Professional summary

Research Interests

Brief CV

2017-present Co-Group Leader of Emissions Sources, Sinks and Solutions group, Atmospheric Chemistry and Effects Science Area
2012-present Ecosystems Modeller (Band 5), CEH Edinburgh (part-time, 3 days a week)
• Lead scientist for the delivery of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting in the land use sector (scientific bid leader for 2016-2020 project worth £750,000)

2009-2012 Ecosystems Modeller (Band 6), CEH Edinburgh (part-time, 3 days a week)
• Lead scientist for the delivery of UK greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting in the land use sector (scientific bid leader for 2012-2015 project worth £1,125,000)
• Led and won tenders for related CWI-funded projects (NEC03614, SP1105, SP1113)(worth £594,000 since 2010)

2005-2009 Ecosystems Modeller (Band 6), CEH Edinburgh
• Bid leader and project manager for Defra-funded GHG inventory project with six sub-contractor partners (University of Aberdeen, National Soil Resources Institute, Forest Research, Centre for Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics, Queen’s University Belfast and AFBI)
• Secondment to Defra during the UK’s presidency of the EU and G8 in 2005, including attendance at the UN Climate Change conference in Montreal

2004-2005 Ecological Modeller (Band 6), CEH Monks Wood
• Integrating Earth observation data and ecological models at the regional to global scale

2003-2004 Research Assistant/Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Science, University of Stirling
• Grazing modelling and geographic analysis of Landscapes of Settlement (c.700-1500 AD) in the Faeroe Islands and Iceland. This work involved the co-ordination of geographic information between different institutions, the production of new geographic data-sets and the development of the grazing model ‘Búmodel’

1998-1999 GIS Coordinator, Environmental Audit Unit, Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh

Qualifications

PhD in Environmental Science, University of Stirling 2003, ‘A modelling approach to farm management and vegetation degradation in pre-modern Iceland’

MSc in Geographical Information Systems University of Edinburgh 1997

BSc (Hons.) in Geography University of Bristol 1996

UNFCCC GHG Inventory Reviewer (LULUCF and KP-LULUCF) 2020

Work experience

  • 2022 Co-investigator “The future of vegetable production in a triple challenge context”, World Wildlife Fund (funded by Tesco), £33,300
  • 2022 Co-investigator (LULUCF lead) with Ricardo Consultancy, Provision of emissions projections of current policies for Scottish Government, £17,060
  • 2022 Co-investigator (LULUCF expert) with Aether Consultancy, “Developing Nitrogen Futures”, JNCC, £33,253
  • 2021-22 Co-investigator (LULUCF lead) with Aether Consultancy, “Isle of Man Land Use and Agricultural Carbon Exchange Calculation”, Isle Of Man Government, £15,515
  • 2021-22 Co-investigator (Work Package lead) “Land Carbon Sequestration Tool Development”, UK Water Industry Research, £94,200
  • 2020-22 Principal Investigator with Ricardo, AFBI and Forest Research, “Land Use Change Tracking”, UK Government-BEIS, £298,323
  • 2021-25 Lead scientist, "National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory- LULUCF", Department of Energy and Climate Change/BEIS, sub-contract to Ricardo £885,600 + ad-hoc funding
  • 2021-22 Co-investigator with UKCEH and Element Energy Consultancy, “Greenhouse Gas Removal Review”, UK Government-BEIS, £35,000
  • 2020 Principal Investigator, 6th Carbon Budget scenario analysis, Committee on Climate Change, £12,088
  • 2019 member of UK Delegation to IPCC 49th meeting, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2019-2020 Co-Investigator (LULUCF lead) “2019 Refinement GHGI improvement programme”, UK Government-BEIS, £13,392
  • 2019-22 Co-investigator with SRUC, “Delivering Clean Growth through Sustainable Intensification”, Defra, £50,000
  • 2017-18 Principal Investigator with Rothamsted Research, “Quantifying the impact of future land use change scenarios to 2050 and beyond”, Committee on Climate Change
  • 2017-18 CEH lead scientist with Ricardo Consultancy, “Kyrgyz Republic GHGI Strengthening”, World Bank (capacity building for GHG inventories in Central Asia)
  • 2016-2021 Lead scientist, "National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory- LULUCF", Department of Energy and Climate Change/BEIS, sub-contract to Ricardo, £750,000 + £125,000 ad-hoc
  • 2014-2017 Co-investigator (work package lead), “Wetland GHG inventory”, UK Government-BEIS, £199,800
  • 2014-17 Co-investigator, “MELODIES”, Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • 2010-2012 – Principal Investigator "Scoping study to determine feasibility of populating the land use component of the LULUCF GHG inventory", Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • 2009-2016 Lead scientist, "National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory- LULUCF", Department of Energy and Climate Change/BEIS
  • 2008-2012 - Project manager-"National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory mapping", Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • 2009-2010- CEH Project leader "Pilot determining suitability of Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), Scottish Government"
  • 2006-2009- Project manager "Inventory and projections of UK emissions by sources and removals by sinks due to land use, land use change and forestry" Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Panels, committees and memberships

2019-date NFU Scientific Advisory panel on Net Zero

2019-present EPA (Ireland) Peatland Research project Steering Committee (SMARTBOG)

2018-present LTSS SOC-Dynamics steering committee (UKCEH National Capability project)

2006-2008 IPCC Emissions Factor Database Editorial Board

Publications