Daisy Harley-Nyang

Project: Microplastics in wastewater

Supervisors: Professors Fayyaz Memon and Tamara Galloway OBE

Industrial Supervisor: Nina Jones, UKWIR


Daisy graduated in April 2018 with an MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering from the University of Surrey, gaining a Distinction. Her dissertation involved carrying out sanitary hazard surveys and water quality testing of three different water supplies at a remote village in The Gambia. She also has a BSc in Geology and Geography from the University of Birmingham.

Work Experience

Between her studies, Daisy has worked as an Assistant Scientist at the National Laboratory Service in Starcross, Devon which involved the water quality testing of bathing water samples via micro-filtration. Most recently, she’s worked as an Assistant Scientific Officer at the Animal and Plant Health Agency also in Starcross, which primarily involved diagnostic laboratory testing.

Daisy’s WISE PhD project will be in collaboration with the UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) and is themed ‘Microplastics in Wastewater’.

Research Interests

  • Geology/Hydrogeology
  • Climate change
  • Microbiology/bacteriology- specifically of water
  • Small/private water supplies
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Environmental and public health


2020 GW4 WSA Conference Poster

2020 GW4 WSA Conference Flash Presentation

2020 Industry Day Research Poster