Ian Cousins

External Relations Coordinator
Room: T526
Phone: + 46 8 16 4012
Mobile: + 46 72 148 9232

Research Interests and Biographical Information

Research Interests. My research comprises a combination of experimental and modelling approaches to investigate the sources, transport, fate and exposure of contaminants. In recent years, much of my research has focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). I work closely with analytical chemists in our department to better understand the behaviour of PFAS and other substances.

Biographical Information. I earned a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry at the University of York (1989) and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the University of Surrey (1991) before working as an Environmental Chemist in the water industry for 4 years (1991-1995). I returned to academia and earned a PhD at Lancaster University (1998), then worked as a Postdoc in Contaminant Fate Modelling at Trent University in Canada (1998-2001), and as a Visiting Researcher in Contaminant Fate Modelling at Stockholm University (2002-2004). I took a position as Assistant Professor at Stockholm University in 2004, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Full Professor in 2012. I have published 188 peer-reviewed journal articles and 10 book chapters, which have been well cited (designated as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2018 and 2020). In 2020, we kicked off the PERFORCE3 project, which is a Europe-wide multi-partner doctoral research training programme in the field of PFAS coordinated by Stockholm University and funded by H2020. In 2021, we kicked off the ZeroPM project, which is a multipartner research project funded by H2020 and targeting PFAS and vPvB/PMT substances. I previously worked as Associate Editor of Chemosphere (2012-2018) and became Associate Editor of Environmental Science and Technology in 2020 and Associate Editor of Environmental Au in 2021.

Latest scientific papers

ACS Environmental Au Best Paper Awards 2021–2022

Li, X.; Cousins, I.T.; Hornbuckle, K.C.
2023 | ACS Environ. Au | 3 (2) (56-57)

The essential-use concept: a valuable tool to guide decision-making on applications for authorisation under REACH?

Figuière, R.; Borchert, F.; Cousins, I.T.; Ågerstrand, M.
2023 | Environ Sci Eur | 35 (5) (1-12)

ACS Environmental Au Recognizes 2022 Rising Stars in Environmental Research

Xiang-dong, L.; Cousins, I.T.; Hornbuckle, K.C.
2023 | ACS Environ. Au | 3 (1) (1-4)

Stories of global chemical pollution – will we ever understand persistence?

2022 | Environ. Sci. Technol. | 56 (24) (17498-17501)

ACS Environmental Au – How to Improve the Reach of Your Open Access Research

Praetorius, A.; Cousins, I.T.
2022 | ACS Environ. Au | 2 (5) (373-375)

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