Imperial College London

Mr Fradera

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Head of Technical Support Unit (Operations)



+44 (0)20 7594 6398r.fradera Website




Weeks BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Roger is the Deputy Director of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network, a UK-wide citizen science initiative encouraging members of the public to get hands-on with nature, whatever their age, background or level of ability. He is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of all individual projects within the portfolio to time, quality and budget, including project design, contract development, financial reporting and budgetary management, management of quality, performance management, communications, legal compliance, and risk and emergency management.

Roger is also responsible for business development for the OPAL network, including forming strategy, identifying funding opportunities, developing new proposals, and building new partnerships.

Research Interests: 
Citizen science, participatory decision-making, environmental policy, biological monitoring

Professional skills:
Roger graduated from King’s College London in 2002, and has since worked in corporate governance, finance and audit, and project and programme management roles in the private and public sector. Roger is a qualified Prince2 and MSP Practitioner and has managed and supported a range of programmes and projects in a variety of functions.



Davies L, Fradera R, Riesch H, et al., 2016, Surveying the citizen science landscape: an exploration of the design, delivery and impact of citizen science through the lens of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) programme, Bmc Ecology, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6785, Pages:17-17

Lakeman-Fraser P, Gosling L, Moffat AJ, et al., 2016, To have your citizen science cake and eat it? Delivering research and outreach through Open Air Laboratories (OPAL), Bmc Ecology, Vol:16, ISSN:1472-6785

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