Petra Lincoln, AtkinsRéalis
Petra Lincoln
senior hydrogeologist

Petra is a Hydrogeologist within the Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology (CLAH) practice in Atkins with over 7 years of experience in academia and consultancy. During her Marie Curie Research Fellowship within the ADVOCATE Project (, she gained significant experience in bioremediation of groundwater. Petra works on land contamination risk assessments and hydrogeological assessments for infrastructure projects, developing conceptual site models based on desk-top reviews, ground investigation and monitoring data. She is acting as a Digital Lead for the CLAH practice, delivering Digital Transformation. Having developed Python coding skills, she is passionate about good data management and automation of data processing. She has introduced CLAH to the use of GIS data on a large scale. She is also actively working on improving the use of AGS data (ground investigation and monitoring data) within the geo-environmental business. Petra has recently worked on a research project funded by the Open Data Institute and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation on “Unlocking contaminated land data for new housing” (