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 split my time between the European Regional Development Funded project 'Preventing Plastic Pollution' (2020 - 2023) working alongside 17 english and french partners across the english channel to remove and prevent plastic pollution in the region, and working with businesses and industry on commercially driven plastics related research projects. 


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

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

Key publications are highlighted


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

Additional information

Twitter @ParkerJurd