NERC Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University

Dr Ana I. Catarino is a NERC Research Associate at the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. She is currently working on the micro- and nanoplastics ecotoxicological effects on aquatic organisms.

She is the Project Leader in Scotland of Native Scientist, a network of international researchers that promotes bilingualism through science outreach. In the past, Dr Catarino worked as a science communications consultant at Sustainability Consult in Brussels, Belgium. Ana loves mountain hiking and is fluent in four languages. She tweets @Zebrazuli.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biodiversity, Heriot-Watt University