current Pollution Reports
  • Mineralogy, solid-phase fractionation and chemical extraction to assess the mobility and availability of arsenic in an urban environment, Amaibi, P., Entwistle, J., Kenendy, N., Cave, M., Kemp, S., Potgieter-Vermaak, S., Dean, J. 1 Jan 2019, In: Applied Geochemistry
  • A study of particulate emissions during 23 major industrial fires: implications for human health, Griffiths, S., Chappell, P., Entwistle, J., Kelly, F., Deary, M. 16 Mar 2018, In: Environment International
  • Enhancing the interpretation of in vitro bioaccessibility data by using computer controlled scanning electron microscopy (CCSEM) at the individual particle level, Entwistle, J., Dean, J., Boisa, N. Sep 2017, In: Environmental Pollution
  • Use of simulated epithelial lung fluid in assessing the human health risk of Pb in urban street dust, Dean, J., Elom, N., Entwistle, J. 1 Feb 2017, In: Science of the Total Environment
  • Agriculture and environment: fundamentals and future perspectives, Taylor, R., Entwistle, J. 2015, Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Assessing the bioaccessibility of inhaled particles: model parameterisation and application, Entwistle, J., Boisa, N., Dean, J., Deary, M. Aug 2015
  • Bioaccessible Lead (Pb) in Soil Source Attribution by Individual Particle Analysis (IPA): A Case Study of Six Soils from Mitrovica, Republic of Kosovo, Entwistle, J., Hunt, A. Nov 2015


  • Geography PhD June 30 1994
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2002

PGR Supervision

Khadija Jabeen Start: 01/10/2018


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