Adam Peters, PhD is a Principal Scientist at wca and an environmental chemist with over 12 years of experience in environmental consultancy, environmental regulation and academia. He has been closely involved with the development and implementation of bioavailability based Environmental Quality Standards for metals in Europe.

Adam’s main areas of expertise are in the assessment of environmental fate, behaviour, bioavailability and effects of trace metals in relation to the use of biotic ligand models; environmental risk assessment of industrial chemicals; and the assessment of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances.

Adam has previously worked for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as a principal chemicals assessment scientist, and the Environment Agency in previous chemical registration systems (NONS and ESR).

Adam worked as a post doctoral researcher at Durham University, and has a PhD in Aquatic Chemistry, and a BSc in Environmental Chemistry.