Andrew Bloodworth

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Andrew Bloodworth

Science Director, British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK.


As BGS Science Director for Minerals and Waste, Andrew is responsible for all BGS research related to mineral resources and the geological disposal of radioactive waste. Andrew is also accountable for BGS activities in Wales and SW England. Andrew’s own interests include mineral and metal security, material flows and limits, as well as regulatory issues associated with minerals extraction and the impact of mining on the developing world. He has worked extensively in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, mainly on issues related to capacity building for resource management. Andrew was formerly Mining Advisor to the UK Department for International Development. He has been an invited expert contributor to the HM Government Office for Science Foresight Project on Land-Use Futures and on their recent project looking at resources from waste. He has also chaired the UK Mineral Forum’s Working Groups on UK Security of Supply and on Mineral Extraction in National Parks and AONBs. Andrew is a Chartered Geologist and an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is also a Council Member and Trustee of the Geological Society of London. Andrew is a member of the UK Minerals Forum, the Confederation of British Industry Minerals Group and the Mineral Resources Expert Group of EuroGeosurveys.

Andrew served for several years as Project Leader of a significant mining investment promotion project in Namibia

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