Professional summary

Research Interests

As a project manager, with experience working in private sector, conservation, and science projects, my primary interest and goal is to help researchers deliver high quality, high impact science projects for UKCEH.  I have international work experience in landscape-level water and ecosystem work, with particular focus on Kenya and India, as well as working with remotely-based partners from around the world.  Over the years, I have had the opportunity to interact directly with stakeholders ranging from the donors, to farmers and civil society, as well as management and implementation level stakeholders.  Since joining UKCEH, I have gained extensive experience in organising and delivering high quality events, from scientific workshops and conferences, to knowledge exchange meetings with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.   I have also gained good experience in project reporting both written and verbal, as required by UKRI NERC.   Having recently qualified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner, and with my conservation background, I am keen to explore the route to impact for projects and programmes in UKCEH. 

Since joining UKCEH in 2018, I have taken over the role of project manager for the India-UK Water Centre and the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme & ENDOWS Project, and Co-PM for Valuing Nature Programme.  

 

 

Brief CV

Project Management Positions:

2018 - Present: Senior Science Project Manager, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

2014 - 2016: Programme Coordinator, Naivasha Landscape, WWF Kenya

2007 - 2010: Executive Officer, Lake Naivasha Growers' Group

I have also conducted a number of short-term consultancies for private sector, civil society and NGOs on various topics.

Qualifications

Education

PhD Biology - University of Waterloo, Canada (2007)

Thesis: Long- and Short-term Dynamics of the Wetlands in the Amboseli Savanna Ecosystem, Kenya

MSc Environmental Biology - University of Guelph, Canada (2000)

Thesis: Relationship between Gibberllins, Height and Stress Tolerance in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science - University of Guelph, Canada (1998)

Professional

PRINCE2 Practitioner (2019)

 

Panels, committees and memberships

Society of Wetland Scientists

ResearchGate profile

Publications

Everard, M., Ahmed, S., Gagnon, A.S. , et al. 2020. Can nature-based solutions contribute to water security in Bhopal? 723 (138061).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138061

Sarkar, S., Perras, M.R., Falk, D.E. et al. 2004. Relationship between gibberellins, height, and stress tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings. Plant Growth Regulation 42, 125–135. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:GROW.0000017492.56792.64