Dr Lynsay Blake
Research Development Team
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6028
- Address: School of Engineering
I am an environmental scientist with experience of developing fundamental and applied research within academia and industry.
- Investigating environmentally and economically favourable end-uses for novel waste products derived from municipal solid waste (taking a combined physical, chemical and biological approach); working with industrial partners to develop treatment options for agricultural wastes;
- Investigate microbial function and community structure in natural and engineered environments. I am particularly interested in the extremes of microbial function and potential application;
At present I work in the Research Development Team
Professional and academic qualifications:
2012 – Certificate in Management and Leadership (Chartered Management Institute)
2012 – Project management, PRINCE 2 (Projects in controlled environments) Practitioner (APM-Group)
2005 – 2010 – Methanogenic and methanotrophic processes in temperate and high latitude environments (PhD, Newcastle University)
2004 -2005 – Environmental Biogeochemistry (MSc, Newcastle University)
1997-2001 –Biological Sciences: Developmental Biology (BSc, Edinburgh University)
2016 - Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development award from the United Nations University for my community engagement work leading Cinema Politica Newcastle (http://www.cinemapolitica.org/newcastle) an organisation which provides a platform for under represented social and environmental issues, providing a safe space for discussion and debate. We are supported by The Northern Stage (https://www.northernstage.co.uk/).
Bioresource technology, Waste Management, Environmental Microbiology, and ISME journal
Society of General Microbiology
BBSRC AD network
'Sustainability options for Multi-storey communities', Funded by Northern Power Grid, Northern Gas Networks, and Impact Acceleration Account funding (2015-2016)
Nature and Nurture: Linking causative agents in the environments with increased incidence of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC), Institute for Sustainability funded (2014 -2015)
'Determining biogenic and non-biogenic mass components in MSW streams by thermal decomposition' TSB funded, and Institute for Sustainability funded (2012) Industrial lead.
'Optimising biogas production through anaerobic digestion' TSB funded (2009 -2012) Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
'Methanogenic and methanotrophic processes in temperate and high latitude environments' EPSRC funded (2005 -2010) Post Graduate Researcher
Research methods for Environmental Pollution (CEG2609) - Principle lecturer (2016 -2017)
Geographies of Sustainability (GEO3134) - Guest lecturer (Municipal Solid Waste) (2015 -2016)
Research Methods (CEG8601) - Guest lecturer (Science and Society; disciplinary to interdisciplinary research) (2014 -2016)
- Blake LI, Halim FA, Gray C, Mair R, Manning DA, Sallis P, Hutchinson H, Gray ND. Evaluating an anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstock derived from a novel non-source segregated municipal solid waste (MSW) product. Waste Management 2017, 59, 149-159.
- Meyer SK, Probert PME, Lakey AK, Leitch A, Blake LI, Jowsey PA, Cooke MP, Blain PG, Wright MC. Environmental xenoestrogens super-activate a variant murine ER beta in cholangiocytes. Toxicological Sciences 2017, 156(1), 54-71.
- Powells G, Blake L. Urban Science Networks and Local Economy: The Case of Newcastle Upon Tyne. In: Evans, J; Karvonen, A; Raven, R, ed. The Experimental City. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016, pp.137-149.
- Rezaei M, Blake L. ERR. 2016. Available at: http://www.rezaei.co.uk/site/err-2/.
- Blake LI, Tveit A, Øvreås L, Head IM, Gray ND. Response of methanogens in Arctic sediments to temperature and methanogenic substrate availability. PLoS One 2015, 10(6), e0129733.
- Broudic M, Voellmy I, Dobbins D, Robinson S, Berggren P, Laing S, Blake L, Radford A, Lepper P, Pace F, Neves S, Simpson S, Bruintjes R. Underwater noise emission from the NOAH's drilling operation at the NaREC site, Blyth, UK. In: 2nd International Conference on Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies. 2014, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
- Blake L, Sallis P, Gray N. Industrial report: Characterisation and anaerobic digestion (AD) potential of a novel product derived from Municipal Solid Waste. 2010.