Imperial College London

DrLouiseRickard

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Senior Teaching Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

l.rickard

 
 
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Location

 

503Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I work in the Centre for Environmental Policy and co-convene the ''Business and the Environment Option'' on the M.Sc. Environmental Technology course. I also teach on the Urban Sustainable Environments option.

Evolutionary Ecologist

I am a theoretical evolutionary ecologist (Imperial and Silwood) by training, and after a stint as a consultant in environmental economics, policy and legislation in the UK (WRc and Oxford university); I worked in international environmental policy on indicators and tools for integrated assessment and decision making at The European Environment Agency in Copenhagen for for ten years.

While at the European Environment Agency I was responsible for the annual indicator report "signals", developing the coreset of indicators with EIONET, and the state of the environment reports (including developing the first European Environmental scorecard).

I love teaching and trained and worked as a STEM and Outdoor Ed / forest school / bushcraft teacher for a few years before returning to teach in HE. I am now a Senior Teaching Fellow in Environment, Sustainability and Business education mostly kept on my toes by our wonderful bunch of 150 talented MSc students.

Coaching

I am a professional coach in private practice and have been working with clients from across a wide range of sectors providing leadership and development coaching for personal and professional success for almost 15 years. I am a qualified professional coach and a member of the Association for Coaching.

Lowland rescue


In my "spare" time I am a volunteer Lowland Rescue Team Leader and First Responder (medic) and on-call to support the police in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. I won the Queen's Award for voluntary service with my team in 2019. 

I translate that work to Imperial by acting as departmental First Aider and Mental Health First Aider; and by using my experience of training and assessing search and rescue volunteer for operating in pressurised and difficult situations- to my students at Imperial.

My main interests are in: 

 - Education- Environment, sustainability and business education in HE

 - Pedagogy - helping others to make the most of their teaching 

 - Indicators as tools for decision making and communication

 - Indicators of social and environmental progress and sustainability

- coaching and leadership development 

- getting people engaged with the landscape around them