The overall direction of the DTP is guided by an Advisory Board (AB) drawn from our end-user community. It promotes links between academic, policy, and end-user communities within and beyond ARIES. It advises on maximising impact from ARIES research on society, industry, policy, and the wider scientific arena; and how best to realise the career aspirations of ARIES PGRs.
Meet the Advisory Board
Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle, Anglian Water – Catchment & Coastal Strategy Manager
Chair of the Advisory Board
Lu manages the AW Catchment Management Strategy which is about preventing pollution from getting into our raw waters in the first place, rather than relying upon ‘end of pipe’ treatment solutions to remove it once it is there. This approach requires working in partnership with a large number of both internal and external stakeholders. Her team comprises of coastal, biodiversity and agricultural experts who work closely alongside operational teams to deliver water quality outputs for both marine waters and, sources used for abstraction.
Lu’s background is in Operations and she has held a number of managerial positions across our Water, Operational Management Centre and Water Recycling departments. She is also trained in both a Gold and Silver Command. She has a degree in Environmental Toxicology and a PhD in Water Treatment and is a Chartered Environmentalist. Lu was awarded Chartered Environmentalist of the year by the Society for the Environment in 2015 and is a fellow of the Institute of Water. She is also the Chair of the Institute of Water Eastern Area.
Professor Corinne Le Quéré, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UEA
Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS, is Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. Her original approaches are helping to determine how and why the natural carbon reservoirs are changing, particularly in the Southern Ocean.
Corinne authored several assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and leads the annual update of the Global Carbon Budget of the Global Carbon Project. She is a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. She received the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences and other awards for her contributions to science and international collaboration.
Professor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University
Iain Stewart is professor of geoscience communication at the University of Plymouth and director of its Sustainable Earth Institute. His research expertise is in geohazards and recent geological change, alongside interests in promoting geoscience to the public.
Much of Iain's geocommunication activities stem from his 15 year partnership with BBC Science, making television documentaries on the nature, history and state of the planet.
As well as receiving an MBE for services to UK geoscience in the 2013 Birthday Honours list, he has received awards for geoscience communication from numerous international geoscientific bodies. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Iain is also President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and of the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Under the remit of the Sustainable Earth Institute, much of Iain’s work involves international capacity-building around geo-environmental science communication, and in 2018 his Plymouth post was recognised as a UNESCO Chair of Geoscience and Society.