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 am a Senior Teaching Fellow in Environment, Sustainability and Business Education at The Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College. I co-convene the ''Business and the Environment Option'' on the M.Sc. Environmental Technology course and teach on the Urban Sustainable Environments option, the core and research methods course, and supervise MSc student theses annually. I am responsible for teaching collaborative competencies and leadership for groupwork and sustainability in the Centre.

I have a wide experience in academia, industry and international organisations; and my expertise closely aligns with the priorities of the new Imperial College Academic Plan (2020) which emphasises the interrelationships between Science & Engineering and Society.

I worked as a consultant in environmental economics, policy and legislation at WRc (used to be the Water Research Centre), focussing on the privatisation of the water industry, advising Northwest Water (United Utilities) on their Annual Management Plans (2&3); as well as ancillary projects such as models for the privatisation of the railway sector and the electricity distribution network. I was seconded from WRc to the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen to develop the prototype European Environment Agency (EEA) indicator report 2000 (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/signals-2000/page001.html). That included expanding and consolidating the Driving forces-Pressures-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) reporting framework and working with the governments of member countries, EIONET and EUROSTAT, to provide reporting streams from national to international indicators, and prototyping the EU Reporting Obligations Database (https://rod.eionet.europa.eu/). 

At Oxford University, I worked on the DEFRA Market Transformation Programme for consumer electronics and led phase 1 of the Altener project on Electricity Disclosure in Europe: Consumer Choice and Carbon Consciousness for Electricity (https://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/research/energy/archive-4ce.html)

I was invited to join the European Environment Agency in 2002 as an expert in environmental indicators and tools for integrated assessment. I wrote the annual EEA indicator reports between 2002 and 2008 and developed a focused policy relevant core-set of key environmental indicators with EIONET  (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/technical_report_2005_1). I  wrote  the indicator section of the EU State of the Environment Reports including developing the first EEA European Environmental Scorecard which was published as part C of State of the European Environment in 2005 (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/state_of_environment_report_2005_1/SOER2005_Part_C.pdf/view

I obtained my BSc (Biological Sciences) and PhD ( Ecology) at Imperial College and I have a PGCE and an MEd (Cambridge), specialising in dialogic and experiential STEM teaching. I was elected Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019.  I developed and taught an environmental decision-making module on the Environmental Change and Management MSc at Oxford University. I am a qualified professional coach, a member of the Association for Coaching and have a private practice, providing leadership and development coaching for personal and professional success to private clients and business teams. I am fluent in several languages, including Swedish, Danish, French  and English, and hold both EU and UK passports.

I am an on-call volunteer Lowland Rescue Team Leader and First Responder (FREC 4 and wilderness first responder / medic) and on-call to support the police in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. I was awarded the inaugural Queen's Award for Lowland Rescue in 2019.  During the COVID pandemic I have been working shifts as a vaccinator in Buckinghamshire.