Layla Al-Omran

Layla Al-Omran

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Layla Al-Omran is undertaking doctoral research into human exposure assessments for persistent organic pollutants in indoor dust. Her project involves investigating the most important factors affecting human exposure such as, spatial and temporal variations, dust particle size, sampling method and dust properties. Layla has optimised a new clean-up method for analysing BFRs in dust samples and participated in Dioxin 2015 conference in Brazil.


  • BSc in Chemistry
  • MSc in Analytical chemistry


Layla studied chemistry at university of Basrah, Iraq. After the BSc, She worked as a high school teacher for five years. After the MSc, Layla became as a university staff member and a researcher at university of Basrah for twenty years. Before current PhD research, Her research trend was in heavy metals pollutants. She published many papers in this subject (in Arabic language).

Doctoral research

PhD title
Factors influencing human exposure assessment of  legacy  and “Novel” Brominated Flame Retardants via indoor dust ingestion
Professor Stuart Harrad


Research interests

Organic pollutants

Other activities

At university of Basrah, Iraq, a member in a number of college committees: Examining Committee, Exhibitions Committee and Reconstruction Committee.


Al-Omran, L., Harrad, S., 2015. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and “novel” brominated flame retardants in floor and elevated surface house dust from Iraq: implications for human exposure assessment. Emerg. Contam. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.emcon.2015.10.001