Miss Florence Parker-Jurd

Miss Florence Parker-Jurd

Research Assistant - Preventing Plastic Pollution

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Research Assistant 

I work as a research assistant in the International Marine Litter Research Unit. I previously worked on Defra funded research, 'Investigating the sources and pathways of synthetic fibres and vehicle tyre wear pollution to the marine environment'. 

I currently work on a European Regional Development Funded project 'Preventing Plastic Pollution' (2020 - 2023) alongside 17 english and french partners across the english channel with the aim to remove and prevent plastic pollution in the region. 


2017 MSc (Distinction) Applied Marine Science, the University of Plymouth

2016 BSc (1st class Hons) Environmental Science, the University of Plymouth 


Knight, L. J., Parker-Jurd, F. N. F., Al-Sid-Cheikh, M., & Thompson, R. C. (2020). Tyre wear particles: an abundant yet widely unreported microplastic? Environmental Science and Pollution Research. doi:10.1007/s11356-020-08187-4


Parker-Jurd, F. N. F. Napper, I. E. Abbott, G. D. Hann, S. Wright, S. L. Thompson, R. C. (2019). Investigating the sources and pathways of synthetic fibre and vehicle tyre wear contamination into the marine environment. Report prepared for the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (project code ME5435).

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