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Lisa Avery

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Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental and Biochemical Sciences
Environmental Microbiologist
lisa.avery@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Lisa is a senior environmental microbiologist in the Environmental and Biochemical Sciences group and leads the Centre for Human and Animal Pathogens in the Environment (HAP-E) - a cross-institute interdiscpilinary hub drawing together those working in this field. She completed a PhD in environmental (rhizosphere) microbiology in 2001 at the University of Nottingham and worked at Bangor University and Cranfield University prior to taking up her post at the Macaulay Institute at the end of 2006. In 2011 she joined the James Hutton Institute where she works primarily on prevalence and transport of faecal indicator organisms and pathogens (E. coli, Clostridia, Mycobaterium avium paratuberculosis) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). She also has expertise in water and waste treatment and resuse, in particular the use of low-tech systems in the UK and developing countries.

Current research interests

Current/recent projects include:

  • Scottish Government: "Decentralised Wastewater Treatment - Global Innovation for Sustainable Rural Communities" 2016-19
  • EU FP7 Aquavalens (Local PI) "Protecting the Health of Europeans by Improving Methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation" €8.9M 2013-18
  • NERC (with Strathclyde University): "Quantifying Spatial Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns across Urban and Rural Landscapes" NE/N019776/1 £103,801 2016-17

Bibliography

  • Wyness, A.J.; Paterson, D.M.; Defew, E.C.; Stutter, M.I.; Avery, L.M., (2018) The role of zeta potential in the adhesion of E. coli to suspended intertidal sediments., Water Research, 142, 159-166.
  • Teagasc, IST, Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Belgrade, University of Surrey, City Analysts Ltd, GPS, Desing, Fruit and Veggies, (2018) Suitability of novel technologies for determining irrigation, processing and bottled water quality. Deliverable 12.3., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP12: Food production - Water used in Food Processing and Bottled Waters, Deliverable 12.3.
  • Neill, A.J.; Tetzlaff, D.; Strachan, N.J.C.; Hough, R.L.; Avery, L.M.; Watson, H.; Soulsby, C., (2017) Using spatial-stream-network models and long-term data to understand and predict dynamics of faecal contamination in a mixed land-use catchment., Science of the Total Environment, 612, 840-852.
  • Avery, L.; Pagling, E.; Wyness, A., (2017) Exploring water DNA: Our strategy for exploiting the National Waters Inventory for Scotland DNA archive., Report to Scottish Government, March 2017.
  • López-Avilés, A.; Pedley, S.; Freire, M.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B., (2017) Deliverable D11.7 Report of users’ perceptions and expectations of technologies for rapid microbial analysis., Report for Aquavalens Project, 31 August 2017, 55pp.
  • Pagaling, E.; Avery, L., (2017) Review of approaches for microbial source tracking (MST) in waters., Report to RESAS RD 1.2.1
  • Puigdomènech, C.; Juárez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Hügler, M.; Hambsch, B.; Pitchers, R.; Eglitis, J.; Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Lindhardt, B.; Christiansen, M.P.; Albrechtsen, H.J.; Wagner, F.; Jensen, M.M.; Blanco, A.; Fuentes, C.; Bosch, A.; Appels, J.; Mühlhahn, P.; Beimfohr, C.; Martínez-Murcia, A.; Navarro, A., (2017) Deliverable D10.4: Report on the results of the analysis in the distribution network., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen Detection in Large Scale Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.4.
  • Lopez-Aviles, A,; Pedley, S.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B., (2017) Report accompanying Deliverable 11.6. Database of microbiological results, sanitary survey, health and environmental data for analysis., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP11: Small Systems: Pathogen Detection in Small Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable 11.6., 57pp.
  • Puigdomenech, C.; Juarez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Hügler, M.; Stange, C.; Hambsch, B.; Pitchers, R.; Gonzalez Fontan, L.; Eglitis, J.; Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Lindhardt, B.; Christiansen, M.P.; Albrechtsen, H.-J.; Wagner, F.B.; Lee, C.O.; Jensen, M.M.; Blanco, A.; Fuentes, C.; Bosch, A.; Appels, J.; Mühlhahn, P.; Martínez-Murcia, A.; Navarro, A., (2017) Aquavalens Project - Report on the results of the analysis in the DWTP: Deliverable D10.3., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen detection in large scale water supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.3.
  • Avery, L.M.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Puigdomènech, C.; Juárez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Albrechtsen, H-J.; Lee, C.O.; Jensen, M.M.; Hambsch, B.; Hügler, M.; Eglitis, J.; Pitchers, R., (2017) Report on the evaluation of data in comparison to "classical" data. Deliverable 10.5., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen detection in large scale water supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.5.
  • Oliver, D.M.; Hanley, N.D.; van Niekerk, M.; Kay, D.; Heathwaite, A.L.; Rabinovici, S.J.M.; Kinzelman, J.L.; Fleming, L.E.; Porter, J.; Shaikh, S.; Fish, R.; Chilton, S.; Hewitt, J.; Connolly, E.; Cummins, A.; Glenk, K.; McPhail, C.; McRory, E.; McVittie, A.; Giles, A.; Roberts, S.; Simpson, K.; Tinch, D.; Thairs, T.; Avery, L.M.; Vinten, A.J.A.; Watts, B.D.; Quilliam, R.S., (2016) Molecular tools for bathing water assessment in Europe: balancing social science research with a rapidly developing environmental science evidence-base., Ambio, 45, 52-62.
  • Avery, L.; Hough, R.L.; Potts, J.; Newman, G.; Lilly, A.; Lumsdon, D.; Abel, C.; Dodd, N.; Cook, Y.; McIntyre, S., (2016) Effect of maintenance and different raw water quality parameters on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in private water supplies in Scotland., Report CR/2012/01, to Scottish Government, 31 January 2016.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Hough, R.L.; Avery, L.M.; Maltin, C.A.; Campbell, C.D., (2015) Environmental risk factors in the incidence of Johne's disease., Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 41, 488-507.
  • Chapman, S.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Moss, A., (2015) Set of CXC adaptation indicators for peatlands. NB 11 Extent of key habitats: deep peat; NB13 Condition of key habitats: area of modified deep peat soils; NB18 annual greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions from degraded peatlands; NB22a Peatland restoration area., Report to CXC.
  • Avery, L.M.; Anchang, K.Y.; Tumwesige, V.; Strachan, N.; Goude, P.J., (2014) Potential for pathogen reduction in anaerobic digestion and biogas generation in Sub-Saharan Africa., Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 112-124.
  • Brennan, F.P.; Moynihan, E.; Griffiths, B.S.; Hillier, S.; Owen, J.; Pendlowski, H.; Avery, L.M., (2014) Clay mineral type effect on bacterial enteropathogen survival in soil., Science of the Total Environment, 468-469, 302-305.
  • Yongabi Anchang, K.; Avery, L.; Pertiwiningrum, A., (2014) A commentary on occupational infectious diseases due to agricultural practices in Sub-Saharan Africa., Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 99-111.
  • Smith, J.; Avery, L., (2014) The potential for small-scale biogas digesters in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve sustainable rural livelihoods., Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 1-3.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N., (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Helliwell, R.C.; Avery, L.; Conniff, A.; MacNay, D.; Gorman,H., (2013) Reducing pollution from forestry related activities in the Gallloway and Eskdalemuir forests: a review of best management practices to reduce diffuse pollution., CREW Report.
  • Avery, L.; Cuthbert, A.; Brennan, F.P.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Rhind, S.M., (2013) Sewer flooding guidance., CREW Report.
  • Avery, L.; Chilton, S.; Connolly, E.; Cummins, A.; Glenk, K.; Hanley, N.; Hewitt, J.; Kay, D.; McPhail, C.; McRory, E.; McVittie, A.; Oliver, D.; Quilliam, R.; Rabinovici, S.; Rahman, A.; Roberts, S.; Shaikh, S.; Simpson, K.; Stirling, N.; Thairs, T.; Tinch, D.; van Niekerk, M.; Vinten, A.; Watts, B., (2013) Delivering healthy water: building the science-policy interface to protect bathing water quality, Report from Delivering Health Water Workshop 3, Stirling, 9-10 October 2012.
  • Stephenson, T.; Reid, E.; Avery, L.M.; Jefferson, B., (2012) Media surface properties and the development of nitrifying biofilms in mixed cultures for wastewater treatment., Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 91, 321-324.
  • Avery, L.M.; Booth, P.; Campbell, C.D.; Tompkins, D.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Prevalence and survival of potential pathogens in source segregated green waste compost., Science of the Total Environment, 431, 128-138.
  • Hough, R.L.; Booth, P.; Avery, L.M.; Rhind, S.M.; Crews, C.; Bacon, J.; Campbell, C.D.; Tompkins, D., (2012) Risk assessment of the use of PAS100 green composts in sheep and cattle production in Scotland., Waste Management, 32, 117-130.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Westfield datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Stobshiel datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Overcairn datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Glenbervie datasheet, PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Halflawkiln datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - East Pitforthie datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Torr datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Ballintomb datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Quilliam, R.; Williams, A.P.; Avery, L.; Malham, S.; Jones, D., (2011) Unearthing human pathogens at the agricultural-environment interface: A review of current methods for the detection of Escherichia coli O157 in freshwater ecosystems., Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 140, 354-360.
  • Vinten, A.J.A.; Artz, R.R.E.; Thomas, N.; Potts, J.M.; Avery, L.M.; Langan, S.J.; Watson, H.; Cook, Y.; Taylor, C.; Abel, C.; Reid, E.; Singh, B.K., (2011) Comparison of microbial community assays for the assessment of stream biofilm ecology., Journal of Microbiological Methods, 85, 190-198.
  • Smith, J.; Abegaz, A.; Avery, L.M.; Balana, B.B.; Davidson, G.; Edwards, S.; Eshete, G.; Hailemichael, K.; Leckie, S.; Lemna, B.; Mahteme, Y.; Melamu, R.; Mwirigi, J.; Naik, L.; Orskov, E.R.; Pertiwiningrum, A. Subedi, M.; Tumwesige, V.; Yilma, D.; Yongabi, K.; Zenebe, G.; Mugisha, J.; Glenk, K.; Walekhwa, P.; Casson, E.; Austin, G.; Bechtel, K.; Matthews, R.; Goude, P.; Semple, S.; Strachan, N., (2011) DFID Interdisciplinary expert workshops on the potential of small-scare biogas digesters in sub-Saharan Africa., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 16-18 May 2011. Report.
  • Smith, J.; Abegaz, A.; Avery, L.; Balana, B.; Davidson, G.; Edwards, S.; Eshete, G.; Hailemichael, K.; Leckie, S.; Lemna, B; Mahteme, Y.; Melamu, R.; Mwirigi, J.; Naik, L.; Orskov, B.; Pertiwiningrum, A.; Subedi, M.; Tumwesige, V.; Yilma, D.; Yongabi, K.; Zenebe, G.; Mugisha, J.; Glenk, K.; Walekhwa, P.; Casson, E.; Austin, G.; Bechtel, K.; Matthews, R.; Goude, P.; Semple, S.; Strachan, N., (2011) The potential of small-scale biogas digesters in Sub-Saharan Africa., DFID Interdisciplinary Expert Workshop on the Potential of Small-Scale Biogas Digesters in Sub-Saharan Africa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 16-18 May 2011.
  • Liu, S.; Butler, D.; Memon, F.A.; Makropoulos, C.; Avery, L.M.; Jefferson, B., (2010) Impacts of residence time during storage on potential of water saving for grey water recycling system., Water Research, 44, 267-277.

  • Teagasc, IST, Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Belgrade, University of Surrey, City Analysts Ltd, GPS, Desing, Fruit and Veggies, (2018) Suitability of novel technologies for determining irrigation, processing and bottled water quality. Deliverable 12.3., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP12: Food production - Water used in Food Processing and Bottled Waters, Deliverable 12.3.
  • Avery, L.; Pagling, E.; Wyness, A., (2017) Exploring water DNA: Our strategy for exploiting the National Waters Inventory for Scotland DNA archive., Report to Scottish Government, March 2017.
  • López-Avilés, A.; Pedley, S.; Freire, M.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B., (2017) Deliverable D11.7 Report of users’ perceptions and expectations of technologies for rapid microbial analysis., Report for Aquavalens Project, 31 August 2017, 55pp.
  • Pagaling, E.; Avery, L., (2017) Review of approaches for microbial source tracking (MST) in waters., Report to RESAS RD 1.2.1
  • Puigdomènech, C.; Juárez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Hügler, M.; Hambsch, B.; Pitchers, R.; Eglitis, J.; Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Lindhardt, B.; Christiansen, M.P.; Albrechtsen, H.J.; Wagner, F.; Jensen, M.M.; Blanco, A.; Fuentes, C.; Bosch, A.; Appels, J.; Mühlhahn, P.; Beimfohr, C.; Martínez-Murcia, A.; Navarro, A., (2017) Deliverable D10.4: Report on the results of the analysis in the distribution network., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen Detection in Large Scale Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.4.
  • Lopez-Aviles, A,; Pedley, S.; Monteiro, S.; Santos, R.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Avery, L.; Allan, R.; Smigic, N.; Rajkovic, A.; Udovicki, B., (2017) Report accompanying Deliverable 11.6. Database of microbiological results, sanitary survey, health and environmental data for analysis., Technical Report for the European Commission CORDIS Project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP11: Small Systems: Pathogen Detection in Small Water Supplies across Europe, Deliverable 11.6., 57pp.
  • Puigdomenech, C.; Juarez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Hügler, M.; Stange, C.; Hambsch, B.; Pitchers, R.; Gonzalez Fontan, L.; Eglitis, J.; Avery, L.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Lindhardt, B.; Christiansen, M.P.; Albrechtsen, H.-J.; Wagner, F.B.; Lee, C.O.; Jensen, M.M.; Blanco, A.; Fuentes, C.; Bosch, A.; Appels, J.; Mühlhahn, P.; Martínez-Murcia, A.; Navarro, A., (2017) Aquavalens Project - Report on the results of the analysis in the DWTP: Deliverable D10.3., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen detection in large scale water supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.3.
  • Avery, L.M.; Pagaling, E.; Abel, C.; Allan, R.; Saucedo, G.; Arnedo, M.J.; Puigdomènech, C.; Juárez, R.; Baquero, D.; Pla, A.; Albrechtsen, H-J.; Lee, C.O.; Jensen, M.M.; Hambsch, B.; Hügler, M.; Eglitis, J.; Pitchers, R., (2017) Report on the evaluation of data in comparison to "classical" data. Deliverable 10.5., Technical report for the European Commission CORDIS project, Aquavalens, Cluster 3, WP10: Large systems - Pathogen detection in large scale water supplies across Europe, Deliverable D10.5.
  • Avery, L.; Hough, R.L.; Potts, J.; Newman, G.; Lilly, A.; Lumsdon, D.; Abel, C.; Dodd, N.; Cook, Y.; McIntyre, S., (2016) Effect of maintenance and different raw water quality parameters on ultraviolet (UV) disinfection in private water supplies in Scotland., Report CR/2012/01, to Scottish Government, 31 January 2016.
  • Chapman, S.J.; Artz, R.R.E.; Moss, A., (2015) Set of CXC adaptation indicators for peatlands. NB 11 Extent of key habitats: deep peat; NB13 Condition of key habitats: area of modified deep peat soils; NB18 annual greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions from degraded peatlands; NB22a Peatland restoration area., Report to CXC.
  • Hough, R.L.; Elliott, G.E.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N., (2014) Final Report for MAPPLANT: transfer of MAP from soil to plant to silage., Final Report for QMS Grant in Aid project QMS PO/6500.
  • Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Avery, L.M.; Hough, R.L., (2014) Exposure of livestock to Group III Botulinum toxins in anaerobically digested broiler litter applied to grazing land., Report prepared for WRAP.
  • Avery, L.M.; Abel, C.; Tamburini, M.; Randerson, P.; Towers, W.; Hough, R.L., (2013) Evidence for SEPA administrative change in consent at Dinnet WWTP., Report to SEPA, May 2013.
  • Helliwell, R.C.; Avery, L.; Conniff, A.; MacNay, D.; Gorman,H., (2013) Reducing pollution from forestry related activities in the Gallloway and Eskdalemuir forests: a review of best management practices to reduce diffuse pollution., CREW Report.
  • Avery, L.; Cuthbert, A.; Brennan, F.P.; Dawson, J.J.C.; Rhind, S.M., (2013) Sewer flooding guidance., CREW Report.
  • Avery, L.; Chilton, S.; Connolly, E.; Cummins, A.; Glenk, K.; Hanley, N.; Hewitt, J.; Kay, D.; McPhail, C.; McRory, E.; McVittie, A.; Oliver, D.; Quilliam, R.; Rabinovici, S.; Rahman, A.; Roberts, S.; Shaikh, S.; Simpson, K.; Stirling, N.; Thairs, T.; Tinch, D.; van Niekerk, M.; Vinten, A.; Watts, B., (2013) Delivering healthy water: building the science-policy interface to protect bathing water quality, Report from Delivering Health Water Workshop 3, Stirling, 9-10 October 2012.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Westfield datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Glenbervie datasheet, PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - East Pitforthie datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.
  • Elliott, G.N.; Avery, L.M.; Thomas, N.; Coull, M.C.; Hough, R.L., (2012) Environmental factors and Johne's disease - Torr datasheet., PARABAN Champion Farmers - Report Datasheet.

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