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Personal Statement

Jen is a researcher working in the growing interdisciplinary field of social and environmental risk of energy systems.

As a geologist, Jen uses her technical background to address research questions on the perception, assessment and communication of risk from low-carbon energy technologies. Her recent work spans from minimising the risk of leakage of engineered CO2 storage and advising appropriate monitoring strategies at these sites, the role of technical expertise on the perceived risks from new energy technologies, methods of deliberative engagement for informing decision making on energy developments, and on assessing (and minimising) the environmental impact of potential exploitation of unconventional gas in the UK.

This research informs how the necessary transition to a low-carbon energy system can be implemented in a way that is acceptable to society.

From June 2013 - Dec 2016 Jen was funded by ClimateXChange - Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change. The centre brings together a range of researchers to provide independent advice, research and analysis on climate change and climate change policy in Scotland. She is now a faculty-funded Knowledge Exchange Research Associate. 

In addition to research, Jen assists with student supervision, and teaching on several undergraduate and masters programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Edinburgh

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Projects 2013 2017


Early Career Researcher International Travel Fund

Roberts, J.


Project: ResearchSecondment

Research Output 2011 2019

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

Myers, M. B., Roberts, J. J., White, C. & Stalker, L., 24 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Chemical Geology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Leakage (fluid)

Fault fictions: cognitive biases in the conceptualization of fault zones

Shipton, Z. K., Roberts, J. J., Comrie, E. L., Kremer, Y., Lunn, R. J. & Caine, J. S., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Geological Society Special Publications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fault zone
Dynamical systems


Images of Research - Category Winner

Jennifer Roberts (Recipient), May 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2014 2019

National Geosequestration Laboratory, CSIRO

Jen Roberts (Visiting researcher)
2 Jan 201929 Jan 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external organisation

The Inaugural Australian Geoscience Council Conference

Linda Stalker (Keynote/plenary speaker), Jen Roberts (Speaker), Leslie Mabon (Speaker)
15 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences