Matt Dodd is an environmental analytical chemist with research interests in metal speciation and bioaccessibility, air quality monitoring, soil toxicity testing, persistent organic pollutants, microplastics, and contaminated sites assessment and remediation. He has conducted research and served as project scientist for numerous environmental projects in Canada, China and Ghana. He has also supervised or provided scientific advice on environmental remediation of contaminated sites in the Canadian Arctic including the DEW Line. Dodd is a member of Bioaccessibility Research Canada, a board member of the Vancouver Island chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association, and has participated in the Northern Contaminants Program. Dodd joined Royal Roads University in 1995 as a research associate with the Centre for Economic Development and Applied Research (CEDAR) and moved to the School of Environment and Sustainability in 2006. Prior to this he was a research associate with the Environmental Sciences Group at Royal Roads Military College and taught briefly at Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He has also developed and delivered short courses on environmental assessment to various agencies, successfully incorporating practical experiences from the numerous projects on which he has worked. Dodd holds a PhD in environmental analytical chemistry from the University of British Columbia (1988) and a Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana (1981).
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Human health risk and bioaccessibility of toxic metals in topsoils from Gbani mining community in Ghana (Journal of Health and Pollution, 2019)Background. Anthropogenic activities such as artisanal mining pose a major environmental health concern due to the potential for discharge of toxic metals into the environment. Objectives. To determine the distribution ...