- Abiodun's PhD research involves investigating the quality and behaviour of sediments in urban rivers. The topic was inspired by the current rush to rehabilitate many urban rivers as recreational areas without apparent consideration for sediment quality in urban watercourses which routinely receive diffuse pollutants from a variety of sources as well as discharges from combined sewer overflows.
- Abiodun is currently focusing on the role of sediments in the River Brent (north London) by evaluating their chemical, physical, microbiological and eco-toxicological characteristics so as to better understand their behaviour and hence potential impacts on the aquatic environment.
- Management of diffuse pollutants is a key priority under the EU Water Framework Directive's water quality and ecological objectives. As the quality of sediments is also predicted to be a significant factor in the successful restoration of urban rivers over an extended time frame, the findings of this topical research programme will contribute to supporting practitioners working in both river restoration and WFD implementation roles.
Other research interests include:
- The development of a human biokinetic model for accurately predicting the concentration of inorganic arsenic in tissues and excretion sinks (MSc thesis).
- Contaminated land and environmental remediation
- Sustainable development and resource management
- Environmental chemistry
- Quantitative Research Methods
Current work administrative and professional duties/roles:
- Tutor in Quantitative Research Methods
- Professor Mike Revitt (Director of Studies),
- Dr Lian Scholes
- Dr Huw Jones
- Dr Hazel Faulkner
- Adeyemi, A. (2007). Quality and Behaviour of Sediments in Urban Rivers. Institute of Social and Health Research (ISHR) Summer Conference, Enfield, London, 25th May 2007.
Contributions to Conference Presentations/Publication
- Rebecca Wade : Andrew McMullan (Abertay Dundee), Lian Scholes : Abiodun Adeyemi (Middlesex University), Geraldene Wharton (QMUL) : Jenny Mant (River Restoration Centre). Restoring forward - An interdisciplinary story of rags-to-restoration on the River Brent. The River Restoration Centre 9th Annual Network Conference, University of Exeter, 16th-17th April 2008
- G. Wharton, C. Hulbert, R. Copas, L. Scholes, R. Wade and A. Adeyemi (2008) Evaluating the success of urban river restoration projects: The River Quiggy and Brent, London, UK - 4th European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR) International Conference on River Restoration. 16th-21st June 2008, San Servolo Island, Venice.