Dr. Anne Morrissey graduated with a Chemical Engineering degree from University College Dublin and a PhD from NUI Galway, Ireland. She has worked in and been carrying out research in the area of environmental protection since 1996. Prior to joining DCU, she worked with Smurfit Kappa group for more than 10 years in a variety of roles, including Environmental Manager with Smurfit Corrugated Cases. She has received funding to date from a variety of funders including Science Foundation Ireland, FP7, the Environmental Protection Agency and Questor. She is currently on secondment from Dublin City University to Princess Nora University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she is working on water conservation projects.