Sullied Sediments Project Lead nominated for award for contribution to the environment
Earlier this month, the Sullied Sediments project lead, Professor Jeanette Rotchell, was recognised at the 2018 Chairman’s Awards, organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, UK. At a presentation ceremony on 8 May 2018, Jeanette was named as one of three nominees for the Environment Award. In particular, she was commended for her leadership of the Sullied Sediments project and her role as Chair of the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership. Jeanette’s nomination at this prominent regional event has helped to shine a light on the aims and ambitions of the Sullied Sediments project partnership.
Jeanette is a Professor of Aquatic Toxicology at the University of Hull and her research is in the area of environmental toxicology, specifically genotoxicology and endocrine disruption. In addition to Sullied Sediments, other current projects are focused on cancer in fish, endocrine disruption and photoperiod in bivalves and micro-plastics in seafood supply chain and pharmaceuticals in the Humber Estuary.
Jeanette’s recent research accomplishments include securing funding for this project, Sullied Sediments. She has also supervised many PhD students and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Hawai’i and the State Key Lab for Coastal and Estuarine Research in Shanghai, China. Her work is highly applied and impactful at a European level, and she has a strong track record in interdisciplinary working with colleagues from chemistry and biomedical as all as being stakeholder and end-user driven.