Susan is Head of the Institute for the Environment at Brunel University, London. She is a leading scientist with particular expertise and over 20 years experience in the biological effects of environmental pollutants, particularly those present in water and has published some of the most highly cited papers in this area in the last two decades. She is author and Editor of a recent WHO/UNEP report on endocrine disrupting chemicals in the environment. She has interests in causes and consequences of pollution as well as in clean technology , development. From a regulatory perspective, Susans work has been influential in the development of widespread controls on some chemicals, as their use has been banned in some countries. Keen to make sure her research informs policy, she has served on several Government expert committees.