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Hannah Anderson

Environment Monitoring And Assessment Programme
Marine Environment Assessment Group
Senior Environmental Toxicologist


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Details of specialism

I am the Biological effects lead in the Marine Environment Assessment (MEA) Group. My main focus is on the marine assessment of biological effects of contaminants and I contribute to regional assessments at Scottish, UK (Marine Strategy Framework Directive descriptor 8) and OSPAR level. I am interested in analytical methodologies for the determination of biomarkers with an emphasis in Quality Assurance. I also lead on the sampling and fieldwork within the MEA group including ship surveys and shoreline sampling. 

Main policy links

  • clean and safe seas monitoring

External committees and responsibilities

  • chair of UKMMAS BECME group (UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy Biological Effects of Contaminants in the Marine Environment)
  • member of Clean and Safe Seas Evidence Gathering Group (CSSEG)
  • member of the ICES Working Group on Biological Effects of Contaminants 
  • member of the Scottish Clean and Safe Seas Coordination Group 
  • guest lecturer at Robert Gordon University
  • member of the SOTEAG (Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group) Monitoring Committee
  • member of the MSS Athena SWAN team and lead of the Student Data subgroup

Details of linked research pages

Hannah Anderson’s ResearchGate profile



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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