Professor Richard Thompson OBE elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society

Professor Richard Thompson OBE elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society




The Royal Society has announced that Marine Biologist and World Expert on Plastic Pollution, Professor Richard Thompson OBE, has been elected to their Fellowship



On 29th April, the Royal Society announced that that more than 60 exceptional scientists have been elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society. Richard Thompson was among those listed.

According to the Royal Society, Professor Thompson, “coined the term microplastics in 2004, and his work to identify the sources and effects of microplastic has shaped environmental policy.”

Professor Thompson was a member of the Working Group for SAPEA’s evidence review report on Microplastics which was published in January 2019. He is also currently working with us on another evidence review report.

Vice President of Academia Europaea, Professor Ole Petersen has congratulated Professor Thompson,

“Election to the Royal Society is the most important recognition that can be bestowed upon a scientist in the UK and the Commonwealth of Nations. It is therefore wonderful news that Richard’s scientific work has been recognised in this way.”




7th May 2020. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk


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