Research and teaching interests

Postgraduate researcher with expertise in whole energy systems, wastewater and waste management systems, sustainability and the circular economy. Lead author of several internationally well received academic papers. An outstanding educator with experience delivering lectures, seminars and practical exercises within all areas of earth sciences and wastewater treatment.


Postdoctoral work – Research Fellow


University of Portsmouth                                                                                                           Oct 2018 – Present

Research fellow in clean carbon technologies working within Greentech South and the faculty of Technology. This post has been split into two main job roles:

  1. Working alongside Greentech South and Dr David Hutchinson to support bid writing, SME interaction, outreach and engagement and integration of SMEs into UoP’s operations.
  2. Research fellow within the interdisciplinary Innovate UK IOW Energy Autonomous Community project investigating the current economic and demographic situation on the island in relation to the energy supply and generation system. Determining barriers to uptake of disruptive energy systems and markets in preparation for the next Innovate UK call. Working alongside EoN, SSEN, University of Newcastle, the Isle of Wight Council, Future Isle of Wight and the Energy Catapult.


University of Southampton                                                                                                        July 2016 – Oct 2018

Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in the research of solid waste and wastewater, working within two different research projects – Southern Water Zero Waste and MISTRAL solid waste infrastructure modelling:

  1. Scoping investigation into how the circular economy can be deployed within the current and future operations of Southern Water’s wastewater treatment facilities. This study led the direction of their current 5 and 10 year plan, incorporating the circular economy and sustainability.
  2. Developing a national solid waste infrastructure model (SWIMS), within a national research consortium funded by EPSRC and led by Oxford University (MISTRAL) to predict the future solid waste arisings and capacity demand within Great Britain. Under guidance from myself and others at the university, the model is being used by the UK Government’s National Infrastructure Committee to directly aide in the policy decision making for solid waste management of the UK over the next 30 years. Outputs and expertise were utilised to guide and inform the National Infrastructure Commission on their recent infrastructure needs report.


Open University Postdoctoral Research Consultant (part time).                                          February 2016 – July 2016

I was employed to complete several research papers for the CADWAGO water governance project in the UK and EU. This involved working with Government bodies, NGOs, consultants, water industry, academics, and others to better understand the current water governance situation in the UK and EU, and how it might be improved in practice.


Education and qualifications

PGCE and SKE for Secondary and further education sciences – Physics. Grade Outstanding. February 2015 – June 2016

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Southampton.


Ph.D. Water and Environmental Engineering Research Group.                                         October 2011 – September 2015

University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.