Kelly is a Research Fellow in sustainable development, specialising in finding solutions to address the issues of pharmaceutical pollution and antimicrobial resistance. She is the Co-Director of the Pharmaceutical Pollution Solutions Hub, hosted at the University of Exeter. Kelly’s research uses systems thinking and public engagement methods to better understand the broad societal context of pharmaceutical pollution and antimicrobial resistance in aquatic environments. She works with the private sector, non-profit organisations, policy makers and public groups, both in low- and high-income contexts, to collectively identify and prioritise pragmatic, cross-sectoral solutions. Kelly has published articles on these issues in relation to human healthcare, food production, science communication and global policy. Her goal is to expedite the transition to the sustainable use of pharmaceuticals in human healthcare and food production systems.