Karen Hudson-Edwards is Professor in Sustainable Mining at the University of Exeter, Camborne School of Mines. She is an environmental geochemist and mineralogist and a member of the Mining, Environment and Society group. She mainly works on the environmental impacts of mining and on sustainable mining practices. Specifically, she researches the mechanisms and products of contaminant cycling in mine wastes, ground and surface water, contaminated land and dusts, the development of remediation and management schemes for mine wastes, the global biogeochemical and health impacts of mining, and sustainable mining of technology metals and critical raw materials.
She joined the Environment & Sustainabilty Institute and Camborne School of Mines in October 2017. Prior to that I worked in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, for almost 20 years.