BARGE member profile — Dr Chris Collins

Dr Chris Collins

Department of Soil Science, School of Human and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading
United Kingdom



Whaley, P, Halsall, C, Ågerstrand, M, Aiassa, E, Benford, D, Bilotta, G, Coggon, D, Collins, C, Dempsey, C, Duarte-Davidson, R, FitzGerald, R, Galay-Burgos, M, Gee, D, Hoffmann, S, Lam, J, Lasserson, T, Levy, L, Lipworth, S, Mackenzie Ross, S, Martin, O, Meads, C, Meyer-Baronq, M, Miller, J, Pease, C, Rooney, A, Sapiets, A, Stewart, G, and Taylor, D.  2016.  Implementing systematic review techniques in chemical risk assessment: challenges, opportunities and recommendations.  Environment International, 92–93, 556–564.


Collins, C D, Craggs, M, Garcia-Alcega, S, Kademoglou, K, and Lowe, S.  2015.  Towards a unified approach for the determination of the bioaccessibility of organic pollutants.  Environment International, 78, 24–31


Takaki, K, Wade, A J, and Collins, C D.  2014.  Assessment of plant uptake models used in exposure assessment tools for soils contaminated with organic pollutants.  Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 12073–12082.


Bull, S, and Collins, C.  2013.  Promoting the use of BaP as a marker for PAH exposure in UK soils.  Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 35, 101–109.

Collins, C D, Mosquera-Vazqueza, M, Gomez-Eyles, J L, Mayer, P, Gouliarmou, V, and Blum, F.  2013.  Is there sufficient 'sink' in current bioaccessibility determinations of organic pollutants in soils?  Environmental Pollution, 181, 128–132.

Collins, C.  2013.  Uptake of organic pollutants and potentially toxic elements (PTEs) by cropsPersistent Organic Pollutants and Toxic Metals in Foods, 129–144.

Gouliarmou, V, Collins, C D, Christiansen, E, and Mayer, P.  2013.  Sorptive physiologically based extraction of contaminated solid matrices: incorporating silicone rod as absorption sink for hydrophobic organic contaminants.  Environmental Science & Technology, 47, 941–948.

Takaki, K, Wade, A J, and Collins, C D.  2013.  Assessment of plant uptake models used in exposure assessment tools for soils contaminated with organic pollutants. Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 12073–12082


Abou-Elwafa Abdallah, M, Tilston, E, Harrad, S, and Collins, C.  2012.  In vitro assessment of the bioaccessibility of brominated flame retardants in indoor dust using a colon extended model of the human gastrointestinal tract.  Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14, 3276–3283.

Gomez-Eyles, J L, Jonker, M T O, Hodson, M E, and Collins, C D.  2012.  Passive samplers provide a better prediction of PAH bioaccumulation in earthworms and plant roots than exhaustive, mild solvent and cyclodextrin extractions.  Environmental Science & Technology, 46, 962–969.


Gomez-Eyles, J L, Collins, C D, and Hodson, M E.  2011.  Using deuterated PAH amendments to validate chemical extraction methods to predict PAH bioavailability in soils.  Environmental Pollution, 159, 919–923

Gomez-Eyles, J L, Sizmur, T, Collins, C D, and Hodson, M E.  2011.  Effects of biochar and the earthworm Eisenia fetida on the bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and potentially toxic element.  Environmental Pollution, 159, 616–622.

Tilston, E L, Gibson G R, and Collins, C D.  2011.  Colon extended physiologically based extraction test (CE-PBET) increases bioaccessibility of soil-bound PAH.  Environmental Science & Technology, 45, 5301–5308.


Gomez-Eyles, J L, Collins, C D, and Hodson, M E.  2010.  Relative proportions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons differ between accumulation bioassays and chemical methods to predict bioavailability.  Environmental Pollution, 158, 278–284