As Research and Policy Officer, Jennie is responsible for providing research and policy advice to UKCDS member organisations and key stakeholders. Jennie joined UKCDS in January 2016 and her areas of expertise span across research and innovation, sustainable technologies and capacity building.
Jennie received an MChem in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, and carried out doctoral research at the University of York in bioenergy and resource scarcity. Following post-doctoral research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, she managed two UK-Brazil Newton Fund projects involving capacity building, research and technology transfer around sustainable technologies at the University of York. Jennie has also been a fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, surveyed the science innovation system in Brazil and delivered capacity building training with the British Council and Royal Society of Chemistry. Prior to her doctoral research, Jennie was events and training co-ordinator for People & Planet.
Jennie is also the Executive Director of the Network of Early-career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) and a FutureEarth Fellow.