Polluted environment

Polluted environment

Professor Tamara Galloway
Professor of Ecotoxicology

External responsibilities

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Shortlisted for University of Exeter Research Award: Research with outstanding impact on policy and public service 2011

Honorary chair, University of Exeter Medical School, 2008-

UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), expert advisor

Executive Committee, The Biochemical Society, 2002-2005

Norman Davidson Memorial Gold Medallist 1983

Committee/panel activities

NERC Peer Review College 2010-

NERC Science and Innovation Strategy Board 2013-

Expert member of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanoparticles, 2008-

L’Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science expert reviewer

Member of Marine strategy Framework Directive, Technical Advisory Group Marine Plastics

Advisor to Defra Chemicals and Nanomaterials Division

South West Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee, expert member UK 2009- 2012

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Congressional Review on Bisphenol A, Washington, Sep 2007, invited expert witness

US EPA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP), ad hoc member advising on human health effects of environmental chemicals

UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution , Report on Novel Materials 2008, contributing author www.rcep.org.uk

Commissioned work and consultancy

I provide independent expert advice on the ecotoxicology of major pollutants and emerging contaminants of concern.

Editorial responsibilities

I am currently an editor for the journal Chemosphere.

Media Coverage

My work regularly results in media coverage in both print and broadcast media.

Plastic in oceans 'threatens food chain' - BBC 1 news and BBC World Service (Oct 2015)

How plastic pollution may harm marine life - NERC Planet Earth Online podcast (Sept 2014)

Microplastics lodge in crab gills and guts (July 2014)

Article on Mongabay.com about Microplastics (Feb 2014)

Interview on CBC (Candian Radio station) about Microplastics (Dec 2013)

Podcast on Polution and Plastics on The Naked Scientists (Feb 2010)

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