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Ian Cousins

Ian Cousins
Phone:+ 46 (0)8 16 4012
Room:S 502

Research Interests

My research comprises a combination of modelling and experimental approaches to investigate the sources, transport, fate and exposure of chemicals contaminants. A suite of modelling tools are used in our research to: (i) estimate key physicochemical properties of chemicals, (ii) simulate the transport and fate of chemicals in outdoor and indoor environments, (iii) simulate the bioaccumulation of chemicals in food webs and (iv) simulate the pharmacokinetics of chemicals in wildlife species and humans. 


There has been much recent focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) which due to their unique environmental chemistry offer exciting new research opportunities. We work closely with analytical chemists in our department to better understand the behaviour of these substances.


I am the Group Leader of the Contaminant Modelling Group. More information about our research and the group members can be found on the group homepage.

Latest scientific papers

  • Scientific paper

    Statistical analysis of long-term monitoring data for persistent organic pollutants in the atmosphere at 20 monitoring stations broadly indicates declining concentrations

    2014 | Environ. Sci. Technol.
    DOI: 10.1021/es502909n
  • Scientific paper

    Identifying Chemicals That Are Planetary Boundary Threats

    2014 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 48 (11057-11063)
    DOI: 10.1021/es501893m
  • Scientific paper

    Enhanced Elimination of Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid by Menstruating Women: Evidence from Population-based Pharmacokinetic Modeling.

    Wong, F.MacLeod, M.; Mueller, J.F.; Cousins, I.T.
    2014 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 48 (8807-8814)
    DOI: 10.1021/es500796y