Mrs Amanda Burton

Mrs Amanda Burton

Research Associate - Engineering Design for the Circular Plastics Economy

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



Design Engineer researching the circular economy of waste fishing gear in the Channel region on the INdIGO project

Member of the Materials and Structures Research Group


MEng and Man Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management with Modern Language (French), University of Birmingham

MSc in Advanced Engineering Design, University of Plymouth

Roles on external bodies

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy Pioneer

Member of the UKRI Early Career Researcher Forum

Member of the UK Circular Plastics Network



Reports & invited lectures

Global Research and Innovation in Plastic Sustainability, UK Circular Plastics Network and Innovate UK : Marine Plastics from Fishing Gear - challenges, successes and research innovation.  March 2022, Birmingham UK and online

World Plastics Innovation Summit: Engineering Design for a Circular Plastics Economy Lecture and Panel Discussion. June 2022, Berlin and online

Conferences organised

Engineering Solutions for Marine Plastic Pollution, part of the University of Plymouth Research Festival, June 2021

Additional information

Trustee of Dartington Recreation Association managing 10 acres including play park, football field, woodlands, outdoor swimming pool and community centre