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Helen Watson

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Research Assistant
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK


Helen completed her academic study at the University of Aberdeen and then began her career at the Institute in 1998. She is an experienced technical assistant with both field and laboratory based skills.

Current research interests

She is responsible for mentoring and coordinating technical staff, their skills and the available resources to support research scientists and their associated projects with the catchment management group.


  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Watson, H.A.; Delbos, E.M.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Monteith, D. (2012) Volcanic ash deposition across the UK: Evidence from Environmental Change Network sites., In: Proceedings of the 2011 INEF Conference, Cambridge, UK, 25-27 July 2011. Environmental Forensics, pp181-193.

  • Zak, D.; Carstensen, M.V.; Audet, J.; Hoffmann, C.C.; Hille, S.; Knudsen, M.; Kronvang, B.; Stutter, M.I.; Stockan, J.; Watson, H. (2019) The multi-functionality of integrated buffer zones in Northwest Europe., Land Use and Water Quality (LuWQ 2019) Conference, Agriculture and the Environment, Aarhus, Denmark, 3-6 June 2019.
  • Wilkinson, M.; Quinn, P.; Addy, S.; Watson, H.; Barber, N.; Jonczyk, J.; Nicholson, A. (2014) Using a natural flood management approach to mitigate flooding, water quality and sediment problems., River Restoration: Delivering Multiple Benefits, River Restoration Centre, 15th Annual Network Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 7 and 8 May 2014. Sheffield Hallam university, Sheffield, UK, 7 and 8 May 2014
  • Watson, H.A.; Delbos, E.M.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Monteith, D. (2011) Volcanic ash in the UK: Evidence from Environmental Change Network sites., Presented at the 2nd International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference on Advances in Environmental Forensics at St. John's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 25-27 July 2011.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Stutter, M.I.; Potts, J.; Watson, H.; Abel, C.; Taylor, C.; Cook, Y. (2010) Assessment of catchment scale efficacy of diffuse pollution mitigation using turbidity probes: a cost-effective approach to monitoring in priority catchments?, Joint SAC/SEPA Biennial Conference 2010, Climate, Water and Soil: Science: Policy and Practice, Edinburgh, 31 March - 1 April 2010.
  • Stutter, M.I.; Lumsdon, D.G.; Futter, M.N.; Watson, H. (2009) Dissolved organic carbon release from UK organic soils in response to fourteen years of environmental change., In: Predicting the Future for Highly Organic Soils, British Society of Soil Science, Spring Conference, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 5-7 May 2009.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Artz, R.R.E.; Singh, B.K.; Langan, S.J.; Watson, H.; Cook, Y.; Taylor, C.; Abel, C.; Thomas, N.; Reid, E. (2007) Assessing the potential of stream microbial biofilm community analysis to identify impacts of agricultural pollution on water quality., 11th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and the 1st Joint Meeting of the IWA Diffuse Pollution and Urban Drainage Specialist Groups, Belo Horizonte-MG, 26-31 August 2007.
  • Stutter, M.; Deeks, L.; Billet, M.F.; Bengough, A.G.; Zhang, X.; Young, I.M.; Crawford, J.W.; Watson, H.; Edwards, A. (2002) Solute transport through natural upland soils., Biogeomon 2002, 4th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour, Reading, August 2002.

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