Dr Winnie Courtene-Jones
Profiles

Dr Winnie Courtene-Jones

Researcher - eXXpedition Round the World 2019-2021

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

Role

Research Fellow "eXXpedition Round the World Science Lead"

My research interest broadly focuses on understanding the long-term fate, prevalence and impacts of plastics and microplastics on aquatic ecosystems.My current position involves the development and implementation of a research program to study plastic/micropastics round the world.

I have given a number of invited talks and participate in education/outreach events. Furthermore, I have attended and spoken at UK and EU Parliament  as a microplastics expert.

Qualifications

2019 PhD "Microplastics in the deep sea ecosystem" University of the Highlands and Islands/Scottish Association for Marine Science

2013 MRes (Distinction) Marine Biology, University of Plymouth

2011 BSc (1st class Hons.) Zoology and Animal Behaviour, University of Wales, Bangor

Research interests

My research interest broadly focuses on the understanding the long-term fate, prevalence and impacts of plastics and microplastics on aquatic ecosystems

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Conference Papers

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S., Narayanaswamy, B. (2016) Microplastics in the deep: an assessment from the Rockall Trough (oral), Micro2018 International Conference, Lanzarote

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S. F., Narayanaswamy, B. E. (2018), Out of sight out of mind? Microplastic pollution of the deep-sea ecosystem, a study from the Rockall Trough, (oral) Challenger Society conference, Newcastle

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S. F., Mogg, A. O. M., Narayanaswamy, B. E. (2017) Microplastics identified in deep-sea water and ingested by benthic invertebrates in the Rockall Trough (oral) Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland Annual Science Meeting 2017

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S., Narayanaswamy, B. (2016) Microplastics in the Northeast Atlantic deep sea: developing and validating methods, (poster) 7th Late Summer Workshop: Microplastics in the aquatic environment. Haltern am See, Germany

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S., Narayanaswamy, B. (2016) Microplastics in the final ocean frontier (poster), Micro2016 International Conference, Lanzarote

  • Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Gary, S., Narayanaswamy, B. (2015) Microplastics in the deep-sea, (oral) University of the Highlands and Islands Postgraduate research conference, Scotland

Reports & invited lectures

  • 2019, Invited speaker by Prof. Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham college to speak at Rosalind Franklin STEM conference, Newnham College, Cambridge University
  • Microplastics in the deep-sea, invited lecture at Alfred-Wegener Institute, Germany


Other academic activities

Media:

  • Channel 5 News, video interview covering launch of eXXpedition round the World, broadcast 8th October 2019
  • Plymouth Herald, "All-female crew set sail from Plymouth on pioneering plastic pollution voyage" interview, published 8th October 2019
  • Radio Plymouth, "'Round the World' voyage investigating plastic pollution sets sail" audio interview broadcast 8th October 2019
  • Sky News, Live broadcast discussing the Launch of eXXpedition Round the World, broadcast 8th October 2019
  • Sky News, evening, video interview, full coverage of the launch of eXXpedition Round the World, 8th October 2019


Additional information

2019- Present, Member of the Working Group 'Orienting Young Scientists of EuroMarine'

2018 - 2019, Chair of the Working Group 'Orienting Young Scientists of EuroMarine'

2017, National Student of the Year, awarded by P1 Marine Foundation

2017, Johanna Fehling Memorial Prize for research Achievement, awarded by the Scottish Association for Marine Science

Links

Researchgate 

Google Scholar

Linkedin 

twitter: @WinnieCJ