Brunel university london institute for the environment

Brunel university london institute for the environment

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The institute for the Enviornment is one of the leading centres of research on enviornmental issues in the world

Environmental Sciences is part of Brunel University London: a campus based University situated west of London, close to Heathrow airport and major motorway networks, and with rail and tube links into central London.

Environmental Sciences is recognised internationally for its research in environmental science, and benefits from strong international links with pharmaceutical industries (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Glaxo), water companies, and government authorities such as the European Environment Agency and in UK the Environmental Agency of England and Wales and Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA) – all charged with protecting the environment and health of humans and wildlife.

Every project we undertake, whether it be analysing air pollution and its impact on human health, gauging the threat posed by the presence of specific chemicals in drinking water or investigating what major climatic events in the past can tell us about the future, is rooted in the belief that understanding environmental change is vital for the global community. Members of Environmental Sciences strive to further the public understanding of their research, taking part in public meetings, lectures and contributing to non-academic books and news stories, because the science we deliver is designed to have an impact on society and its relationship with the environment around us.


Environmental Sciences is a research and teaching group within the Department of Life Sciences. We are a strong team of leading experts held in high international regard in their respective fields. In 2011, our research revealing the link between chemicals in rivers and reproductive health won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Research and teaching in Environmental Sciences tackles a diverse number of environmental science issues. We have excellent toxicology and ecotoxicology facilities, a wide range of testing and analysis equipment, and state-of-the-art equipment for the chemical analysis of samples.

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