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Personal Statement

I am a Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy at the University of Strathclyde, which is a research-facing Lectureship post. 

My research is interdisciplinary and applied, and addresses the social and environmental risk of geological resources – often relating to energy. I use my technical background in geology to tackle interdisciplinary questions relevant across geoscience, environmental science, environmental psychology, environmental engineering and political science. These questions relate to the perception, assessment and communication of risks relating to low-carbon energy technologies, which, for many, the subsurface plays a vital role. These risks vary from the very specific or technical-facing, to broad and societal-facing, and the range of risks and impacts and decision-making processes in-between. Ultimately my work aims to inform how the necessary transition to a net zero carbon future can be implemented in a way that is acceptable to society and to the environment.

In addition to growing and developing my field through research and supervision, I am the MRes Director for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering MRes programmes and I also teach on several undergraduate and masters courses. I deliver CPD and consultancy in decarbonising energy, life cycle impact assessment and design, environmental and social impact assessment, ethnography and reporting, citizens juries, and facilitation. 

I am engaged with Strathclyde's Energy theme and Society and Policy strategic theme, and  am a co-founder of Strathclyde's new Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP) Centre for Doctoral Training. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 2009 2020

2 Downloads (Pure)

Experts and evidence in deliberation: scrutinising the role of witnesses and evidence in mini-publics, a case study

Roberts, J. J., Lightbody, R., Low, R. & Elstub, S., 14 Jan 2020, In : Policy Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
wind farm
1 Citation (Scopus)

An experimental investigation into quantifying CO2 leakage in aqueous environments using chemical tracers

Myers, M. B., Roberts, J. J., White, C. & Stalker, L., 20 Apr 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 511, p. 91-99 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leakage (fluid)


Images of Research - Category Winner

Jen Roberts (Recipient), May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2014 2020

Fracking Bad Language

Jen Roberts (Speaker), Clare Bond (Contributor), Zoe Shipton (Contributor)
30 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

UKUH Integration Event 2 on "the role of UK onshore gas in delivering net zero"

Jen Roberts (Consultant)
9 Jan 2020

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy