People

Postgraduate students with an interest in climate change involved in the Priestley Climate Scholars programme of engagement and professional development.

NameSchoolJob titleAreas of expertise
Samuel BirchChemical and Process EngineeringPhD researcherDecarbonisation
Flora BroczaSchool of Chemical and Process EngineeringPhD researcherClean energy: Sustainable materials for pollution reduction and energy storage
Lauren BurtonEarth and EnvironmentPhD ResearcherThe climate of the Pliocene and understanding its relevance for the 1.5C world.
Philip ChurchmanInstitute for Transport StudiesPhD researcherRoad freight decarbonisation
Connor ClaytonEarth and Environment / PhysicsPriestley PhD researcher (2020 intake)
William EvansEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherMonitoring the responses of insect communities to climate change using radar technology; Improving climate/meteorological forecasting by isolating and removing insect 'noise' within weather radar data
Alice GarveyEarth and EnvironmentPhD ResearcherSpatially just energy transitions; climate change mitigation towards net zero; regional decarbonisation; industrial decarbonisation policy
Dominique HirszBiology PhD researcherEffect of temperature of wheat floral development
Isobel LloydGeographyPhD ResearcherQuantifying N2O and CO2 fluxes from agricultural soils; identifying sustainable farming practices to minimise climate impacts; advising policy makers
Peter PetkovsekPerformance and Cultural IndustriesPhD ResearcherGeomythology, Cultural and Performative Responses to Climate Crisis
Clifford RichardsonCivil EngineeringPhD researcherLong term sea level rise and coastal infrastructure resilience.
Blaise SalesEnglishPhD researcherEcocriticism in world-literature
Vanessa TernesInstitute for Transport StudiesPhD researcherI research how the transport sector can decarbonise and meet its emission targets while considering questions of fairness and equity
Megan TresiseBiology / Earth and EnvironmentPriestley PhD researcher (2019 intake)
Christopher WalkerCivil EngineeringPhD ResearcherGeotechnical Engineering; Transport Infrastructure; Highways; Railway; Compacted Soils; Unsaturated Soil Mechanics; Earthworks; Embankments; Cuttings
Solomon WhiteEarth and EnvironmentPhD researcherOceanography, Satellite remote sensing, Ocean properties
Dewa Ayu Putu Eva WishantiPolitics and International Studies PhD studentWater and sanitation, climate finance, political ecology
Sibongile ZimbaBiologyPhD researcherPlant science, climate change adaptation and resilience; developing of climate resilient crops for sustainable food production systems