Wednesday 21st June 2023


09.15am - 10.45am


Dr Cressida Bowyer - Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth, UK




Short Talks:

Professor Susan Jobling


A Systems Approach to Preventing and Eliminating Plastic Pollution in Indonesian Societies

Dr Fabrizio Ceschin & Dr Nazli Terzioğlu

Brunel University London

The PISCES Partnership Systemic Cross-Value Chain Design Approach to Tackling Plastic Pollution in Indonesia


Cressida Bowyer

University of Portsmouth

Creative solutions to global challenges


Esrat Karim

AMAL Foundation

Plastic pollution in Bangladesh

Speaker Biographies:

Principal Investigator and PISCES Director, Professor Susan Jobling, is an aquatic ecotoxicologist who brings 15 years of interdisciplinary research leadership experience to the PISCES partnership (WOS >20,000 citations; H index 44).

Susan’s work has focused on the impacts of chemicals on wildlife populations, and has been influential in the development of widespread controls on some chemicals. As Founder and Director of Brunel University London’s Institute of Environment, Health and Societies (2014 – 2021), Susan provided strategic leadership for 150 researchers and 68 collaborating countries from a wide variety of disciplines. The PISCES team draws on the membership of the Institute and on the Indian Ocean Plastics in Society Research and Innovation Hub. The Hub, founded by Susan, balances experienced leaders and early career researchers with excellent track records to provide support and guidance. PISCES will benefit from the wealth of previously and currently funded projects awarded to the team.

Fabrizio is a Lecturer in Design for Sustainability at Brunel University London (BUL) and has 13 years of experience in design for sustainability and circular economy.

He is an expert in the innovation of product- service systems, integrating socio-ethical, environmental, and economic sustainability principles. Fabrizio specialises in co-design methods and tools to support participatory activities. He has been part of 21 international and national research projects and has explored business models shifting from single use to reusable packaging systems (OpenFood EPSRC; 2013-2018). He has experience in capacity building, knowledge transfer, and co-design in low- and middle-income countries, having led the International Learning Network on Sustainability (EU-AsiaLink and ERASMUS+) on design for sustainability and circular economy

Fabrizio is Senior Lecturer in Design for Sustainability and a member of the Design for Sustainable Manufacturing research group and the Human Centred Design Institute (HCDI) at Brunel University London.

Nazli is a Research Fellow at Brunel University London. Nazli is specialised in design for the circular economy, consumer perspectives, product longevity, and product repair. Previously, she was a post-doc researcher at Linköping University in Sweden for three years and has completed her practice-based PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2017, funded by the Ministry of Economy in Turkey. Nazli has been involved in several international and national research projects, funded by Erasmus+, Vinnova, and UKRI. She holds an MSc and BID in Industrial Design and a BA in Sociology from the Middle East Technical University.