Professional summary

Research Interests

I am interested in the sources, occurrence and fate of plasticisers and microplastics in the environment.

The properties of plastics are determined in part by a cocktail of various additives, including chemicals known as plasticisers. The effects of these plasticisers on ecosystems are not well constrained and given the widespread presence of plastic pollution in the environment these additives may represent a significant anthropogenic input to ecosystems. My research aims to investigate the sources, spatial distribution and environmental fate of legacy (phthalate) and emerging plasticisers.

Journal publications

Billings Alex, Jones Kevin C., Pereira M. Gl√≥ria, Spurgeon David J. (2021) Plasticisers in the terrestrial environment: sources, occurrence and fate. Environmental Chemistry 18, 111-130.


2019 - present: PhD Environmental Science, Lancaster University/UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

2012 - 2016: MChem Chemistry, University of York

Panels, committees and memberships

Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)