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Prof John Dean


Department: Applied Sciences

John R Dean Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255John R. Dean was appointed as Lecturer (1988), Senior Lecturer (1990), Reader (1994), Principal Lecturer (1998) and Associate Dean (2004) at Northumbria University. He was awarded a personal chair by Northumbria University in August 2004. In 1998 he was awarded a D.Sc. (London) in Analytical and Environmental Science and was the recipient of the 23rd SAC Silver Medal in 1995 (awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division).

John obtained his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now Manchester University), an MSc in Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation from Loughborough University. This was followed by a PhD, DIC at Imperial College, London under the supervision of Professor R.D. Snook. Postdoctoral research followed at the then Food Science Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) in Norwich in conjunction with Professor L.C. Ebdon at the University of Plymouth.

John is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been principal or co-investigator of externally funded research grants with a total value in excess of £1.5M and has published extensively (over 180 papers, book chapters and books) in analytical and environmental science. He has supervised over 26 PhD students.  John is a current member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Analytical Division Council as well as a past chair of the North East Region (RSC) Analytical Division.

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  • Impact of vented and condenser tumble dryers on waterborne and airborne microfiber pollution, Cummins, A., Malekpour, A., Smith, A., Lonsdale, S., Dean, J., Lant, N. 24 May 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for monitoring and prediction of oilseed rape crop performance, Ahmed, S., Nicholson, C., Rutter, S., Marshall, J., Perry, J., Dean, J. 10 Nov 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Use of machine learning for monitoring the growth stages of an agricultural crop, Ahmed, S., Basu, N., Nicholson, C., Rutter, S., Marshall, J., Perry, J., Dean, J. 26 Oct 2023, In: Sustainable Food Technology
  • Winter beans: the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for monitoring and prediction of crop performance, Ahmed, S., Nicholson, C., Rutter, S., Marshall, J., Perry, J., Dean, J. 25 May 2023, In: Open Science Journal (OSJ)
  • Extraction Techniques for Environmental Analysis, Dean, J. 1 Apr 2022
  • Health Risk Assessment of Lead in Soils from an Historic Industrial Site in North-East England, Ma, R., Dean, J. 11 Jan 2022, In: Separations
  • Plant Poisons in the Garden: A Human Risk Assessment, Bowerbank, S., Gallidabino, M., Dean, J. 13 Oct 2022, In: Separations
  • The impact of fabric conditioning products and lint filter pore size on airborne microfiber pollution arising from tumble drying, Lant, N., Defaye, M., Smith, A., Kechi-Okafor, C., Dean, J., Sheridan, K. 6 Apr 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Applied aerial spectroscopy: A case study on remote sensing of an ancient and semi-natural woodland, Ahmed, S., Nicholson, C., Muto, P., Perry, J., Dean, J. 15 Nov 2021, In: PLoS One
  • New insights into health risk assessments for inhalational exposure to metal(loid)s: the application of aqueous chemistry modelling in understanding bioaccessibility from airborne particulate matter, Deary, M., Amaibi, P., Dean, J., Entwistle, J. 23 Jan 2021, In: Geosciences (Switzerland)

  • Ibrahim Aderemi Salaudeen Evaluation of Pollution Load on Contaminated Land in North East England using a UAV with Multispectral Image Camera Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • Blake Kesic Development of an enhanced benchtop analytical pipeline for smokeless powder profiling to improve source-level association and attribution Start Date: 23/09/2022
  • Rahab Al Balushi Development of next-generation analytical and data treatment approaches for enhancing possibilities in forensic profiling of chemical residue Start Date: 23/09/2022
  • Alysha Green Strengthening the interpretation of chemical data in the forensic analysis of explosive evidence Start Date: 23/09/2022
  • Chamila Denawaka Evaluation of Multi-Capillary Column Gas Chromatography Ion Mobility Spectrometry for the Detection of Volatile Compounds Start Date: 01/10/2011 End Date: 12/11/2015
  • Fraser Lough Application of Volatile Organic Compound Detection to Enzyme Activity Screening and Bacteria Identification Start Date: 01/10/2013 End Date: 15/06/2017
  • Najat Bahroun Detection of Salmonella in Food Samples Using Exogenous Volatile Organic Compound Metabolites Start Date: 18/02/2013 End Date: 24/08/2017
  • Ryan Thompson Detection of microbial volatile compounds and their application in the identification of pathogenic organisms Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 22/10/2020
  • Patrick Amaibi Assessment of Human Exposure to Arsenic From Former Industrial Sites Start Date: 29/10/2012 End Date: 11/11/2016
  • Katherine Stapleton Investigation of the Detection and Occurrence of Volatile Organic Compounds Responsible for Laundry Malodour Start Date: 02/11/2009 End Date: 20/06/2013
  • Emma Tait The Development and Evaluation of Unique Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Profiles Using Enzyme Substrates as a Novel Method for Bacterial Detection / Identification Start Date: 01/09/2009 End Date: 25/04/2013
  • Madusha Peththawadu Garment longevity and microfiber release through the laundry process Start Date: 01/10/2016

  • Chemistry PhD November 01 1988
  • Fellow (FRSC) Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2015
  • Principal Fellow (PFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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