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.
- 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
- What is the future of the oil and gas sector?
- Raising ambition: A tale of two Regions
- Invited speaker
More professional activities
- VIP4SD: Building Pandemic Resilience (£10K)
- Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Jen (Co-investigator) Morse, Tracy (Co-investigator) Vlachakis, Christos (Research Co-investigator)
- This VIP4SD project will develop methods of using Indoor Environmental Quality metrics to rapidly inform best practice for managing and designing buildings to enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants, initially by informing short- and long- term COVID-19 disaster responses.
- Decentralised Water Technologies (EPSRC Programme Grant)
- Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Ford, Rebecca (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2026
- Alumni Fund - Engineers without Borders Student Chapter Support (£1,200)
- Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator)
- This project aims to enhance opportunities for Strathclyde’s Engineers without Borders (EWB) student Chapter by:
1. Funding travel and subsistence to support Chapter members to benefit from EWB organised training events.
2. Supporting the set-up of lab space for the Chapter. This is intended to be a long-term arrangement with the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and will enable the Chapter to access lab facilities and support to tackle applied sustainable development problems.
- Alumni Fund - Enhanced support for EWB Design Challenge students (£3,580)
- Roberts, Jen (Principal Investigator) Strachan, Scott (Co-investigator)
- This project will widen access & enhance student engagement with Engineers without Borders UK Design Challenges for sustainable development by:1. Supporting student attendance at the Engineering for People Design Challenge Grand Finals. Funds will support the attendance of Strathclyde teams at the prestigious UK-wide competition event.2. Enhancing student engagement in the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge. Funds will enable teams to access materials to develop and test their designs.
- 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.
- 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.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building
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