Education & qualifications:
Representation on National and International committees
Membership of learned societies and professional organisations:
Research supervision, Teaching and Assessment
Research and development and scholarly activity
A long term interest in public health, with particular focuses on health and hygiene aspects of water and sanitation systems. I have led research in the areas of water pollution control environmental microbiology and bio-remediation. This involves the investigation of health aspects of chemical and microbial pollution, in particular, the fate of antibiotic resistant microorganisms in the environment and in food.
My interest in pollution affecting poor societies has also led me to investigate the problem of arsenic pollution in drinking water. Arsenic currently threatens millions of people in West Bengal and Bangladesh, as a result of their exposure to contaminated groundwater. Major problems have also been identified in some areas in the USA and China and South America. The research I have carried out at Middlesex included the investigation of specific remediation technologies based on adsorption processes and a critical review of the available processes for remediation and mitigation.
My research work highlighted the need for professionals in the fields of environmental and public health to understand, confront, tackle complexity and work across boundaries. The capacity to assimilate and integrate information from different sources and critically analyse options are essential skills in enabling and taking leadership roles in implementing sustainable solutions. This is particularly important at the post graduate level. My experience and expertise has been very influential in my contributions to curriculum development and the establishment of Masters and Doctorates in Professional Studies (MProf/DProf) which are equivalent to MPhil/ PhD but which are designed to address the need of professional at the work place. The candidates I supervise are very senior professionals and most of the research and development involves high level strategic developments.
Selected recent publications (since 2005)
Peer reviewed papers
Pantoja M. L., Purchase D, Jones H, Feldmann J and Garelick H* (2015) The involvement of Glutathione, Phytochelatins and their transport systems in the detoxification of As(III), As(V) and DMA in Chlorella vulgaris . In preparation.
Rüdel H*, Díaz Muñiz C, Garelick H, Kandile NG, Miller BW, Pantoja Munoz L, Peijnenburg WJGM, Purchase D, Shevah Y, van Sprang P, Vijver M, Vink JPO(2015). Consideration of the bioavailability of metal/metalloid species in freshwaters: experiences regarding the implementation of biotic ligand model-based approaches in risk assessment frameworks, Accepted for publication inEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research.
Leonardo Pantoja Munoz, Diane Purchase, Huw Jones, Jorg Feldmann and Hemda Garelick* (2014). Enhanced determination of As-phytochelatin complexes in Chlorella vulgaris using focused sonication for extraction of water-soluble species. Anal. Methods, 2014, 6 (3), 791 - 797
M. L. Pantoja, H. Jones, H. Garelick*, H. G. Mohamedbakr, M. Burkitbaev. (2013). The removal of arsenate from water using iron modified diatomite complex (D-Fe): isotherm and column experiments. Environ Sci Pollut Res DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1891-7.
Emeka A. Okoroma, Diane Purchase*, Hemda Garelick, Roger Morris, Michael H. Neale, Otto Windl and Oduola O. Abiola. (2013). Enzymatic formulation capable of degrading scrapie prion under mild digestion conditions. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68099. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068099
Kördel W, Garelick H Gawlik BM, Kandile NG, Peijnenburg WJGM, Rüdel H. (2013). Substance-related environmental monitoring strategies regarding soil, groundwater and surface water — an overview . Environ Sci Pollut Res. DOI 10.1007/s11356-013-1531-2
Cantas H*, Cavaco L, Manaia C, Virta M, Walsh F, Popowska M, Qaswar SAS, Garelick H, Bürgmann H, and Sørum H. (2013). A multidisciplinary review on the antibiotic resistance problem and re-thinking strategies. Accepted for publication is Frontiers in Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy
OkoromaE, GarelickH, AbiolaO, Purchase D* (2012) Identification and characterisation of a Bacillus licheniformis strain with profound keratinase activity for degradation of melanised feather. Journal of Biodegradation and Bioremediation 74:54–60 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0964830512002028
Weller G, Margaret Volante M, Garelick H. (2011)Power Participation and Partnership: Methodological reflection on researching professional doctorate candidates experiences of researching in the workplace.. Work Based Learning e-Journal,
Jiang Y, Purchase D, JonesH, Garelick H. (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
Adeyemi A, Garelick H, Priest ND (2010) A biokinetic model to describe the distribution and excretion of arsenic by man following acute and chronic intakes of arsenite/arsenate compounds by ingestion. Human & Experimental Toxicology published online 10 March 2010. DOI: 10.1177/0960327110364912. http://het.sagepub.com/content/29/11/891.full.pdf
Weller G and Garelick H and Naylor D and Sherry R. (2010) .Organisational involvement in supporting the learned professional. Work Based Learning e-Journal, 1 (1). pp. 106-124. ISSN 2044-7868
Soonthornchaikul N and Garelick H (2009). Antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter species isolated from edible bivalve molluscs purchased from Bangkok markets, Thailand. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 6(8): 947-951. doi:10.1089/fpd.2008.0236
Ellis JB and Garelick H (2009). Multi-criteria analysis for the assessment of options for the mitigation/remediation of arsenic in drinking water. Reviews in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 197:129-162.
Garelick H, Jones H, Dybowska A, Valsami-Jones E. (2009). Arsenic pollution sources. Reviews in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 197:17-60
Soonthornchaikul N, Ball D Garelick H. (2009). Assessment of health risk of antimicrobial resistant Campylobacter associated with the consumption of organically and intensively reared broilers. In preparation.
Adeola S, Revitt M, Shutes B, Garelick H, Jones H, Jones C (2009) Constructed Wetland Control of BOD Levels in Airport Runoff. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 11:1–10
Soonthornchaikul N, Garelick H, Jones H, Jacobs J, Ball D and Choudhury M. (2006). Resistance to three antimicrobial agents of Campylobacter isolated from intensively and organically reared chickens purchased from retail outlets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 27:125-130
Sneddon R, Garelick H, Valsami-Jones E. (2005). Arsenic (V) removal from aqueous solutions by hydroxylapatite bone char. Mineralogical Magazine 69:769-780.
Garelick H, Dybowska A, Valsami-Jones E and Priest N. (2005). Remediation Technologies for Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Waters. Journal of Soils & Sediments 5:182–190
Journal editorship (special issue)
H Garelick, B Miller, W Peijnenburg (2014) – editors of a special issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry, (2014) Environmental Chemistry. 44th IUPAC Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-16 August 2013.
Garelick, Hemda; Miller, Bradley ; Peijnenburg, Willie (2014) 44th IUPAC Congress: Environmental Chemistry. Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 86, Issue 7 (Jul 2014), pp. 1083-1256 Published Online: 07/07/2014. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/pac.2014.86.issue-7/issue-files/pac.2014.86.issue-7.xml
Garelick H and Jones H (editors) (2009). Remediation technologies for the removal of arsenic from water and wastewater. Externally Reviewed and Accepted for publication as a special issue in Reviews in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol 197.Springer.
Refereed Conference presentations
Garelick H, Weller G, Page A. (2014) .What is the role of Doctoral level CPD in professional organisations? 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates(ICPD-4), the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 10th & 11th April., 2014
Isimekhai K.A, Watt .J, Garelick .H, Purchase .D (2014). Perception of Workers at an Improper Electronic Waste Recycling Site in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Poster presentation: 23rd Annual meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis. "Analysis and governance of risks beyond boundaries". Istanbul, Turkey, 16 - 18 June 2014. Won the best poster prize
Leonardo Pantoja, Diane Purchase, Huw Jones, Jörg Feldmann and Hemda Garelick (2014). The Mechanisms of Arsenic bioremediation from water by the Green Microalgae Chlorella vulgaris.
Oral presentation: THE BNASS / TraceSpec Tandem Conference Aberdeen, Scotland; 31st August - 4th September 2014
Pantoja L, Garelick H*, Purchase D and Jones H. Arsenic Chelation, The meeting of Two Kingdoms
Poster presentation: Malta Vi Frontiers of Science: Research and Education in the Middles East. November 10-15, 2013, Malta.
Pantoja L, Garelick H., Purchase D., Jones H (2013). Arsenic Chelation, The Meeting of Two Kingdoms. Presented at the Bioavailability of Metals, Metalloids and Organic Contaminants in the Environment symposium at 44th IUPAC Congress - Clean Energy Through Chemistry, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey 12-16 August 2013.
Pantoja L, Garelick H., Purchase D., Jones H (2012). The occurrence of Arsenic-Glutathione complexes in Chlorella vulgaris: off-line elemental (ICP-MS) and molecular (ES-MS) detection for HPLC separation . 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting in the Estrel hotel in Berlin from 20-24 May 2012
Tuckwell R, Revitt, Huw Jones and Hemda Garelick. (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 in the Estrel hotel in Berlin from 20-24 May 2012
Garelick H, Weller G (2012) Reflections on recognition and accreditation of learning towards a professional doctorate programme. 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates(ICPD-3), Florence, UK 2-3 April 2012
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 (2011) 11-16 September,
Okoroma, E.A, Purchase D., Garelick H., Morris R. and Abiola O. 2011. Degradation of infective prion protein by a novel enzymatic composition. PRION 2011, Montreal, 16-19 May, 2011.
Okoroma E A., Purchase D., Garelick H. and Abiola O. 2011. A novel enzymatic composition effective for prion degradation. Society for General Microbiology Spring Conference, Harrogate, 11-14 April, 2011.
Weller G, Margaret Volante M, Garelick H. (2011)Power Participation and Partnership: Methodological reflection on researching professional doctorate candidates experiences of researching in the workplace. 2nd International Conference on Professional Doctorates (ICPD-2) Edinburgh, UK 20-21 April 2011
Weller G and Garelick H and Naylor D and Sherry R. (2009). Organisational involvement in supporting the learned professional. .International Conference on Professional Doctorates. London, UK, 9-10 November, 2009.
Okoroma, E.A, Purchase D., Garelick H., Jen A., Morris R. and Abiola O. 2009. Degradation of scrapie infected brain homogenate by a novel bacterial keratinase. Prion 2009, Chalkidiki, Greece, 23-25 September 2009.
Okoroma E A., Purchase D., Garelick H. and Abiola O. 2009. Temperature and pH interaction in keratinase production of a novel feather degrading bacteria. 10th International Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology, Uppsala, Sweden, 15-19 June 2009.
Okoroma EA, Purchase D., Garelick H., Abiola A. and Abiola O. 2009. Keratinases and Prion inactivation: Possibilities from keratin degradation. Canada 3rd Annual Prion Research Conference PrPCANADA 2009, Alberta, Canada, 1-3 March 2009.
Okoroma E A., Purchase D., Garelick H. and Abiola O. 2009. Bacterial Keratinase: Prospects for prion degradation. Society for General Microbiology Meeting, Harrogate, 30 Mar- 2 Apr 2009.
Garelick H, Page A and Weller G. (2008). Work Based Learning for the Development of the Chemistry Professional. 2nd International IUPAC conference on Green Chemistry. Moscow- St. Petersburg. Russia. Sept 14-19.
Okoroma E A., Purchase D., Garelick H. and Abiola O. 2008. Keratinase production by proteolytic microorganisms in activated sludge and farmyard waste. 163rd Society for General Microbiology Meeting, Ireland, 8-11 September 2008.
Garelick H, Rounce K and Garnnet J (2007). The development of Work Based Learning for Sustainable Environmental Education. presented at "47th World Environmental Education Congress" Durban, South Africa http://www.weec2007.com/ . 2nd -6th July 2007.
Purchase D, Garelick H, Okoroma E, Christen H, Abiola O. (2007). Keratin degradation by proteolytic microorganisms isolated from activated sludge and farmyard manure: possible application in decontamination of prion protein. 9th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology - BAGECO 9", 23 -27 June 200,7 Wernigerode, Germany.
Adeola A Revitt M, Shutes. B, Garelick H and Jones J.2006. A combined constructed wetland and aerated pond system for the treatment of airport runoff: operational issues. 10th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control, 23-29th Sept 2006. Lisbon Portugal
Mitchell,P.I., Bowden, L,. León Vintró,L , García-TenorioR, Garelick H, Holm E, Kovács T, Kovats N, Priest N Salbu B, Skipperud Land TamponnetC (2005). Existing competence and infrastructure in relation to radiation protection, radiochemistry and radioecology training at postgraduate level within the EU and new entrant States. Prsented at the 3rd international conference on education and training in radiological protection, ETRAP2005, 23-25 November 2005. Brussels, Belgium.
Tamponnet C, Salbu B, Skipperud L, Mitchell P, Holm E, Garcia-Tenorio R, Kovats N, Abbott A, Davids C, Garelick H, Priest N. 2005. Eurac: A project to strengthen scientific academic competence and analytical skills within radiation protection, radiochemistry and radioecology. Presented at the 3rd international conference on education and training in radiological protection, ETRAP2005, 23-25 November 2005. Brussels, Belgium.
Sneddon R, Garelick H, Valsami-Jones E. (2005). Arsenic (V) removal from aqueous solutions by hydroxylapatite and incinerated bone meal. Poster presentation at the Mineralogical Society Winter Conference "Environmental Mineralogy Geochemistry& Human Health" Bath Spa University January 6-7th 2005. Bath, UK.
Invited Conference Presentations
Garelick H (2013)- The emergence of antimicrobials resistance as a global risk to health. World Environmental Health Day , Thursday September 26th 2013, CIEH, Chadwick Court, , London. SE1 8DJ
Garelick H, Page A, Weller G. (2011) Distance Learning and Work Based Learning for the Development of the Industry Professional. STAR Stakeholder Workshop on Education and Training Supply in Radioecology, November 15th- 16th, Voksenåsen, Oslo
Garelick H, Tuckwell R, Balough T, Revitt M, (2011). Investigating the sources and fate of pharmaceuticals in the water and soil environment: a continuous challenge. 43rd IUPAC Congress - Chemistry Bridging Innovation among the Americas and the World. San Juan, Puerto Rico 30 July- 5 August 2011.
Garelick H (chair). (2008). Round-table discussion: examination of the environmental context for "Green Chemistry" and its relationship with the subject area of "Environmental Chemistry". 2nd International IUPAC conference on Green Chemistry. Moscow- St. Petersburg. Russia. Sept 14-19.
Garelick, H. UK, (chair), J.C Bollinger, France,D.H Caussy, India A. Dybowska, UK,), J.B Ellis, UK, J. Feldman, UK H Jones, UK, B. Khoda, Bangladesh N. Priest, UK, Y. Shevah, Israel, E. Valsami-Jones, UK, P Visoottiviseth, Thailand (2005). Remediation technologies for the removal of arsenic from water and wastewater. Presented at the IUPAC General Assembly. 13-14 August Beijing. China.
Garelick H and Ellis JB (2005). Multi-criteria analysis for the assessment of options for the mitigation/remediation of arsenic in drinking water. Presented at the International Workshop on Arsenic Contamination and Safe Water. 11-13 December 2005. Dhaka.Bangladesh.
Garelick H and Rounce K. (2005). Work Based Learning for the Environmental Community. Presented to the annual general meeting of the committee of head of Environmental Science. University of Ulster.. 17-18 March 2005. Portrush, Northern Ireland, UK
Garelick H and Jones H. (2008). Mitigating Arsenic Pollution: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice. Chemistry International Vol 30 No 4. July August 2008. http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2008/3004/2_garelick.html
Book Series and book chapters for NETWATER TEMPUS project
Editorial Board: Prof Gustavo Capanelli, Prof Gennady Pavlikin, Prof Niklay Popov and Prof Hemda Garelick.
Book chapters for IWEB TEMPUS project
In the book: Meyer B and Lundy L (2014) "Integrated Water Cycle Management in Kazakhstan"
Other Book chapters
H. G. Mohamedbakr, M. Burkitbayev, H Garelick. (2012). The Use of diatomite based sorbent material for the removal of radionuvleides, heavy metals and metalloids from contaminated water and wastewater. In: Environmental Radioactivity in Central Aia. Eds: M Burkitbayev and J Lehto. Almatay "Kazah Univeristy 2012.
Hemda Garelick and Elli Georgiadou. 2011. Research Methods, Research Design and Project Management. In: Ed: Elli Georgiadou and Chris Sadler "Research Methods and Project Management. Textbook for the Master Programme "Complex Usage of Water Resource". Joint Project TEMPUS "Network for Mater Training In Technology of Water Resource Management" (NETWATER).Tambov.
Ivana Mahrikova, Stefan Stanko, Ivona Skultetyova, Hemda Garelick 2011. In: Wastewater Treatment . In Water Ecology and Human Impact. Joint Project TEMPUS "Network for Mater Training in Technology of Water Resource Management" (NETWATER).Tambov.
Rounce K, Garelick H, Vernon L and Portwood D. 2005. The development of a Doctorate in Professional Studies in Health. In: Work-Based Learning in Health Care: Applications and Innovations. Editors: Rounce K and Workman B. Kingsham Press. UK
Popular book chapter
Hemda Garelick. (2012) .Safe Water. in Travellers Health: How to stay healthy abroad. Ed: Richard Dawood. Oxford University Press. Oxford. UK.
Garelick K and Weller G. (2010). Evaluation Study of the Accredited Manager Scheme Pilot Project. Report to the Institute for Healthcare Management.
Garelick H and Choonara A. (2007) Fabs fudge-: potential for development. Report to the
North London Chamber of Commerce.
Soonthornchaikul N and Garelick H. (2007). Exposure of consumers to Campylobacter including antimicrobial resistant isolates following the consumption of bivalve molluscs. Report to Faculty of Public Health , Thammasat University, Thailand.
Green C, Donner E, Faulkner H, Garelick H, Jones H, Revitt M, Scholes L. (2007) Water and Health. In: 'Sustainable Water: Chemical Science Priorities' Royal Society of Chemistry report chapter 6 http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Policy/Documents/water.asp
Priest N, Salbu B, Skipperud L and Garelick H (2007). Course materials and syllabi for the master of science in radiological protection, radiochemistry and radioecology (deliverables d 22.214.171.124, d 126.96.36.199, d 188.8.131.52,). Report to the European Commission.
Amabogha, Obed Nadari and Garelick, Hemda and Jones, Huw and Purchase, Diane (2023) Combining phytoremediation with bioenergy production: developing a multi‑criteria decision matrix for plant species selection. Environmental Science and Pollution Research . ISSN 0944-1344 (Published online first)
Dasgupta, Dipsikha and Majumder, Santanu and Adhikari, Jishnu and Ghosh, Pinaki and Purchase, Diane and Garelick, Hemda and Debsarkar, Anupam and Chatterjee, Debashis (2022) Environmental impact of e‑waste management in Indian microscale informal sectors. Environmental Science and Pollution Research . ISSN 0944-1344 (Published online first)
Gonzalez Baez, Alejandra and Pantoja Munoz, Leonardo and Garelick, Hemda and Purchase, Diane (2022) Characterization of industrially pre-treated waste printed circuit boards for the potential recovery of rare earth elements. Environmental Technology and Innovation , 27 . ISSN 2352-1864
Oluwadipe, Saeed and Garelick, Hemda and McCarthy, Simon and Purchase, Diane (2022) A critical review of household recycling barriers in the United Kingdom. Waste Management and Research , 40 (7). pp. 905-918. ISSN 0734-242X
Castro-Gutierrez, Victor and Hassard, Francis and Vu, Milan and Leitao, Rodrigo and Burczynska, Beata and Wildeboer, Dirk and Stanton, Isobel and Rahimzadeh, Shadi and Baio, Gianluca and Garelick, Hemda and Hofman, Jan and Kasprzyk-Hordern, Barbara and Kwiatkowska, Rachel and Majeed, Azeem and Priest, Sally J. and Grimsley, Jasmine and Lundy, Lian and Singer, Andrew C. and Di Cesare, Mariachiara (2022) Monitoring occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 in school populations: A wastewater-based approach. PLoS One , 17 (6). ISSN 1932-6203
Current and recent Projects (since 2005):
International Conferences organisation