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
Flora BroczaSchool of Chemical and Process EngineeringPhD studentClean 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.
Connor ClaytonEarth and Environment / PhysicsPriestley PhD researcher (2020 intake)
Gregory CookePhysics and AstronomyPhD researcherResearching early Earth's climate as well as exoplanet atmospheres. Understanding how different types of chemistry can affect equilibrium temperature
Alice GarveyEarth and EnvironmentPhD ResearcherSpatially just energy transitions; climate change mitigation towards net zero; regional decarbonisation; industrial decarbonisation policy
Leonie Hyde-SmithCivil EngineeringPhD researcherClimate resilience of urban water and sanitation services; Affordability of "climate proof" urban water and sanitation services; Costs of adaptation
Katerina LiontouEnglish / BusinessPriestley PhD researcher (2018 intake)
Isobel LloydGeographyPhD ResearcherQuantifying N2O and CO2 fluxes from agricultural soils; identifying sustainable farming practices to minimise climate impacts; advising policy makers
Alesia OforiPolitics and International Studies (POLIS)PhD ResearcherRural governance; Political Ecology of water; Micropolitics and the extractive industry in West Africa
Peter PetkovsekPerformance and Cultural IndustriesPhD ResearcherGeomythology, Cultural and Performative Responses to Climate Crisis
Santosa Sandy PutraGeographyPhD researcherTropical Peatlands; River Restoration; Hydrology; Extreme Weather; Remote Sensing
Kate SambrookEarth and Environment / BusinessPriestley PhD researcher (2019 intake)
Jillian SchacherEarth and EnvironmentPriestley PhD researcher (2018 intake)
Benjamin SkinnerPerformance and Cultural IndustriesPhD researcherTouch as a means of communicating our current climate crisis; The (potential) sensory perception of skin
Oliver StanfieldChemistryPhD researcherCarbon Capture and Storage for industrial sites e.g. powerplants with new solvents with better qualities than current technology
Megan TresiseBiology / Earth and EnvironmentPriestley PhD researcher (2019 intake)
Josh TurnerCivil EngineeringPhD researcherUsing System Data to Reduce GHG Emissions from Heat Pumps in Operation (Heat pumps are a low carbon method of space/water heating and cooling)
Christopher WalkerCivil EngineeringPhD ResearcherGeotechnical Engineering; Transport Infrastructure; Highways; Railway; Compacted Soils; Unsaturated Soil Mechanics; Earthworks; Embankments; Cuttings
Sibongile ZimbaBiologyPhD researcherPlant science, climate change adaptation and resilience; developing of climate resilient crops for sustainable food production systems