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Visiting Bath for my PhD research in chemical pollution of the aqueous environment

Tolulope Lawrence talks about her research in environmental chemistry and her time in Bath.

Tolulope at the Roman Baths
There are quite a lot of interesting places to visit, including the Roman Baths.

I am a visiting scholar from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where I am studying a PhD with Professor Bice S. Martincigh and Professor Sreekantha B. Jonnalagadda.

My research

My research focuses on evaluating exposure data for antibiotics, and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in wastewater and receiving water environment.

While at Bath, I worked on measuring antibiotics and PPCPs in wastewater and river water samples from South Africa. I hope to bring out meaningful results that will be of importance for further development either in policy or research.

My funding opportunity

The EU INTERWASTE project funded my visit to Bath. EU INTERWASTE is a project that synergises international research studies into the environmental fate and behaviour of toxic organic chemicals in the waste stream.

Through this project, I am able to collaborate with Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, who is well-established in water epidemiology studies.

Visiting Bath

I have enjoyed my stay in Bath, as it is a beautiful city with great heritage. The people here are warm and it is a peaceful and safe place to live. There are quite a lot of interesting places to visit, including the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum.

Find out more about postgraduate research at Bath

Doctoral study at Bath