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Dr Vikki Cheung

Project Manager

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Dr Vikki Cheung is a Project Manager at PML and brings experience in marine science research, event management in the private sector as well as coordination of a broad range of international capacity building programmes for a non-governmental organization. Vikki has a BSc in Geology, MSc in Applied Marine Science and PhD in Marine Genetic Toxicology.

Recent and current projects include AMT4SentinelFRM funded by the European Space Agency; S-3 EUROHAB funded by the European Regional Development Fund via Interreg France-Channel-England; and Blue Communities programme funded by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


GCRF Blue Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Contact: Professor Melanie Austen

GCRF Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia, funded by UK...



Contact: Dr Gavin Tilstone

The AMT4SentinelFRM project focuses on providing high quality reference measurements to validate Sentinel satellite data during the Atlantic...

Other key projects

As the Scientific Coordinator for the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), I have been responsible for coordinating and administering POGO’s capacity building programmes (including the NF-POGO Centre of Excellence in Observational Oceanography, POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships and Shipboard Fellowships); administering the Nippon Foundation-POGO Alumni Network for Oceans (NANO) Regional Projects; and contributing to the GEO Blue Planet Initiative.

Selected key publications

Seeyave, S, Sathyendranath, S, Platt, T & Cheung, V, 2014. Towards sustained ocean observations in developing countries. In: Djavidnia, S Cheung, V, Ott, M & Seeyave, S (eds). Oceans and Society: Blue Planet, pp. 156-162. ISBN 978-1443856393, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014

Lorna J. Dallas, Victoria V. Cheung, Andrew S. Fisher, Awadhesh N. Jha. 2013. Relative sensitivity of two marine bivalves for detection of genotoxic and cytotoxic effects: A field assessment in the Tamar Estuary, South West England. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(4), 3397-3412. doi:10.1007/s10661-012-2800-0

Victoria V. Cheung, Awadhesh Jha, Richard Owen, Michael H. Depledge and Tamara S. Galloway. 2006. Development of the in vivo chromosome aberration assay in oyster (Crassostrea gigas) embryo-larvae for genotoxicity assessment. Marine Environmental Research 62 (S1): S278-S282. doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2006.04.018

Cheung, VV, Depledge, MH, Jha AN. 2005. An evaluation of the relative sensitivity of the Comet assay in two marine bivalve mollusc species. Marine Environmental Research 62 (S1): S301-S305. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2006.04.053

Galloway TS, Brown RJ, Dissanayake A, Browne MA, Lowe DM, Cheung, V, Depledge, M. H. and Jones, M. B. 2005. The ECOMAN project: a novel approach to sustainable ecosystem function. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 53:186-194

Atienzar FA, Cheung, VV, Jha AN, Depledge MH. 2001. Fitness Parameters and DNA Effects are Sensitive Indicators of Copper-Induced Toxicity in Daphnia magna. Toxicological Sciences, 59:241-250. doi:10.1093/toxsci/59.2.241

Cheung, VV, Galloway, TS, Depledge, MH. 2004. Chemical disruption of biological phenomena. In: Encyclopedia of Life and Sustainable Development, UNESCO,

Jha AN, Cheung VV, Foulkes ME, Hill SJ, Depledge MH. 2000. Detection of genotoxins in the marine environment: adoption and evaluation of an integrated approach using the embryo-larval stages of the marine mussel, Mytilus edulis. Mutation Research, 464:213-228. doi:10.1016/S1383-5718(99)00188-6

Cheung VV, Wedderburn RJ, Depledge MH. 1998. Molluscan Lysosomal Responses as a Diagnostic Tool for the Detection of a Pollution Gradient in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong. Marine Environmental Research, 46(1-5):237-241. doi:10.1016/S0141-1136(97)00104-9

Wedderburn J, Cheung V, Bamber S, Bloxham M, Depledge MH. 1998. Biomarkers of Biochemical and Cellular Stress in Carcinus maenas: An in situ Field Study. Marine Environmental Research, 46(1-5):321-324. doi:10.1016/S0141-1136(98)00016-6