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Mrs. Ruth Copeland-Phillips

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Waste Management
  • Department: Environmental Science

General information

After graduating from Durham University with BSc (hons) Biological Sciences. Ruth went on to complete a MSc at Manchester University in Pollution and Environmental Control. Ruth completed her dissertation in conjunction with the University of Thessaloniki looking at water quality in the Aliakmon river. After a couple of years travelling Ruth completed an MPhil at the University of Cranfield researching nitrate leaching and slurry applications to biomass crops, while working part time at Moulton College in Northamptonshire. Ruth joined the University of Northampton in 2003.


  • HNC Wastes Management Course Leader
  • Collaborative Activity Link Tutor for the School of Science and Technology
  • ENV2001 Contaminated Land
  • ENV2034 Mechanical Biological Thermal treatment of wastes
  • ENV2014 Air and Water
  • ENV4006 Dissertation Supervisor
  • ENVM009 Wastes Management
  • ENVM024 Environmental and Wastes Management Legislation
  • ENVM023 Land Contamination and Disposal
  • ENVM011 Dissertation tutor
  • HNC Wastes Management Distance Learning tutor
  • BSc Environmental Pollution and Control Distance Learning Tutor


  • Contaminated land (in particular bioremediation)
  • Water pollution (organic and eutrophication)/ biological indicators of quality
  • Biomass crops
  • Nitrate leaching from agricultural land
  • Waste minimisation


Jump to: 2017


  1. Foster, I. D. L., Boardman, J., Collins, A. L., Copeland-Phillips, R., Kuhn, N. J., Mighall, T. M., Pulley, S. and Rowntree, K. M. (2017) The potential for gamma-emitting radionuclides to contribute to an understanding of erosion processes in South Africa. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. 375, pp. 29-34. 2199-899X.
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