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Dr Lesley Henderson

Dr Lesley Henderson
Reader - Sociology and Communications

Marie Jahoda 144

Membership and affiliation

  • Expert panel member, EPSRC, on behalf of UKRI research councils Plastics Research and Innovation Fund (PRIF) mid term review (Nov 2019)
  • Member of the ESRC Research Grants Board
  • Expert academic, behaviour and social change, DEFRA evidence review for on marine pollution policy.
  • College of expert reviewers, European Science Foundation.
  • International Advisory Board member, journal of Critical Public Health.
  • Expert panel member, SAPEA International Working Group for the evidence review report (ERR) on Microplastics. (2019) A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society. Berlin: SAPEA.
  • Expert panel member, EPSRC, on behalf of UKRI Research Councils,  Creative Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminating Plastics Waste
  • Scientific Advisor to children's awareness film on plastics pollution "Litter Things Matter" (Wastebuster CIC, 2018). This was distributed globally on World Environment Day.
  • Scientific Advisor to award winning, feature length documentary film, "A Plastic Ocean" (Netflix, 2017)
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member Parliamentary Media Literacy Group
  • Panel Member, Society Research Awards, Wellcome Trust
  • International Communication Association
  • European Sociological Association
  • ECREA
  • International Association of Media and Communications Research
  • BSA
  • BSA Media and Politics Study Group
  • MeCCSA
  • External Examiner, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Cardiff University; Dublin City University; University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow.
  • Expert Reviewer, European Research Council, Brussels
  • Contributing editor, British Sociological Association funded academic blog about "health in times of austerity", Cost of Living Blog
  • Visiting Lecturer, Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Visiting Lecturer, St Georges Hospital, London

Media interests

Communicating (micro)plastics; public understandings of science and public health issues; communications and social change; popular media and audiences.