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.
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.
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Member of the American Chemical Society
Publications and scholarly activity
Revitt DM, Tuckwell R, Garelick H, Jones H & Lundy, L (2017) The fate of bezafibrate, carbamazepine, ciprofloxacin and clarithromycin in the wastewater treatment process. In: 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage, 10-15 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.
Popoola S, Jones H & Purchase D (2017) Enhanced vermiremediation of hydrocarbon contamination using biosurfactant. In: Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 27th Annual Meeting 7-11 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
Loizidou, E & Jones, H (2017) Teaching atomic structure as a threshold concept in chemistry for biologists. In: 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 02-06 Apr 2017, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Appiah S, Revitt M, Jones H, Vu M, Simmonds M, Bell C (2017) Antiinflammatory and Hepatoprotective Medicinal Herbs as Potential Substitutes for Bear Bile. International Review of Neurobiology [doi.org/10.1016/bs.irn.2017.02.008] (full citation to follow)
Appiah S, Lawley B, Vu M, Bell C & Jones H (2017) Evaluation of the effectiveness of Eladi Keram for the treatment of Acne vulgaris: a randomised controlled pilot study. European Journal of Integrative Medicine 12 38–43 [doi: 10.1016/j.eujim.2017.04.004]
Egede EJ, Jones H, Cook B, Purchase D & Mouradov A (2016) Application of Microalgae and Fungal-Microalgal Associations for Wastewater Treatment pp.143-181. In Fungal Biology, Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology, Purchase D (ed.) Springer Nature, Switzerland. [doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42852-9_7]
Rooprai HK, Martin AJ, King A, Appadu UD, Jones H, Selway RP, Gullan RW & Pilkington GJ (2016) Comparative gene expression profiling of ADAMs, MMPs, TIMPs, EMMPRIN, EGF-R and VEGFA in low grade meningioma. International Journal of Oncology 49 (6) 2309-2318 ISSN 1791-2423 [doi.org/10.3892/ijo.2016.3739]
Nurdillayeva R & Jones H (2016) Editors of Integrated Water Cycle Management: а multilingual glossary - English-Russian-Kazakh Qazag University Publishing House, Almaty, Kazakhstan. ISBN 978-601-04-1679-6
Pantoja Munoz L, Purchase D, Jones H, Raab A, Urgast D, Feldmann J & Garelick H (2016) The mechanisms of detoxification of As(III), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) and As(V) in the microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Aquatic Toxicology 175 56-72 [doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2016.02.020]
Sniecinska-Cooper AM, Iles RK, Butler SA, Jones H, Bayford R & Dimitriou D (2015) Abnormal secretion of melatonin and cortisol in relation to sleep disturbances in children with Williams syndrome Sleep Medicine 16 (1) 94–100 [doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.09.003])
Revitt DM, Balogh T & Jones H (2015) Sorption behaviours and transport potentials for selected pharmaceuticals and triclosan in two sterilised soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments 15 594-606 ISSN 1439-0108 [doi:10.1007/s11368-014-1025-y]
Pantoja Munoz L, Purchase D, Jones H, Feldmann J & 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. ISSN 17599660 [doi: 10.1039/C3AY41629A]
Jones H (2014) Meta-analysis and its Application to Water Management. In Integrated Water Cycle Management in Kazakhstan. pp 90-94 Eds Meyer B. C. & L. Lundy. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Publishing House, Almaty, Kazakhstan. ISBN 978-601-04-0900-2
Garelick H, Jones H & Wildeboer D (2014) Sampling strategies. In Integrated Water Cycle Management in Kazakhstan. pp 69-71 Eds Meyer BC. & Lundy L. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Publishing House, Almaty, Kazakhstan. ISBN 978-601-04-0900-2
Garelick H, Jones H & Wildeboer D (2014) Monitoring of Water Quality and Pollution Levels pp 72-78 In: Integrated Water Cycle Management in Kazakhstan. pp 72-78 Eds Meyer BC & Lundy L Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Publishing House, Almaty, Kazakhstan. ISBN 978-601-04-0900-2
Pantoja L, Purchase D, Jones H & Garelick H. (2014) The Mechanisms of Arsenic Bioremediation from Water by the green microalga Chlorella vulgaris. Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 17th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium and TraceSpec Tandem Conference Aberdeen, Scotland; 31st August - 4th September 2014
Revitt DM, Balogh T & Jones H (2013) Soil mobility of surface applied polyaromatic hydrocarbons in response to simulated rainfall. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21 4209-4219 ISSN 0944-1344 [doi 10.1007/s11356-013-2231-7]
Pantoja Muñoz L, Jones H, Gallal H, Burkitbaev, M & 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 [doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1891-7]
Pantoja Munoz L, Purchase D, Jones H & Garelick H (2012) The occurrence of Arsenic-Glutathione complexes in Chlorella vulgaris: offline elemental (ICP-MS) and molecular (ES-MS) mass spectrometric detection for liquid chromatographic separation. 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting. 20th - 24th May , Berlin, Germany.
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. 20th - 24th May , Berlin, Germany.
Trivedi DK, Jones H, Shah A & 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. [doi: 10.4172/2157-7064.1000144]
Balogh T, Revitt M, Jones H & Lundy L (2011) Factors influencing the infiltration of pharmaceuticals through soils. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. 11-16th September, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Tuckwell R, Revitt M, Garelick H, Jones H & Ellis B (2011) Sources and pathways for pharmaceuticals in the urban water environment. 12th International Conference on Urban Drainage. 11-16th September, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Jiang Y, Jones H, Garelick H & 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. [doi:10.1080/15226514.2010.525560]
Jones H & 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). ISBN 978-5-903435-92-0
Appiah S, Wildeboer D, Hewitt, M, Jones H, & Page A (2010). Official Guide to Citation and Referencing: Department of Natural Sciences, Middlesex University, UK.
Garelick H & Jones H (2009). Editors of Arsenic pollution and remediation: an international perspective. Springer Science & Business Media, New York, USA.
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. [doi:10.1080/15226510802363220]
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. & 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.)
Adeyemi A, Scholes LNL , Revitt DM, Jones H & Faulkner HP (2009) The xenobiotic impact of sedimentary metals in an urban river. International Conference on Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle (Proceedings of) 11-13th March 2009, Paphos, Cyprus.
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 – 12th November 2009, Lisbon, Portugal.
Patel J, Ball DJ & Jones H (2008) Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions. Accident analysis and prevention 40 (1) 392-395. [doi:10.1016/j.aap.2007.07.006]
Garelick H & Jones H (2008) Mitigating arsenic pollution: bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. Chemistry International 30 7-12.
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.
Scholes L, Mensah R, Revitt DM & Jones RH (2007). An investigation of urban water and sediment ecotoxicity in relation to metal concentrations. Morrison, Gregory M.; Rauch, Sébastien (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Book Series 12 359-370 Springer, New York. ISBN 978-1-4020-6010-6
Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E & 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.
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. September 2007, University of Nottingham, UK.
Chang W, Jones H, Valsami-Jones E & 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.
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. [doi:10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2005.09.020]
Garelick H & Jones RH (2005) “Water Quality” in: Environmental and Ecological Chemistry, Sabljic A. (Ed.) in Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (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.
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.Proceedings of 43rd IUPAC General Assembly. 13-14th August, Beijing. China.
Page A, Jones H & 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, 6-8th Sept, Birmingham, UK.
Revitt DM, Shutes RBE, Jones RH, Forshaw M & 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. [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.04.046]
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 AP & Perry JL (Eds) Proceedings of the 2nd National Conference on Sustainable Drainage pp.19-29, Coventry University, UK. ISBN 1 903818 27 3
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 RH (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.
Jones RH (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 H (1999) The leaching of crystal glass in landfill and plant uptake. 11th Technical Exchange Conference of the International Crystal Federation. 11th September, La Petite Pierre, France.
Chong S, Garelick H, Jones H, Llewellyn N, Revitt DM, Shutes RBE, Worrall P & Brewer D (1998) Constructed wetlands for the treatment of airport runoff. IAWQ Specialist Group on the Use of Macrophytes in Water Pollution Control Newsletter 17 8-11.
Jones RH, Revitt DM, Shutes, RBE & Ellis JB (1997) The ecotoxicological assessment of hydrocarbons in an urban aquatic system. In Toxic impacts of wastes in the aquatic environment. Eds. Tapp JF, Wharfe JR & Hunt SM Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publication 193 188-199. ISBN 0854047816
Ellis JB, Jones RH, Revitt DM & Shutes RBE. (1996) A statistical approach to the ecotoxicological assessment of urban aquatic systems. In Sieker F & Verworn H-R (Ed.) Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage. Hannover, Germany. pp 683-688.
Jones RH, Revitt DM & Shutes RBE (1994) Oil derived pollutants in urban receiving waters. In 6th International Conference on Urban Storm Drainage Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Ellis JB, Jones RH, Revitt DM & RB Shutes (1993). Ecotoxicological impacts of hydrocarbons in an urban aquatic environment In Marsalek J & Torno HC (Eds.). Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. on Urban Storm Drainage, Seapoint Publishing, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Vol.ll 488-493 ISBN 1-55056-254-1
Jones RH & Revitt DM (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.
Jones RH, Ellis JB, Revitt DM & Shutes RBE (1992) "Ecotoxicological Modelling of Oil Pollution in Urban Receiving Waters" Technical reports No.1-5 Natural England (formerly Nature Conservancy Council), UK.
Jones RH (1991) "Hydrocarbon profiles of water and sediment in an urban catchment" In Urban Runoff and Effects upon Receiving Basins" 2nd European Workshop University of Essen, Germany.
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)
Futughe, Anthony Esimajemite and Jones, Huw and Purchase, Diane (2023) A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for the sustainable treatment of PAH‑contaminated soil. Environmental Geochemistry and Health . ISSN 0269-4042 (Published online first)
Pantoja Munoz, Leonardo and Gonzalez Baez, Alejandra and Purchase, Diane and Jones, Huw and Garelick, Hemda (2022) Release of microplastic fibres and fragmentation to billions of nanoplastics from period products: preliminary assessment of potential health implications. Environmental Science: Nano , 9 (2). pp. 606-620. ISSN 2051-8153
Futughe, Anthony and Purchase, Diane and Jones, Huw (2020) Phytoremediation using native plants. In: Phytoremediation. Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences. Shmaefsky, Brian R. , ed. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 285-327. ISBN 9783030000981 (Published online first)
Futughe, Anthony and Jones, Huw and Purchase, Diane (2018) A novel technology of solarization and phytoremediation enhanced with biosurfactant for sustainable treatment of PAH-contaminated soil. In: 15th International Phytotechnology Conference, 01-05 Oct 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia.