Dr Ken Scally & Amy Parekh-Pross


Ken Scally, MSc PhD FRSC

Chemtest - Director of Environmental Forensics

Dr. Ken Scally is an International Environmental Forensic Chemist with 22 years of experience in petroleum hydrocarbon analysis and forensic data interpretation, analytical chemistry, and quality management. He specializes in chemical composition and interpretation of petroleum hydrocarbons in terrestrial and marine environments. Dr. Scally has a detailed understanding of oil chemistry, degradation pathways, aging, and source correlation indicators. He has participated in environmental forensic conferences worldwide and has lectured graduate and undergraduate courses in Environmental Forensics at academic institutes in Ireland and U.K. Dr. Scally’s strengths include project management and a technical / hands on understanding of environmental forensic investigations. Dr. Scally has a MSc and a PhD in Forensic Chemistry and a BSc in Chemistry.

Amy Parekh-Pross (BSc, MSc)

Chemtest – Technical Marketing Manager

Amy Parekh-Pross has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Analytical Chemistry and Regulations, gained by working for over 20 years in the USA and UK. She started off her career at Dames & Moore in Petaluma, California. She has worked as a Laboratory Manger for commercial environmental laboratories before moving into technical roles.
She joined the Senior Management Team in the role of Technical Marketing Manager at Chemtest in April 2016. Amy works alongside the Senior Technical Staff, the Technical Development Team and Account Managers to strategically increase Chemtest’s technical offering to clients in line with regulatory requirements and emerging technologies.

Amy participates in numerous industry committees and has delivered seminars at Brownfield Briefing Conferences, Universities and Contaminated Land working groups. As part of her role Amy also provides in depth technical guidance and training to clients throughout the UK.

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Advances in Air Testing & Environmental Forensics for Contaminated Sites.

This talk provides a useful update into how the recent advances in Air Testing & Environmental Forensics, can be of significant benefit to Environmental Consultants and Contractors working on complex contaminated sites. This seminar goes on to discuss the advantages of these developments in terms of data accuracy, sensitivity, more chemical information, tolerance to interference, as well as covering the uses of these techniques e.g. Environmental Forensics for source / contamination matching.


  • Chris Swainston: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Chris Swainston - AGS cover systems update

  • Dr Alexander Lee: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dr Alexander Lee - Assessing vapour risk to human health from volatile contaminants in groundwater

  • Stephen Platkiw: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Stephen Platkiw - Asbestos Management - Communication between all Parties

  • Joanne Kwan: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Joanne Kwan - Asbestos from soil - what is next to help you?

  • Prof. Russell Thomas: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Prof. Russell Thomas - Ultra-resolution analysis of coal tars – Implications for risk assessment and source apportionment