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Dr João is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde and she is the course leader for the MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Studies. She has expertise in the areas of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), enhancement of positive impacts, sustainability, bioeconomy and the circular economy. Her current research focuses on how enhancement can improve project design and strategic planning and how best to implement the circular economy. She set up the first postgraduate class on the Circular Economy at the University of Strathclyde.
Between April 2019 and June 2022 she created teaching materials on bioeconomy, circular economy and sustainability for the H2020 Project BE-Rural on "Bio-based strategies and roadmaps for enhanced rural and regional development in the EU" (https://be-rural.eu).
Dr João has been one of the key people promoting SEA in the UK and since 2002 she has trained more than 500 practitioners on SEA from more than 60 different organisations. She was elected one of the directors of the prestigious International Association for Impact Assessment for the period 2014-2017. IAIA (http://www.iaia.org/) is the leading global network on best practice in the use of impact assessment for informed decision making regarding policies, programs, plans and projects. A truly international association, IAIA has more than 1,600 members from more than 120 countries.
EV939 - Environmental Impact Assessment
CL936 - Writing and Presenting Research (for PhD students)
CL986 - Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
CL973 - Independent study in collaboration with industry
Socio-Economics of Wind Energy Systems
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of London
Award Date: 1 Jan 1994
Master of Geography, University of North Carolina
Award Date: 1 Jan 1989
Bachelor of Engineering, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Award Date: 1 Jan 1985
- Environmental enhancement
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Strategic Environmental Assessment
- Climate Change
- Circular Economy
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Challenges and Future for new technologies: finding (e)quality in work, water and food in the energy frontiers - Newton Fund.
1/01/15 → 31/12/15
Assessing the role of triple helix system intermediaries in nurturing an industrial biotechnology innovation networkBarrie, J., Zawdie, G. & João, E., 20 Mar 2019, In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 214, p. 209-223 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Topham, E., Gonzalez, E., McMillan, D. & João, E., 31 May 2019, In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series . 1222, 1, 9 p., 012035.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference Contribution › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Elsa João (Member)2014 → 2017
Activity: Membership types › Membership of board
Elsa João (Speaker)7 Dec 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk