Dr Jennifer Roberts

Chancellor'S Fellowships

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy at the University of Strathclyde, which is a research-facing Lectureship post. 

My research is interdisciplinary and applied, and addresses socio-technical transitions - often relating to geological resources, energy, water or integrated systems. Ultimately my work aims to inform a sustainable transition to net zero carbon future. 

In addition to growing and developing my field through research and knowledge exchange, I am the MRes Director for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering MRes programmes and I also teach on sustianble development for several undergraduate and masters courses. I deliver CPD and consultancy on citizens juries, decarbonising energy, life cycle impact assessment and design, environmental and social impact assessment, ethnography, mixed methods, and facilitation. 

I am engaged with Strathclyde's Energy strategic theme and Society and Policy strategic theme, and am a co-founder of Strathclyde's new Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP) Centre for Doctoral Training. 

Prizes and awards

Engineers without Borders Champion
Images of Research 2021 - Shortlist
Nominated: Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2020
Images of Strathclyde Category Winner: Measurement Science and Enabling Technologies
Heriot-Watt Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Award - Energy, Infrastructure and Society
Scottish Energy Researcher of the Year 2015: Energy Infrastructure & Society category

More prizes and awards


Fracking bad language : hydraulic fracturing and earthquake risks
Roberts Jennifer J, Bond Clare E, Shipton Zoe K
Geoscience Communication Vol 4 (2021)
Do intraplate and plate boundary fault systems evolve in a similar way with repeated slip events?
McKay L, Lunn R J, Shipton Z K, Pytharouli S, Roberts J J
Earth and Planetary Science Letters Vol 559 (2021)
Is the University of Strathclyde's Combined Heat and Power (CHP) District Energy Scheme compatible with its carbon reduction targets? A Life Cycle Emissions Assessment of the Strathclyde's Energy Centre and Implications for its Expansion
Morales Alejandro Mar, Roberts Jennifer J
What have we learnt from CO2 release field experiments, and what are the gaps for the future?
Roberts Jennifer J, Stalker Linda
Earth-Science Reviews Vol 209 (2020)
Business models to accelerate uptake of domestic heat efficiency and decarbonisation measures
Carus Chris, Roberts Jen
A controlled CO2 release experiment in a fault zone at the in-situ laboratory in Western Australia
Michael Karsten, Avijegon Arsham, Ricard Ludovic, Myers Matt, Tertyshnikov Konstantin, Pevzner Roman, Strand Julian, Hortle Allison, Stalker Linda, Pervukhina Marina, Harris Brett, Feitz Andrew, Pejcic Bobby, Larcher Alf, Rachakonda Praveen, Freifeld Barry, Woitt Mark, Langhi Laurent, Dance Tess, Myers Jo, Roberts Jennifer, Saygin Erdinc, White Cameron, Seyyedi Mojtaba
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 99 (2020)

More publications

Professional activities

Geological Society of London Energy Transition Discussion Meeting: What does Geoscience need to do now for a sustainable transition to net zero?
Member of programme committee
Internal Examiner: PhD thesis
UKUH CPD: Geoscience Communication
Peking University Globex Summerschool: Sustainability Theory and Practices
Member of programme committee
Raising ambition: A tale of two Regions
Invited speaker
Strathclyde news article: Engineering students shortlisted in global design challenge

More professional activities


Decentralised Water Technologies (EPSRC Programme Grant)
Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Ford, Rebecca (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2026
The architecture and fluid flow properties of shallow fault systems and their implications for geoenergy engineering
Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Shipton, Zoe (Co-investigator) Johnson, Gareth (Co-investigator) McMahon, Christopher (Researcher)
This PhD project seeks to further understanding of fluid flow in the shallow subsurface, and particularly around fault zones, with the aim to reduce risks of geological engineering such as CO2 or hydrogen storage and to inform environmental monitoring. The project involves partners at CSIRO and Geoscience Australia.
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | McMahon, Christopher
Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Johnson, Gareth (Co-investigator) White, Chris (Co-investigator) McMahon, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
Global Environmental Monitoring and Policy (GEMaP) Centre for Doctoral Training: Quantifying the risks and impacts of climate change on water resources in Scotland.
Peters, Joshua (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Quigley, John (Co-investigator)
This is an exciting opportunity to engage in international research to reduce risks of climate change on water resources. The studentship will be developing innovative decision-making techniques as well as identifying potential policy interventions to enhance actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, or to reduce the impacts of climate change.
Towards more Earthquake-resilient Urban Societies through a Multi-sensor-based Information System enabling Earthquake Forecasting, Early Warning and Rapid Response Systems (TURNKEY)
Douglas, John (Principal Investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Roberts, Jen (Co-investigator) Tubaldi, Enrico (Co-investigator) Zonta, Daniele (Co-investigator)
Towards more Earthquake-resilient Urban Societies through a Multi-sensor-based Information System enabling Earthquake Forecasting, Early Warning and Rapid Response actions
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2022
CSIRO In Situ Lab
Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2019

More projects


Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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