Paper: Inhaled microplastics: an unrecognised health issue?
Dr Stephanie Wright is a UKRI Rutherford Fellow in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Environment and Health, King’s College London (KCL) and MRC Toxicology Unit. She has over 8 years’ experience in the field of microplastics, specifically in exposure and biological impacts, which began with a PhD at the University of Exeter. She then joined KCL on an MRC early career research fellowship. Here she leads the Microplastics team, whose interdisciplinary research continues to address the issue of airborne microplastics. Specifically, quantifying airborne microplastics in health-relevant size fractions as an indication of exposure; developing techniques for the detection of microplastics in complex environmental and biological matrices; and assessing the toxicity of microplastics using in vitro models of the human airway. She has been on national tv and radio as a guest expert; participated in a European Commission microplastics working group; and contributed towards policy change.