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.
Dr Tim Hill, Chief Scientist Natural England
Tim is a member of Natural England’s Senior Executive who, alongside his wider organisational leadership role, has specific responsibility for the use and quality of science & evidence in Natural England.
Tim has worked for Natural England, its predecessor English Nature and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee for over 20 years in various leadership, management and specialist roles including: marine ecology; marine and terrestrial nature conservation; protected areas designation, management and regulation; wildlife management; access; and team and project management
Tim has a PhD in Marine Ecology (University of Liverpool) and a joint honours degree in Marine Biology and Zoology (University College North Wales).
Tim has been a member of Natural England’s Senior Executive since December 2014, with former senior leadership roles including Director Regulatory Services and Access and Director of Evidence. Tim has been Natural England’s Chief Scientist since 2011.
Rufus Howard, Director of Sustainable Development, Royal HaskoningDHV (and University of Kent)
Rufus Howard is an environment and sustainability professional with 15 years’ experience in academia, government and international business.
Rufus specialises in project direction, stakeholder negotiation, and expert technical advice on project initiation, feasibility and due diligence. Rufus has developed his experience through working on a range of national and international infrastructure projects across energy transmission, renewable energy, river management and industry.
Rufus is a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv). Rufus is also a steering member of the Impact Assessment Network (IEMA) and the UK and Ireland Branch of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA). In addition to the ARIES Advisory board, Rufus sits on strategic advisory boards at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), and the Kent Nature Partnership (KNP), where he provides advice on strategic foresight and innovation.
Rufus has spent the last 10 years at the international consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, where he holds the position of Director, providing expert advice on sustainable development. An independent and trusted advisor, Rufus works for public and private clients including; the World Bank, The Crown Estate, the EBRD, Statkraft, Orsted, National Grid and the Environment Agency.
Dr Stuart Rogers, Chief Scientist Cefas
Stuart is an experienced marine scientist with a strong track record of building Cefas’ reputation and customer base. He has had a lot of operational experience through direct management and accounting responsibility as Director of Environment and Ecosystem science teams, and has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature. He is also actively involved in delivering science and evidence to government as a senior adviser to Defra Marine and Fisheries, and providing support for UK government in Europe. Through the Cefas Management Board he now has corporate responsibility for strategy and science planning, implements the Cefas Science and Evidence Strategy, and delivers our Ministerial Indicators for science output and self-investment. He is responsible for the strategic direction of Cefas science and is accountable for the quality of evidence and advice to our customers.
Prof Christine Maggs graduated with a Botany degree from St Catherine's College, Oxford in 1978 and a PhD from National University of Ireland, Galway in 1983. Formerly Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science & Technology at Bournemouth University, she is now the Chief Scientist and Deputy Chief Executive of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee.
Her main research interests are molecular systematics of seaweeds with particular interests in alien marine algae and plants, biological conservation, and sustainable seaweed exploitation. She has described two new orders and three new families of alga and has published over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific papers and written three books on seaweeds.
Professor Maggs has been the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Phycology for 16 years and is on the Editorial Board of Annales Botanici Fennici and Systematics and Biodiversity. She was appointed as Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2013 and is a member of the REF2021 subpanel UoA 7 Earth and Environment. In addition, in 2017, Professor Maggs was awarded the British Ecological Society Equality and Diversity Champion award for her contributions to enhancing the practice of equality and diversity in the ecological community.