Dr Linda Campbell - personal details
Graduating as a geologist from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, I then completed a research M.Sc. in Cornish tin and tungsten ores at the University of Leeds, and a Ph.D. in soil geochemistry (caesium behaviour) at the University of Bradford (1994). Postdoctoral positions at London’s Natural History Museum and Kingston University consolidated a mineralogical specialism, and I fostered international collaborations in China (REE-deposit fieldwork) and Australia (Visiting Fellowship), funded by The Royal Society. Between 1998 and 2010 I held a Lectureship at the University of Salford, contributing to environmental degree programmes, promoting the field training of undergraduates, supervising and examining doctoral candidates, editing a research volume on Environmental Mineralogy, investigating mercury-zeolite geochemistry, and continuing mineralogical research on the Bayan Obo REE deposit, China. With the birth of my first child in 2001, I reduced my professional activities, taking maternity and part-time leave until 2010.
I came to Manchester (SEAES) in 2010 as an honorary independent researcher to intensify research activity and to rebuild a professional profile in an appropriate research environment. Since 2009 I have won over £200K in research funding, built new international and industrial collaborations, and continue to accelerate my publication rate. I was invited to serve on the Scientific Council of the International Natural Zeolite Association following my Invited Lecture in Belgrade in 2014, and this will run until 2018. Further professional roles include service for Mineralogical Society committees (Geochemistry and Applied Mineralogy Groups, with conference convening: Environmental Mineralogy 1999, Geochemical Speciation 2002, Minerals for Life 2012, Euroclay 2015 + field trip leadership), and a range of regular international academic functions (peer review, etc.). I currently serve on the Editorial Board for Mineralogical Magazine.
My latest research focus is on natural zeolites of the Italian pyroclastic successions (supported by an Erasmus award in 2014), and a related collaboration on chabazite mineralogy, (with Professor David Bish, financially supported by the University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA). Outputs from a NERC-S0S rare earths' award in 2013-14, continue.