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Dr Diana Dine

Senior Lecturer (Environmental Chemistry)

Institute of Science & the Environment

Contact Details


tel: 01905 85 5351

PhD (CNAA - Kingston Polytechnic, 1986)
PGCE (University of Southampton, 1983)
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Chemistry (London, 1975)


I joined the University in 1995 having completed my PhD and teaching qualifications.  My background is in environmental chemistry and my particular interest is in contaminated soils and pollution regulation.  I have developed a programme of field and laboratory investigations for students at the University to enhance their learning experience and employability.  I also organise and teach on the annual residential field trip for environmental and ecology students to the Provence region in the south of France.


I have recently co-authored a text book on experimental design and statistics (Oxford University Press) contributing particularly to the on-line resources and use of statistical packages for statistical analysis.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Environmental Science (esp. soil chemistry)
Research Design
Statistical Analysis

Science for Environmental Management (ENVS1010)
Analysis of Environmental Samples (ENVS2001)
Soils and the Environment (BIOS2006)
Environmental Pollution and its Management (ENVS3004)
Research Techniques and Statistics (HORT2002)
Environmental Issues (HORT3002)
Residential Ecology Field Trip (BIOS3100)
Stress Management (BIOS3030)

MPhD Supervision
Jeremy Cox: The effect of the increase of global UV B exposure on the flowering of Allium vineale (2011).

Research Interests

Research Interests

Analysis of soils - contaminated soils, soil nutrient status, heavy metal contamination, nutrient status.

Evaluation of water quality - streams, water meadows. 

Membership of Professional Bodies.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 



Holmes D.S., Moody, P. and Dine, D. (2006) Research Methods for the Biosciences. Oxford University Press.

Holmes D.S., Moody, P. and Dine, D (2010) Research Methods for the Biosciences (2nd Edition)  Oxford University Press.

Doherty, A.M.M., Dine, D.M. and Gardiner, C. (1998) Assessing Experimental and Investigative Science. School Science Review 1998, 79 (288), 81-85.

University Roles and External Responsibilities

University Roles and External Responsibilities

University Roles
Course Leader for BSc Environmental Management

Course Leader for BSc Environmental Science

External Responsibilities
Associate lecturer for the Open University - Environmental Science (2002-2007) Employability Champion.

Member of the Institute Board.