Curriculum/subject area

  • Environmental chemistry
  • Research methods and statistical analysis

Professional Membership

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Selected Publications

Pantoja Munoz L , Purchase D Jones H Feldmann J and Garelick H (2014) Enhanced determination of As–phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species. Analytical Methods 6 791-797.

Revitt DM, Balogh T & Jones H (2013) Soil mobility of surface applied polyaromatic hydrocarbons in response to simulated rainfall. Environmental Science and Pollution Research DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-2231-7(awaiting full print citation).

Pantoja Muñoz L, Jones H, Gallal H, Burkitbaev, M and Garelick H (2013) The removal of arsenate from water using iron modified diatomite: batch and column experiments. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(1) 495-506

Trivedi DK, Jones H, Shah A and Iles RK (2012) Development of Zwitterionic Hydrophilic Liquid Chromatography (ZIC-HILIC-MS) Metabolomics Method for Shotgun Analysis of Human Urine. Journal of Chromatography and Separation Techniques 3 (6) 1-12.

Tuckwell R, Revitt M, Garelick H, Jones H (2012) Distribution of minimum inhibitory concentrations to antibiotics in E.coli and Enterococci isolated from wastewater effluents and surface waters 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, 20th - 24th May 2012,

Balogh T, Revitt M, Jones H and Lundy L (2011) Factors influencing the infiltration of pharmaceuticals through soils. International Conference on Urban Drainage, Porto Alegre/Brazil, 11-16 September 2011.

Jones RH and White AS (2011) Data collection, credibility, presentation, analysis, interpretation. pp 34-41. In: Research Methods and Project Management: Joint Project Tempus: Network for Master’s Training in Technologies of Water Resources Management (NETWATER).

Tuckwell R, Revitt M, Garelick H, Jones H and Ellis B (2011) Sources and pathways for pharmaceuticals in the urban water environment. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Porto Alegre/Brazil, 11-16 September 2011.

Jiang Y, Jones H, Garelick H and Purchase, D (2011) Effects of arsenate (As5+) on growth and production of glutathione (GSH) and phytochelatins (PCs)in Chlorella vulgaris. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 13 (8). 834-844.

Skipperud, L, Salbu, B, Garelick H Jones H Tamponnet C, Mitchell P (2009) European Master Programmes In Radioecology, Radiation Protection And Advanced Radiochemistry To Meet The Stakeholders Needs For Recruitment ETRAP 2009 4th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection 8 - 12 November 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

Adeola S, Revitt DM, Shutes B, Garelick H, Jones C & Jones H (2009) Constructed wetland control of BOD levels in airport runoff. International Journal of Phytoremediation 11 1-10.

Garelick H and Jones H (2009). Editors of Arsenic pollution and remediation: an international perspective. Reviews in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197 Springer Science & Business Media, New York, USA.

Garelick H, Jones H, Dybowska A, Valsami-Jones E. (2009). Arsenic pollution sources. In Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197 17-60 Arsenic pollution and remediation: an international perspective (Ed. Garelick H. and Jones H.).

Jones H, Visoottiviseth P, Bux MK, Földényi R, Kováts N, Borbély G , Galbács Z (2009) Case Reports: Arsenic Pollution in Thailand, Bangladesh and Hungary. In Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 197 Special Volume on Arsenic pollution and remediation: an international perspective (Ed. Garelick H. and Jones H.).

Garelick H and Jones H (2008) Mitigating arsenic pollution: bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. Chemistry International 30 7-12.

Patel J, Ball DJ & Jones H. (2008) Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions. Accident analysis and prevention 40 (1) 392-395.

Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E and Garelick H (2007) Evaluation Of The Potential Of Iron-Based Hydrotalcite-Like Compounds For The Removal Of Arsenic (V) From Water. Almaty. No.5(49). Ecoanalytica of Central Asia 10th -13th October, 2007. Al Farabi University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Green C, Donner E, Faulkner H, Garelick H, Jones H, Revitt M, Scholes L. (2007) Water and Health. In: 'Sustainable Water: Chemical Science Priorities' Ed. Hardy,J. Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

Patel, J, Ball, DJ & Jones, H. (2007) Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions. Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) UK Chapter Conference. Risk Perception: Current Theories and Debates University of Nottingham, UK. September 2007.

Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E and Garelick H (2007) Evaluation of arsenic (V) removal from water by hydrotalcite-like compounds. 7th Annual General Meeting of the UK-Chinese Association of Resources and Environment (CARE) 7-8th September, Greenwich, London.

Scholes L, Mensah R, Revitt DM & Jones RH (2007). An investigation of urban water and sediment ecotoxicity in relation to metal concentrations. Proceedings of the 8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Book series, Vol. 12 Morrison, Gregory M.; Rauch, Sébastien (Eds.) Springer Press.

Soonthornchaikul N, Garelick H, Jones H, Jacobs J, Ball, D. & Choudhury, M. (2006) Resistance to three antimicrobial agents of Campylobacter isolated from organically- and intensively-reared chickens purchased from retail outlets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 27 (2) 125-130.

Garelick H, Bollinger JC, Caussy DH, Dybowska A, Ellis JB, Feldman J. Jones H, Bux MD, Priest N, Shevah Y, Valsami-Jones E, Visoottiviseth, P (2005). Remediation technologies for the removal of arsenic from water and wastewater. IUPAC General Assembly. 13-14 August Beijing. China.

Garelick, H. & Jones R.H. (2005) “Water Quality” in: Environmental and Ecological Chemistry, edited by Sabljic, A. in Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), UNESCO, Paris. Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK.

Garelick H & Jones H. (2005) Remediation Technologies for the Removal of Arsenic from Water and Wastewater. Chemistry International 27 4.

Revitt, DM, Shutes, RBE, Jones, RH, Forshaw, M and Winter, B (2004). The performances of vegetative treatment systems for highway runoff during dry and wet conditions. The Science of the Total Environment 334/335 261-270.

Page, A., Jones, H. and Jacobs, J. (2004). Academic Needs and Academic Support for Students on Foundation Certificates and Higher National Certificates/Diplomas. Improving Student Learning: Diversity and Inclusivity: The 12th Improving Student Learning Symposium. Birmingham.

Revitt DM, Shutes RBE, Jones RH, Forshaw M & Winter B (2003) Practical experiences of the use of vegetated ponds for the treatment of highway runoff. In: Pratt, C J, Davies, J W, Newman, A P and Perry, J L (Eds) Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Sustainable Drainage, Coventry University, ISBN 1 903818 27 3, pp.19-29.

Page, A & Jones, H. (2002) Academic needs and Academic Support for Students on Foundation Certificates and Higher National Certificates/Diplomas. Teaching & Learning Projects (Ed. Haynes, M.) Middlesex University, UK.

Jones, R.H. (2001) The development of assays for the determination of aluminium body-burden in man. Technical Reports nos. 1-7 Department of Health, Skipton House, London, UK.

Jones R.H. (2001) Landfill leaching studies, including leaching to ground water, soil and plants (perpetual spinach) In Evaluation of biosafety of lead substitutes in the manufacture of unleaded crystal glass. EU-CRAFT project BRST-CT97-5122.

S Chong, H Garelick, H Jones, N Llewellyn, DM Revitt RBE Shutes, P Worrall and D Brewer (1998) Constructed wetlands for the treatment of airport runoff. IAWQ Specialist Group on the Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control Newsletter, No.17, 8-11.

Jones, R.H. Revitt, D.M., Shutes, R.B.E. & Ellis, J.B. (1997) The ecotoxicological assessment of hydrocarbons in an urban aquatic system. In Toxic impacts of wastes in the aquatic environment. Eds. Tapp, J.F., Wharfe, J.R., Hunt, S.M. Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publication.193 188-199.

Ellis JB, Jones RH, Revitt, DM and Shutes, RBE. (1996) A statistical approach to the ecotoxicological assessment of urban aquatic systems. In: SIEKER,F and VERWORN, H-R (Ed.) Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage. Hannover, Germany. (, Vol. II, 683-688. J

Jones R.H. (1995) Ecotoxicological impacts of oil-derived pollutants in urban-receiving waters. PhD thesis, Middlesex University, London UK.

Jones R.H., Revitt D.M & Shutes, R.B.E. (1994) Oil derived pollutants in urban receiving waters. In 6th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

JB Ellis, RH Jones, Revitt, DM and RB Shutes (1993). Ecotoxicological impacts of hydrocarbons in an urban aquatic environment In: Marsalek J and Torno HC (Eds.). Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. on Urban Storm Drainage, Seapoint Publishing, British Columbia, Canada. Vol.ll, 488-493

Jones, R.H. & Revitt, D.M. (1992) The effects of hydrocarbons on the freshwater ecology of A. aquaticus. Joint Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC, Europe) and the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS) Potsdam, Germany. J

ones R.H., Ellis J.B., Revitt D.M. & Shutes R.B.E. (1992) "Ecotoxicological Modelling of Oil Pollution in Urban Receiving Waters" Technical reports No.1-5 English Nature formerly Nature conservancy council, UK..

Jones R.H. (1991) "Hydrocarbon profiles of water and sediment in an urban catchment" In Urban Runoff and Effects upon Receiving Basins" 2nd European Postgraduate Workshop University of Essen, Germany.

Languages spoken


  • Chemistry
  • Environmental pollution
  • Research methods
  • Water and wastewater treatment

Huw Jones is a graduate of King's College London. Here he subsequently worked with the Water Research Centre on the effects of heavy metals on nitrogen fixation in agricultural soils via the agency of Rhizobium bacteria. At Middlesex University, where he obtained his PhD, he has investigated the use of macroinvertebrate tissues and developed novel field biomonitoring and statistical techniques to assess the ecotoxicology of hydrocarbons in freshwater.

Since then he has worked as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in a range of environment and human health issues, specialising in applying his knowledge of chemistry and statistical analysis. He worked with British Airports Authority at London's Heathrow Airport on the development of reed-bed systems for the treatment of pollutants associated with runway runoff and on similar systems for road runoff treatment at the Newbury by-pass. Since then he has worked with the lead crystal glass industry on risk associated with lead and the use of substitute metals including barium and bismuth. He continues to collaborate with the ceramics industry on toxicity of respirable crystalline silica where he provides data analysis guidance. He has also worked on the biokinetics of aluminium and plutonium in the human body as well as analysis of constituents and contaminants of herbal medicines. A Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, he is now a leader in facilitating remediation/mitigation strategies for arsenic contamination in drinking water, a major public health issue in many countries.

Key skills

  • Analytical Chemistry (GC/MS, LC-MS, ICP-OES, AMS and radiochemistry, AAS-hydride generation)
  • Environmental Pollution (heavy metals, organics, use of microtoxreg; for sediment toxicity)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (expert knowledge in statistical software, experimental design, visualisation of data, multiple regression, time series)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment (conventional and vegetative systems, arsenic treatment)

Recent activities with academics and businesses have focussed on offering advice on methodologies on how to analyse existing data as well as on experimental design robustness (sample sizes/ randomness/ representativeness / realism) as well as presentation of effective visualisation of outputs of quantitative information.