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Michèle Clarke

Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) Asia-Pacific, Professor of Environmental Change, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Teaching Summary

Teaching involves modules on Environmental Change and Geomorphology at Undergraduate Level and Energy, Environment and Society at Doctoral Training Level. Teaching and learning innovations have… read more

Research Summary

Professor of Environmental Change. Lead Principal Investigator for two UK-India awards: ESRC-Ministry of Urban Development ES/P000517/1 SMArt ciTIES Network for Sustainable Urban Futures (SMARTIES… read more

Recent Publications

Teaching involves modules on Environmental Change and Geomorphology at Undergraduate Level and Energy, Environment and Society at Doctoral Training Level. Teaching and learning innovations have focused on increasing pedagogic value using multimedia applications, supported by the following grants and awards: Teaching & Learning Strategy Fund (2011-2012) Media Enhanced Teaching and Learning; Teaching & Learning Development Fund (2009-2010) Expansion of Rapid Podcasting Capabilities; HEFCE Capital Infrastructure Fund for Teaching & Learning (2008-2011) Enhancing Learning Through Live Lecture Capture; HEFCE Visual Learning Laboratory CETL (2006-2009) Video Editing Hubs to Enhance the Use of Visual Media in Learning; Teaching & Learning Development Fund Teaching Innovation Award (1998-2001) Use of Web Pages in Teaching and Learning.

Current Research

Professor of Environmental Change. Lead Principal Investigator for two UK-India awards: ESRC-Ministry of Urban Development ES/P000517/1 SMArt ciTIES Network for Sustainable Urban Futures (SMARTIES Net) and ESPRC-DST bioenergy project EP/J000361/1 Rural Hybrid Energy Enterprise Systems (RHEES). Main research interests are in the fields of sustainable cities, climate change, energy, land degradation and food security. Current research focuses on the energy-water-food nexus (EPSRC, BBSRC), sustainable cities and rapid urbanisation (ESRC, EPSRC, British Council), the role of the North Atlantic Oscillation in determining storminess and weather variability in Europe and impacts on coastal environments (funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the British Academy); clean energy from waste and biomass (British Council, EPSRC and DST-UKIERI); fossil fuel and CCS (ESPRC); water resource variability, food security and rural poverty (NERC-ESRC-DFID; British Council); and extreme weather impacts on land degradation and soil erosion (British Council; British Academy).

Current research grants:

in addition to SMARTIES Net & RHEES include Newton Fund Philippines EPSRC-DOST EP/P018513/1 Water - Energy - Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future; Brazil BBSRC-CONFAP BB/N013204/1 NUCLEUS: a Virtual Joint Centre to deliver enhanced Nitrogen Use Efficiency via and Integrated Soil-Plant Systems Approach for the UK and Brasil; EPSRC-CONFAP EP/M029212/1 Novel strategies for the recovery of deforested and degraded landscapes in the Amazon region: sustainable solutions for energy-food-water services; Newton Fund Brazil BBSRC-CONFAP BB/02914X/1 Implication of enhanced ecological intensification and resilience for smallholder farming in the eastern Amazonia region, Newton Fund Philippines British Council Researcher Links Workshop Process Systems Engineering Approaches for Provision of Supplies and Utilities for Sustainable Cities, British Council Pakistan Knowledge Economy Partnership KEP-039 Evaluating the Potential of Bioenergy from Weeds, British Council Bangladesh INSPIRE 2014 SP/02 Renewable Energy from Animal Wastes: Benefits to Agriculture and Society, EPSRC: EP/K003941/1 Global Engagements in Research, BBSRC BB/J019933/1 Sustainable Soil Management for Improved Food Security and Bioenergy Delivery, UKIERI-UGC Thematic award (UGC86) Optimising Phosphate Recovery from Community Bioenergy Systems: Low Cost Sustainable Fertiliser Production for Rural Communities; two British Council awards: INSPIRE SP/112 Adaptations to Climate Change: Food Security, Water Resources and Rural Resilience in Western Bangladesh & Higher Education Research Partnership award: Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, Livelihood Security and Conservation of Tropical Peatland in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia and British Academy grant: SG09/0513 The Restless Enemy of all Fertility: Storms, Sand Invasion and Coastal Management Strategies in Britain and Ireland 1700-1950.

Visiting Academic Fellows

  • Professor Khurshed Alam Bhuiyan (ACU Commonwealth Fellow, Bangladesh), Professor Giashuddin Miah (ACU Commonwealth Fellow, Bangladesh), Dr Marat Karataev (Newton-Al Farabi Fellow), Dr Farah and Dr Heru Purwana (both BPPT, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of Indonesia), Professor Tofazzal Islam (ACU Commonwealth Fellow, Bangladesh).
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
  • Dr Sarah Martin, Dr Andrew Rollinson
Current PhD students and projects
  • Kathryn (Rosie) Brian - Designer biochar (BBSRC)
  • Jamal Omar Salem Algraeo - Biogas production from agricultural weeds (Libyan Government);
  • Paphaphit Wanasuk - The Renewable Energy Complex Model applied to eco-city development in the ASEAN region (Thai Government)
  • William Hawley - Assessment of control measures to reduce contamination of anaerobic digestate from manures (FERA/BBSRC);
  • Asilah Abdul Mutalib - Optimising use of growth promoting bacteria in rice (Malaysian Government);
  • Sarem Ugoh - Post-Harvest Losses Along the Food Chain in Nigeria (self-funded);
  • Katie Smith - Global Hydrology Modelling and Uncertainty: Climate Change and Hydrological Extremes (School of Geography studentship)
Recently completed projects

EP/G00379/X UK-India Sustainable Energy Technologies Network, UKIERI SG08/079 Clean Energy from Biomass: Catalysing Pyrolised Carbon for Soil Sequestration, British Council INSPIRE SP/009 Climate Change Impacts on Land Degradation and Society in Kazakhstan,NERC-ESRC-DFID Partnership Grants: NE/I002995/1 Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation under Multiple Stresses in Mountainous Western China and NE/G008280/1 Farmer Innovation Systems on the Loess Plateau of Northern China, British Academy grant SG/43034 Climate histories of Cornwall 1700-1950 and Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship RF/4/RFG/2006/0056 North Atlantic Oscillation Impacts on Sand Drift. Other research activities I am a member of the Management Board of the EPSRC Industrial Engineering Doctoral Training Centre: EP/G037345/1 Efficient Power from Fossil Fuel and Carbon Capture Technologies and leader of the International Summer School. Member of the following University Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority Groups: Energy, Global Food Security, Science Technology and Society, Integrating Global Society, Sustainable Biological and Chemical Processing, International and Facilities. I am a reviewer for EPSRC, ESRC, NERC and AHRC and am on the RCUK Pool of Panel Chairs (most recently chairing the GCRF Resilience & UK Droughts programme panels).

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