Veronica’s interests lie in the communication and application of research to inform and influence environmental policy. As part of the ERINN team she works on science communication and knowledge transfer components within national and European projects. Veronica has an academic background in environmental science and zoology. Her doctorate research focused on detecting and quantifying a wide range of microcontaminants in an estuarine environment undergoing rapid urbanisation and industrial development. Histopathology was also carried out on a marine snail to provide corresponding information on the health status of the animals with a view to providing ecologically-relevant biological endpoints of chronic contaminant exposure. In her work Veronica also draws on previous professional experience in science officer and environmental consultancy roles.