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
Recipient
13/5/2021
Images of Research 2021 - Shortlist
Recipient
4/5/2021
Nominated: Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Awards 2020
Recipient
28/5/2020
Images of Strathclyde Category Winner: Measurement Science and Enabling Technologies
Recipient
2018
Scottish Energy Researcher of the Year 2015: Energy Infrastructure & Society category
Recipient
2015
Heriot-Watt Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year Award - Energy, Infrastructure and Society
Recipient
2015

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Publications

The importance of context and the effect of information and deliberation on opinion change regarding environmental issues in citizens' juries.
Thompson Andrew GH, Escobar Oliver, Roberts Jennifer J, Elstub Stephen, Pamphilis Niccole M
Sustainability Vol 13 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179852
Reflections on developing a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to embedding education for sustainable development into higher education curricula
Logan Louise, Strachan Scott, Willison Debra, Bain Roderick, Roberts Jen, Mitchell Iain, Yarr Roderick
Emerald Open Research (2021)
Structural geology for a sustainable world
McMahon Christopher J, McNamara David, Roberts Jen, Yeomans Chris
(2021)
Fracking bad language : hydraulic fracturing and earthquake risks
Roberts Jennifer J, Bond Clare E, Shipton Zoe K
Geoscience Communication Vol 4 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-4-303-2021
Optimising site selection for hydrogen storage in porous rocks in the North Sea & Irish Sea
Slabon Lubica, Molnar Ian, Roberts Jen, Edlmann Katriona
InterPore2021 (2021)
Do intraplate and plate boundary fault systems evolve in a similar way with repeated slip events?
Shipton Zoe, McKay Lucy, Lunn Rebecca, Pytharouli Stella, Roberts Jen
EGU General Assembly 2021 (2021)

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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
26/4/2022
Internal Examiner: PhD thesis
Examiner
26/7/2021
UKUH CPD: Geoscience Communication
Consultant
7/7/2021
Peking University Globex Summerschool: Sustainability Theory and Practices
Member of programme committee
5/7/2021
What is the future of the oil and gas sector?
Blogger
30/6/2021
Raising ambition: A tale of two Regions
Invited speaker
29/6/2021

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Projects

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.
20-Jan-2021
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.
01-Jan-2021
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.
01-Jan-2021
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.
01-Jan-2019
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.
01-Jan-2019

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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