Fiona Sturgeon

ICP Section Lead
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
T: +44 (0)1224 395351

I am the ICP Section Lead, responsible for the ICP Lab in the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences Group. I have been working in the ICP Lab for eleven years and as such have vast experience in dealing with a wide variety of samples and matrices.

The ICP Lab currently consists of an Optima 5300DV Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), a Perkin Elmer Avio 500 ICP-OES, an Agilent 7700 Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) and a Perkin Elmer NexIon 2000 ICP-MS.
As well as analysis, the ICP lab can also provide digestion techniques including LiBO2 fusion and Microwave digestion.

I am able to provide analytical quotations to commercial and internal customers as well as discuss your analysitcal needs/problems and results. I am the internal contact for any issues relating to UKAS balances and am also a Fire Warden. I am currently a member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

I am also able to provide assistance in a range of water chemistry analyses including with use of theKonelab Discrete Analyser, the Dionex DX600 and the Shimadzu TOC as well as several sample digestion techniques.


Technical / contract reports

  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Donald, C.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.L.; Owen, I.J.; Newman, G.; Sturgeon, F.; White, D.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2016) Applying soil indicators at biomonitoring sites., Scottish Environment Protection Agency Commissioned Report No. TT1508, 51pp.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Lilly, A.; Bell, J.S.; Cameron, C.; Donald, C.; Fielding, D.; Green, G.; Hewison, R.H.; McIntyre, S.; Newman, G.: Nolan, A.; Owen, J.; Smith, D.; Sturgeon, F.; Thompson, C.; Towers, W.; Williams E. (2014) Ecosystem effects of long-term herbivore exclusion., SNH Contract Report.
  • Mitchell, R.J.; Beesley, L.; Briggs, R.; Cuthbert, A.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Helliwell, R.C.; Hewison, R.L.; Kerr, C.; Leith, I.D.; Owen, I.J.; Potts, J.M.; Newman, G.; Smith, D.; Shephard, L.J.; Sturgeon, F.; Taylor, A.F.S.; White, D.; Williams, A.; Williams, E.; Black, H.I.J. (2013) Testing soil quality indicators., Report to SEPA.