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PhD Researcher in Aquatic Pollution, Royal Holloway University of London

Alex is a London NERC DTP PhD student investigating the movement of plastic up the food web, using the Thames Estuary as a model system. Prior to her PhD, Alex undertook an MSc at Royal Holloway comparing the ingestion of microplastics by fish species in the River Thames and Clyde Sea. She is based at Royal Holloway University of London and the Natural History Museum.

You can read Alex's published works here:


  • 2017–present
    London NERC DTP PhD Student studying aquatic pollution, Royal Holloway & Natural History Museum
  • 2015–2016
    MSc by Research, Royal Holloway
  • 2012–2015
    BSc Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway


  • 2016 
    Royal Holloway, MSc
  • 2015 
    Royal Holloway, BSc


  • 2018
    Ingestion of plastic by fish: A comparison of Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde populations, Marine Pollution Bulletin
  • 2017
    Presence of microplastic in the digestive tracts of European flounder, Platichthys flesus, and European smelt, Osmerus eperlanus, from the River Thames, Environmental Pollution

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    CASE Partnership
    Funding Source:
    The Fishmongers' Company