April 15, 2018

Meet the team

Paul Withers is a Professor of Catchment Biogeochemistry in the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Bangor University with particular interests in sustainable phosphorus use, and how we can recycle and recover phosphorus in agricultural settings.

 

Donnacha Doody is a Principle Scientific Officer at the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland. Donnacha’s research focuses on the identification of the soil and land use management variables controlling nutrient loss from soil to water and the development of mitigation measures to decrease impacts on water quality.

 

Julia Martin-Ortega is a Professor in the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds. Julia’s research focuses on the relationships between society and water systems, and has a strong interdisciplinary and policy-relevance emphasis.

 

Dana Cordell is a Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. Dana is a global food and resource security expert, and has worked with stakeholders in several nations to identify how food systems can cope or transform in response to the emerging global phosphorus challenge.

 

Helen Jarvie is a Professor and Principle Scientist at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Helen’s research explores the role of nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) in river eutrophication, and how improved nutrient stewardship can help ensure the future resilience of our river water quality and water resource security.

 

Brent Jacobs is an Associate Professor and Research Director at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. Brent’s current research interests include resilience, vulnerability and adaptive capacity of communities in the development of catchment action plans.

 

Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero is a water@leeds Associate Professor of BioResource Systems. Miller’s interests primarily include water and sanitation in developing countries and resource recovery from low-grade waste streams.

 

Myles Patton is a Senior Agricultural Economist within Agri-food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland. Myles has undertaken analysis of agricultural commodity markets using sector based models which has assessed the impact of various CAP reforms and UK agricultural & trade policy post-Brexit.

 

Erin Sherry is a Senior Agricultural Economist within Agri-food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland. Erin’s research focuses on integrating the economic system with physical and social systems to inform policy design and implementation strategies.

 

Christopher Lyon is a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. He is interested in the social dimensions of resilience and adaptation to future natural resource, technology, and environmental change.

 

Shane Rothwell is a Senior Research Associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. Shane’s interest is in creating new knowledge that delivers sustainable and resilient farming systems with a particular focus on improving phosphorus use-efficiency in agriculture and utilising alternative sources of nutrients for crop nutrition.

 

Kirsty Forber is a Senior Research Associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University. Kirsty’s interest is in understanding catchment properties that govern phosphorus movement in the environment and how such knowledge can aid the development of sustainable, resilient farming into an uncertain future.

 

Murat Okumah is a PhD Researcher at the Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. Murat is an interdisciplinary researcher, using behavioral and catchment science to explore whether/how psychosocial factors influence behavior within the farm environment and how this interacts with biophysical factors to affect water quality. He is also interested in how policy responds to environmental impacts of agricultural land use