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Dr Kelly Sheridan

Assistant Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Alongside her role as an Assistant Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria University Dr Kelly Sheridan is Research Director at The Microfibre Consortium (TMC), a non-profit organisation leading the textile industry in reducing microfibre release to protect the environment. Kelly is a forensic scientist by trade and has specialised in the field textile fibres for over 17 years. Her research on the prevalence of fibres (aka microfibres) and the factors affecting their loss from textiles and their subsequent movement in the environment came long before ‘microfibres’ became topical. More recently, Kelly has taken her forensic skills and knowledge and is using them to address the challenges of microfibre pollution and their environmental impact.

Kelly Sheridan

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  • Aligning the textile industry towards the mitigation of microfibre pollution, Sheridan, K., Bateman, A., Bland, E., Ducas, C., Mather, S. 30 Apr 2024, Microfibre Pollution from Textiles , Boca Raton, US, Taylor & Francis
  • Cross-disciplinary Collaboration Challenging Microfibre Fragmentation in the Fashion and Textile Industries, James, A., Mutambo, N., Prendergast-Miller, M., Sheridan, K., Rogers, A. 30 Apr 2024, Microfibre Pollution from Textiles, Boca Raton, US, Taylor & Francis
  • Natural Fibers: Why Are They Still the Missing Thread in the Textile Fiber Pollution Story?, Stanton, T., James, A., Prendergast-Miller, M., Peirson-Smith, A., Kechi-Okafor, C., Gallidabino, M., Namdeo, A., Sheridan, K. 10 Jul 2024, In: Environmental Science and Technology
  • A quantitative assessment of the extent and distribution of textile fibre transfer to persons involved in physical assault, Sheridan, K., Palmer, R., Chalton, D., Bacar, J., Beckett, J., Bellerby, K., Brown, L., Donaghy, E., Finlayson, A., Graham, C., Robertson, B., Taylor, L., Gallidabino, M. 1 Jul 2023, In: Science & Justice
  • Are microfibres a problem for aquatic ecosystems? What we don’t know about textile pollution, Gallidabino, M., Sheridan, K., Stanton, T., James, A., Ginting, J. 30 Sep 2023
  • Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing - new research, McKay, D., Sheridan, K., Stanton, T. 24 Oct 2023
  • Forensic Examination of Fibers: Transfer and Persistence, Sheridan, K. 1 Jan 2023, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Third Edition, Elsevier
  • Prevalence and characterisation of microfibres along the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast, Kechi-Okafor, C., Khan, F., Al-Naimi , U., Beguerie, V., Gallidabino, M., Scott-Harden, S., Sheridan, K. 23 Feb 2023, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
  • Rethinking the fashion value chain: how reshoring can create a localised product lifecycle and support sustainable economic growth, James, A., Mather, S., Sheridan, K. 17 Sep 2023, Novel sustainable alternatives for the textiles and fashion industry, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • Shedding off-the-grid: The role of garment manufacturing and textile care in global microfibre pollution, Stanton, T., Stanes, E., Gwinnett, C., Lei, X., Cauilan-Cureg, M., Ramos, M., Sallach, J., Harrison, E., Osborne, A., Sanders, C., Baynes, E., Law, A., Johnson, M., Ryves, D., Sheridan, K., Blackburn, R., McKay, D. 20 Nov 2023, In: Journal of Cleaner Production

Rory Simmons The application of multivariate analysis to aid interpretation of textile fibre dyes analysed by microspectrophotometry Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 03/03/2021

  • Education PGCert July 08 2015
  • Chemistry PhD
  • Science MSc
  • Chemistry BSc (Hons)
  • Member Forensic Science Society (FSSoc) 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013


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