Dr Andy Bray

Dr Andy Bray


I'm an Environmental Biogeochemist and I study chemical reactions at Earth's surface. My research interests revolve around understanding what happens at organism–mineral–fluid interface(s). I'm particularly interested in these interactions in the Critical Zone and how they contribute to elemental cycling, soil development, and water chemistry. 

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, Biogeochemistry, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Geochemistry, University of Leeds
  • BSc, Environmental Geoscience, Cardiff University

Professional memberships

  • Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Council Member
  • European Association of Geochemistry - Member
  • Geological Society of London - Fellow

Student education

My teaching responsibilities reflect my research: the mineralogical and biological controls on soil and water chemsitry, and global elemental cycles.

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Cohen Geochemistry