Lesley is an expert on mercury, emissions and effects, ash management, mine reclamation, legislation and control and has written numerous studies on these topics.
She is very active in the outreach work of the ICSC and runs the Workshop series on Mercury and Multi-pollutant emissions from coal. She acts as Lead on the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) Coal Partnership Area providing guidance to the delegations on the implementation of the new Minamata Convention on Mercury. She has helped manage full-scale demonstration projects in Russia and South Africa.
Lesley is currently managing a significant project on capacity building in Southeast Asia on behalf of the US Department of State. The three year project will bring guidance and training on emissions monitoring and control to India and Indonesia and will help inform new policy and compliance strategies for the coal sector in these regions.
Lesley acts as an expert on BSI/CEN and ISO Standards working groups. She also works through the ICSC along with UNEP, GMOS, US EPA, US DOE, CEP, EXPPERTS, Coaltrans and other organisations to disseminate information on clean coal internationally through workshops and conferences.
Lesley is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and on the board of the RSC Energy Sector Committee. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and a member of the IES Board.
Lesley joined the ICSC after gaining her PhD in Microbiology from the CNAA/University of London and her BSc Hons in Biochemistry from Edinburgh University.
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