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Miss Freya Radford BSc

Postgraduate research student

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Freya Radford is a Postgraduate research student within the School of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

I am a PhD student researching microplastics in the terrestrial environment. I began my interest in environmental pollution while completing my undergraduate degree in marine biology at Plymouth University where I studied the ecotoxicological impacts of pesticides on marine invertebrates. After this I worked in industry as an Aquatic Ecotoxicologist, researching the impacts of persistent organic pollutants on aquatic plants and invertebrates.

Currently, I research microplastics in the terrestrial environment. My project aims to develop methods for quantifying microplastics in soils and to determine the extent of microplastic contamination in agricultural soils. I am particularly interested in the use of biosolids, as an agricultural fertilizer, as a source of microplastics in the soil environment.


2012-2015 Marine Biology BSc (First class, hons)

2015-2017 Aquatic ecotoxicologist at Cambridge Environmental Assessments

Research interests

My research interests include environmental pollution (particularly microplastics), ecotoxicology and the impact of anthropogenic compounds in the environment.

PhD supervisors

Dr. Malcolm D. Hudson

Dr. Peter J. Shaw

Prof. Ian. D. Williams

Dr Alice A. Horton


Research group

Environmental Change and Sustainability (ECaS)

Affiliate research groups

Centre for Environmental Sciences, CDT-SIS – Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

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ENVS1007: Environmental Field Techniques and Applications

ENVS2006/ENVS6028: Environmental Impact Assessment

ENVS1006: Research and Applications

ENVS6032: Geographical Information Systems for Environmental Consultants

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