I am a ‘home grown’ member of staff, arriving in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA as a 'mature' undergraduate student after a career in Logcal Government and NHS management. I went on to undertake a PhD at UEA, exploring the environmental consequences of obtaining energy from waste. I remained at UEA undertaking research in the Risk Unit and CSERGE (Centre for Environmental Research on the Global Environment), whilst raising a young family. My career developed to include teaching and PhD supervision and in 2008 I became a permanent member of faculty, my teaching focusing around low carbon energy and waste systems.
My research has an interdisciplinary, systems based approach, concerned with assessing the environmental impacts of energy and waste management systems using techniques such as lifecyle assessment.
- 1986 BSc (Hons) School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
- 1991 PhD School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
- 2008 Lecturer in School of Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
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Investigating the performance of everyday domestic practices using building monitoring
in Building Research & Information
pp. 622-636Full Text UEA Repository
A domestic practices perspective on Passivhaus living
A streamlined life-cycle assessment and decision tool for used tyres recycling
in Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management
pp. 227-237Full Text UEA Repository
A comparison of the energy and carbon implications of new systems of energy provision in new build housing in the UK
in Energy Policy
pp. 290-298Full Text UEA Repository
An embodied carbon and energy analysis of modern methods of construction in housing: A case study using a lifecycle assessment framework
in Energy and Buildings
pp. 179-188Full Text UEA Repository
Comparison of eco-industrial development between the UK and Korea
In: Proceedings of the UK-Korea Conference on Science and Ttechnology.
The role played by environmental factors in the integration of a transfer station in a municipal solid waste management system
in Waste Management
pp. 545-553UEA Repository
Alternative scenarios to meet the demands of sustainable waste management
in Journal of Environmental Management
pp. 115-132UEA Repository
A stakeholder analysis of barriers and opportunities for stationary fuel cell applications in the UK
in Working Paper - Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
pp. 1-18UEA Repository
Successful approaches to sustainable procurement
Sustainable cities – modelling urban energy supply and demand
in Applied Energy
pp. 167-180Full Text UEA Repository
Economics of waste
In: Waste in Ecological Economics.
pp. 75-101UEA Repository
Managing the Environment for Sustainable Development: Waste Management and Planning
Edward ElgarUEA Repository
Information: The key to sustainability in the building sector
Waste assimilation and management in the North Sea
In: The Economics of Water and Coastal Resources.
pp. 235-279UEA Repository
The UK landfill tax
In: Environmental Policy, Objectives, Instruments and Implementation.
Oxford University PressUEA Repository
Identifying social attitudes to assist urban energy planning in Leicester
in International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology
pp. 265-280Full Text UEA Repository
A lifecycle assessment and evaluation of construction and demolition waste
Life cycle analysis: A guide along the road to sustainability
in Environmental Protection Bulletin
pp. 22-26UEA Repository
In: Environmental Science for Environmental Management.
Longman Scientific and TechnicalUEA Repository
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Key Research Interests
My current research interests focus on a systems based interdisciplinary approach to exploring the environmental impacts of the built environment. The combines modelling the numeric environmental impacts of construction, operation and end of life management of buildings, with the pressures and consequences of social practices and policy. Part of this research is concerned with the increasing importance embodied carbon plays in the climate change impacts of the built environment.
Publications: EPrints Digital Repository
Energy in the built environment, energy security, fuel poverty.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2013
- External examiner for PhD & MPhil at Cambridge University, Manchester University, University of Bath, Sussex University 2008-2013
- Director of Year in Industry
- Equality and Diversity Committee
- Safety Commitee