I am a molecular endocrinologist and aquatic ecotoxicologist with an interest in the effects of endocrine active chemicals on aquatic wildlife. I am also active in research to protect humans from diseases associated with exposure to biological contaminants in freshwater, including legionella (pathogenic bacteria) and schistosomiasis (parasitic disease) - see my grants for more details. I have published over 30 papers that have been collectively cited over 5500 times. I am programme leader for the Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design which aims to provide entrepreneurial students with the skills and mind-set to help build a sustainable future; one that is environmentally responsible and socially inclusive. I teach a number of subjects at Masters level, including Ecology, Sustainability, and Toxicology (Endocrine Disruption).
2001-2003 Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
1998 Doctorate of Philosophy Title: Identification, Quantification and Assessment of Oestrogenic Chemicals in Sewage-Treatment Work Effluents. Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex
1993 Bachelor of Science Degree II (i) BSc – Honours in Applied Biology Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex
· 08/14 – Present: PGR Academic Lead (Environmental Sciences Division)
· 10/14 – Present: Reader in Aquatic Toxicology
· 07/11 – 08/14: IfE Deputy Head of Research
· 10/07 – Present: Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecotoxicology
· 08/04 – 10/07: Lecturer in Aquatic Ecotoxicology
· 08/04 – 08/14: Institute for the Environment (Brunel University)
· 11/00 – 08/04: Lecturer in Molecular Animal Physiology.
· 04/99 – 11/00: Post Doctoral Research Fellow
· 04/97 – 03/99: Post Doctoral Research Fellow
· 10/93 – 03/97: Research Assistant
· 10/93 – 08/04: Department of Biological Sciences (Brunel University)
Environmental science, sustainability and toxicology teaching and dissertation supervision (MSc and UG Levels)
Programme Lead: Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design
Programme Lead: Masters in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design (with Professional Development)
PGR Academic Lead for Environmental Sciences - PGR student recruitment and PGR training workshops
PhD Supervision and RDA duties
Member of Environmental Sub-Committee
Research on water quality (chemicals, parasites and pathogens)
Newest selected publications
Routledge, EJ. and Peter, A. (2018) 'Present-day monitoring underestimates the risk of exposure to pathogenic bacteria from cold water storage tanks'. PLoS ONE, 13 (4). pp. 21 - 21. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link
Routledge, EJ., Peter, A. and Thompson, C. (2017) 'Barriers to Effective Legionella Control in a Changing World - A Practitioners View'. Environmental Technology Reviews, 6 (1). pp. 144 - 155. ISSN: 2162-2515 Open Access Link
Adema, C., Hillier, LW., Jones, CS., Loker, ES., Knight, M., Minx, P., (2017) 'Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail'. Nature Communications, 8 (1). pp. 15451. ISSN: 2041-1723 Open Access Linket al.
Kaur, S., Baynes, A., Lockyer, AE., Routledge, EJ., Jones, CS., Noble, LR. and (2016) 'Steroid androgen exposure during development has no effect on reproductive physiology of Biomphalaria glabrata.'. PLoS One, 11 (7). pp. e0159852 - e0159852. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Linket al.
Orton, F. and Routledge, E. (2011) 'Agricultural intensity in ovo affects growth, metamorphic development and sexual differentiation in the Common toad (Bufo bufo)'. Ecotoxicology, 20 (4). pp. 901 - 911. ISSN: 0963-9292