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Personal Information Date of Birth: 23rd February 1986
Education October 2008 – Submitted University of Surrey
RESOLVE (Research on Lifestyles, Values and the environment)
Researcher/PhD Candidate: The effect of fairness on household energy reduction
The aim of this research is to investigate the effects fairness could have on household energy
reduction by fostering behaviour change, policy acceptance and stimulating engagement. As
part of this work I developed a novel carbon footprint audit tool to calculate both direct and
in-direct CO2 emissions.
September 2007-2008 Imperial College London
MSc Environmental Technology (Merit)
Core course modules: Ecology, Environmental Policy and Management Systems,
Environmental Pollution and Control, Environmental Law, Research Methods and Statistics,
Risk Assessment, Economics and Global Climate Change.
Option course modules: Environmental assessment & analysis
Contaminated land & ground water, Waste management, Environmental decision making, Air
pollution & climate change.
Case study: Hounslow Heath – Contaminated land site assessment
This investigation was commissioned by Hounslow borough council with the aim of
conducting a full contaminated land site investigation of the area. The assessment included a
full site history, legal considerations, sampling strategy development, site analysis and finding
implications. As well as a written report, verbal presentations were made to Hounslow
Borough Council and industry experts.
Case study: Waste management – Development of waste strategy for England
The aim of this project was to design a more pro-environmental waste management strategy
for England. Current waste generation, management options and capacities were assessed
within a consultancy team. A fully costed, forward plan was developed to deal with
England’s waste requirements to 2020 achieving higher environmental performance. The
results of these findings were collated into separate reports and presented to industry experts.
Dissertation: Effect of the implementation of Landfill Bans in the UK & European best
practice - This project was undertaken with funding awarded from DEFRA to explore the
impact landfill bans could have for waste management practices in the UK. Interviews were
also conducted with waste practitioners and policy makers across Europe to establish best
practice for the implementation and long term management of this policy.
2004-2007 University of Surrey
BSc Hons Biomedical science
Modules included: Microbial exploitation, Bacteriology, Pathogenesis of infectious disease, genetics
Dissertation: Effect of charcoal on the decomposition of organic matter.
1999-2004 St Bede’s School Eastbourne
A-Levels (2004): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education
GCSE’s: 10, Including Maths and English
Professional October 2008 – September 2012
experience RESOLVE University of Surrey
As part of RESOLVE I participate in a multidisciplinary environmental research group. I have
gained experience in identifying novel areas for research, designing appropriate research
methodologies, utilising both quantitative and qualitative methods, project management,
managing time scales, project budgets, academic report writing.
Other responsibilities have included:
External Collaborations: I have been involved in external collaborations with organisation
such as Global Action Plan and the Eden project, leading a tranche of research within the 21 st
Centaury Living project for the Eden Project and Home Retail Group.
Teaching: I have acted as an examiner and provided teaching support for several
environmental subjects, Environmental Auditing and Environmental Management Systems,
Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility and Environmental Management Strategy
at MSc and MBA level. I also tutored undergraduates on Microsoft Office software packages.
Presentations: Include the “Research Council UK Energy Review”, Oxford, 2010 and the
RESOLVE showcase “Living Sustainably: values, policies, practices”, London, 2011.
June 2007 - September 2007 University of surrey
Researching novel transport carrier mechanisms for Pro-biotic bacteria. Responsibilities
included managing of laboratory technicians and laboratory equipment such as anaerobic
growth cabinets and CO2 gas analysers. Further responsibilities included co-ordinating
research areas, designing and carrying out laboratory experiments building on previous results
and research findings and presenting findings in a final report.
1st July 2005 – 13th August 2005 Eastbourne International Summer School
I was responsible for the development and implementation of the activities program, and the
co-ordination of 15 activity staff. This included on campus activities as well as day
excursions to various attractions around England for up to 170 children at any one time. I also
had responsibilities for the day-to-day managing and running of the school, the welfare of
activity staff and children and the activities budget.
Extracurricular Student Union: In my Undergraduate years I co-founded the Biological society, with the aim
activities of fostering integration between the academic years.
Sports & Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy playing cricket for my local village team and have
a role on the teams committee. I help with the club development, organise our community
events and develop and run the club website and social media outlets. I also have a keen
interest in music and have recently started learning to sail.
IT skills Proficient in all Microsoft office software, the Visual Basic for Applications programming
language (VBA), Geographical Information System software Arc GIS, Nvivo 8 interview
analysis software, basic HTML, use of Wordpress application.
Professional Student member of iema. Currently preparing to sit the iema Associate Level exam.
References Academic Reference Previous Employer
Prof T. Jackson Dr F. De Leij
Centre for Environmental Strategy (D3) FHMS
University of Surrey University of Surrey
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