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Institute of Environment, Health and Societies


The work of the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies

Good health is about more than good health services. It’s about the air we breathe, the work we do, the places we live, our relationships – and, of course, the food we eat.


Plastic, Pollution and the Planet – Stemming the Rising Tide

We’ve uncovered the damaging cocktail effect of chemicals, contaminants and plastics in our society. Is there a solution to this tsunami of pollution?

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Plastic pollution film game-changer

A Plastic Ocean Trailer

A feature documentary created by former BBC Blue Planet producer Jo Ruxton benefitted from the advice of Prof Jobling. It was shot on more than 20 locations over the past 4 years. Explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter and a team of international scientists reveal the causes and consequences of plastic pollution and share solutions.

Gabriella Spinelli

This series of workshops brought together academics to foster collaborative ideas for new projects, and provided attendees with the opportunity to identify colleagues who have similar or complimentary interests. Outcomes included proposals to National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patients Benefit (RfPB), and INTER AWARDS.