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Personal Statement

I am a Chancellor’s Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, and Deputy Director of the Strathclyde Institutude for Sustainable Communities (SISC).

My research is interdisciplinary and applied, and addresses socio-technical transitions - often relating to geological resources, energy, water or integrated systems. Ultimately my work aims to inform a fair and sustainable transition to net zero carbon future. 

In addition to growing and developing my field through research and knowledge exchange, I am the MRes Director for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering MRes programmes, and I teach on sustainable development for several undergraduate and masters courses. I have delivered CPD and consultancy on citizens juries, decarbonisation, life cycle environmental and social impact assessment and design, ethnography, mixed methods, and facilitation. 

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

Beyond Strathclyde, I am the Deputy Editor in Chief of the journal Earth Science, Systems and Society, I am Deputy Director and ECR lead for the UKCCSRC, and sit on the UKERC Research Commitee and the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Directorate, alongside other advisory roles. It is important to me to showcase geoscience and engineering for sustainable transition, and am co-director of Geoscience for the Future.

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):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Natural CO₂ fluids in Italy: Implications for the leakage of geologically stored CO₂ , University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012


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