Brunel University London is a major international force in science, technology and engineering research, with one of the largest faculties in the UK.
In the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies (IEHS) conducts research that aims to make society healthy and environmentally sustainable. Under this umbrella, there are several research foci, including the research of The Institute for the Environment (IfE), devoted to exploring the effects of chemical contaminants on human and wildlife health and to creating more sustainable environments through novel interventions and technologies aimed at removing chemical contaminants.
Brunel’s toxicologists, ecotoxicologists and public health experts are at the forefront in environment and health research and have collectively published highly cited and ground breaking work identifying plastic waste and plastic additives as a global threat to the environment and to public health, They have excellent experience in working closely with policymakers charged with environmental protection, having worked with UNEP, WHO, and global policy makers to effect change in the strategic approach to global chemicals management. In recognition of its’ success, IfE won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize as a leading example of excellence not just in research, but also in the global impact of its work through translations of science to policy.