BSc Chemistry, UMIST 1986
PhD instrumentation and Analytical Science, UMIST 1991
PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University 1993
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered Chemist
Research Polymer Chemist, MacDermid Autotype, Wantage, Oxon.1986-1987
Post Doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Instrumentation and Analytical Sciences, UMIST, Manchester. 1990–1992
Head of Division, Chemistry and Environmental Science
Head of Admissions, School of Science and the Environment
Lead Member of Athena Swan Self Assessment Team, School of Science and the Environment
6F4Z3003 Earth Systems
645Z2005 Natural Resources and Pollution
6F6Z2002 Environmental Risk Assessment
6F7Z3003 Science for Sustainable Development
External Team Member for validation of BSc Honours Applied Chemistry(Top Up) and FdSc Applied Chemistry, University of Cumbria
External panel member in the validation of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Degree, Glyndŵr University.
Measurement, assessment and impact of environmental pollutants, in particular the asseessment of Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and the associated health impacts
Development of sustainable and accessible transport solutions to improve environment.
Academic / Professional Consortia
MERCIA (Northern Universities group of Chemistry Departments)
Action on Smoking and Health
East Cheshire Local Authority
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester City Council
North West Lung Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester.
University of Auckland
University of Edinburgh
IL. Gee, S. Semple, A. Watson, A. Crossfield (2013). Nearly 85% of tobacco smoke is invisible--a confirmation of previous claims. Tob Control. 22(6), pp.429-429.
G. Tavernier, G. Fletcher, I. Gee, A. Watson, G. Blacklock, et al. (2006). IPEADAM study: indoor endotoxin exposure, family status, and some housing characteristics in English children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 117(3), pp.656-662.
IL. Gee, AFR. Watson, J. Carrington, PR. Edwards, M. van Tongeren, et al. (2006). Second-hand smoke levels in UK pubs and bars: do the English Public Health White Paper proposals go far enough?. J Public Health (Oxf). 28(1), pp.17-23.
IL. Gee, AFR. Watson, G. Tavernier, LJ. Stewart, G. Fletcher, et al. (2005). Indoor Air Quality, Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Asthma: A Case Control Study of Asthma in a Community Population. Indoor and Built Environment. 14(3-4), pp.215-219.
GOG. Tavernier, GD. Fletcher, HC. Francis, LA. Oldham, AM. Fletcher, et al. (2005). Endotoxin exposure in asthmatic children and matched healthy controls: results of IPEADAM study. Indoor Air. 15 Suppl 10(s10), pp.25-32.
J. Carrington, AF. Watson, IL. Gee (2003). The effects of smoking status and ventilation on environmental tobacco smoke concentrations in public areas of UK pubs and bars. Atmospheric Environment. 37(23), pp.3255-3266.
L. Stewart, IL. Gee, AFR. Watson, G. Fletcher, R. Niven (2001). Indoor air quality and childhood asthma: Method development and preliminary results. Indoor and Built Environment. 10(3-4), pp.271-275.
J. Carrington, I. Gee, A. Watson, L. Stewart (2001). ETS-RSP particulate marker factors: Variation in published factors and application to ETS data from two types of indoor environments. Indoor and Built Environment. 10(3-4), pp.214-221.
L. Stewart, IL. Gee, AFR. Watson, G. Fletcher, R. Niven (2001). Indoor Air Quality and Childhood Asthma: Method Development and Preliminary Results. Indoor and Built Environment. 10(3-4), pp.271-275.
SJ. Lindley, DE. Conlan, DW. Raper, AF. Watson (1999). Estimation of spatially resolved road transport emissions for air quality management applications in the north west region of England. Sci Total Environ. 235(1-3), pp.119-132.
D. Rayfield, JWS. Longhurst, AFR. Watson, T. Hewison, DW. Raper, et al. (1998). A methodology for estimation of vehicle emissions in an urban environment: An example from Greater Manchester. Environmentalist. 18(3), pp.175-182.
JWS. Longhurst, SJ. Lindley, AFR. Watson, DE. Conlan (1996). The introduction of local air quality management in the United Kingdom: A review and theoretical framework. Atmospheric Environment. 30(23), pp.3975-3985.
SJ. Lindley, JWS. Longhurst, AFR. Watson, DE. Conlan (1996). Procedures for the estimation of regional scale atmospheric emissions—An example from the North West Region of England. Atmospheric Environment. 30(17), pp.3079-3091.
AFR. Watson, K. Hume (2012). Towards Sustainable Aviation. P. Upham, J. Maughan, D. Raper, C. Thomas. In: Towards Sustainable Aviation. Routledge,
IL. Gee, AFR. Watson, J. Carrington (2005). The Contribution of Environmental Tobacco Smoke to Indoor Pollution in Pubs and Bars. In: Indoor and Built Environment. pp.301-306.
J. Carrington, AFR. Watson, IL. Gee (2000). Environmental tobacco smoke in UK public places: Preliminary field survey. In: Advances in Air Pollution. pp.551-560.
L. Stewart, AFR. Watson, IL. Gee, GD. Fletcher, RML. Niven, et al. (2000). Monitoring internal air quality within a community of known respiratory health status. In: Advances in Air Pollution. pp.765-773.
D. Driejana, DW. Raper, IL. Gee, AFR. Watson (2000). Spatial and temporal variations of the chemical composition in acid deposition in the Peak District, Northern England. In: AIR POLLUTION VIII. UNIV CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, 24/7/2000. pp.655-665.
S. Lindley, D. Conlan, D. Raper, AF. Watson (2000). Uncertainties in the compilation of spatially resolved emission inventories — evidence from a comparative study. In: Atmospheric Environment. BEIJING, PEOPLES R CHINA, 3/11/1998. pp.375-388.
D. Rayfield, JWS. Longhurst, DE. Conlan, AFR. Watson, DW. Raper (1996). Spatially resolved estimates of future emissions from road transport. In: AIR POLLUTION IV. TOULOUSE, FRANCE, 28/8/1996. pp.601-608.
Regional Approaches for Climate Change Policy?: A Case Study from North West England. Environmental Technology and Management Conference 2006, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Member of Heads of Chemistry UK Group, Royal Society of Chemistry
North West Steering Group Member, Royal Society of Chemistry
Executive Member of Transport Health Research Group