Professor Karen Hudson-Edwards

Professor in Sustainable Mining at the University of Exeter

Karen Hudson-Edwards (BSc Queen’s, Canada; MSc Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; PhD Manchester, UK) is Professor in Sustainable Mining at the Camborne School of Mines and Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter. Her research interests lie in the fields of geochemistry, mineralogy, mine waste characterisation and remediation, sustainable mining, mining and circular economy, critical raw materials and technology metals. She has published > 100 research papers, 21 book chapters and 2 books in these areas.  She has won >£2 million of research funding in the last 5 years from the European Commission, EPSRC, NERC and STFC. Current large funded projects include Legacy Waste in the Coastal Zone, Lithium for Future Technology, Circular Economy Centre for Technology Metals: Met4Tech, Near-zero-waste recycling of low-grade sulfidic mining waste for critical-metal, mineral and construction raw-material production in a circular economy: NEMO, and Philippine mining at the national to catchment scale – from legacy impacts to sustainable futures: PAMANA. Karen was the 2012/3 Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland’s Hallimond Lecturer, the 2016 Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy New Zealand branch’s Visiting Lecturer and the 2019 European Association of Geochemistry’s Distinguished Lecturer.