Professional summary

Research Interests

Brief CV

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

Publications