Online and Media Outputs

See our recent podcasts, webinars, blogs, and other media outputs below

Dr Lydia Niemi of the Environmental Research Institute (UHI North Highland) and OHBP project co-ordinator, delivered the presentation “Innovative Data Visualisation Tool to Aid Addressing Pharmaceutical Pollution in the Water Environment as part of the UKEOF 2023 conference “Integrating Environmental Observations to Meet Evidence Needs” organising by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (March 2023). Watch below, or access here

OHBP Co-Founder Professor Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland and Robert Gordon University) spoke in The Pharmaceutical Journal podcast “Pandemic plus? The antibiotic resistance lurking in our rivers” with Professor Alistair Boxall (University of York) and Professor Jason Snape (Global Head of Environmental Protection, AstraZeneca) on the issue of pharmaceutical pollution and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment (March 2022). Listen below, or find the article here

OHBP Co-Founder published an article “Anaesthesia – is it really pain free for the environment?” with the Association of Anaesthetists, about the environmental impact of medicines used for anaesthesia (February 2022). Find it here

OHBP Co-Founder Interviewed on Pharmaceutical Pollution in the Environment, the Press and Journal (January 2022). See the interview through the link below

Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland, OHBP Co-Founder) and Lydia Niemi (OHBP Co-ordinator) published article in the Scottish Environmental Anaesthesia Group’s (SEAG) newsletter highlighting the OHBP mission to reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment (November 2021). Read more here

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) One Health network webinar & panel discussion “One Health, Water, and Pharmaceutical Pollution in Scotland (April 2021) with OHBP Co-Founders Stuart Gibb and Sharon Pfleger, OHBP Co-ordinator Lydia Niemi, and Clean Water Wave Co-Founder Stephanie Terreni-Brown (link). You can read more about this output here

Sharon Pfleger (NHS Highland and OHBP Co-Founder) speaks in a podcast “Pee, poo, sex and the One Health Concept” (April 2021) with the University of Aberdeen podcast series “Breaking the Ice Ceiling”. Sharon discusses how medicine affects climate change and biodiversity and how what we and others do can improve the health of ourselves and the planet.

British Medical Association online webinar “How can medical leaders manage the environmental impact of their prescribing?(March 2021) (link)

BBC Radio Scotland Brainwaves Programme, 2020 – Saving the planet one pill at a time (link)

BBC News Article, 2020 – Scottish project tackles ‘environmental impact’ of pills (link)

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) Spotlight, blog article, 2020 – Pharmaceuticals in the environment: Introduction and cross-sector group addressing the issue in Scotland (link)

OoskaNews AquaNOW Audience, live panel discussion, 2020 – Green Meds for Blue Water (article link, video link)

Get Smart with Antibiotics – MedSmart Public Awareness Campaign, 2019 – Antibiotics and You (article link, video link)