School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Clare McCann

Research Associate



2007 - 2012           PhD Civil Engineering (Environmental), Newcastle University

2006 - 2007           MSc Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University

2002 - 2006           BSc Geography, Queens University Belfast 



2012 - 2013           Research Environmental Engineer, Newcastle University

2011 - 2012           Research Associate, Durham University

2010                       Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry Field Studies, Newcastle University


PhD supervision 

Peter Leary

Start date: 22 September 2014 

Research area: Geoscience

Title: Microbial diversity and function in radionuclide contaminated soils and sediments 


The American Chemical Society 

The Society for General Microbiology 






Research Interests

Manganese oxides 

Metal, PAH and radionuclide contaminated land and remediation technologies

Lithological controls on soil microbial communities

Soil remineralization

Use of waste minerals for sustainable brownfield remediation

Impact of pollutants upon soil microbial functioning

Soil health