Science and Technology Advisory Panel members
STAP Chair (from June 2016), Brian Shorter BSc Civil Engineering, Bristol. MSc Integrated Environmental Studies, Southampton
Brian Shorter spent about 25 years as a civil engineer involved in the design of highways, water supply schemes and related hydrology; mostly connected with drainage/flood design. For ten years he managed Environmental Impact Assessments of various types of development and was also concerned with environmental aspects of the construction process.
Robert Barnes, CEng, FIMechE, FIMarE, MRINA, SCMS, FEI, MSaRS. psc(n) from RN Staff College, 1972.
Director of Robert Barnes &Co., Consulting Engineers of Eastleigh. His experience includes gas turbine development, their operation and management at the National Gas Turbine Establishment and at sea in HM Ships, including Arctic cold weather trials. MOD(N) in charge of propulsion controls trials. After a general management course at Henley, and as consultant in maintenance management, he was managing director of engineering and design contractor before converting this into an independent consulting practice. His expertise also covers combined heat and power, heat pumps and chilled water plant. He produced many energy opportunity surveys for the Carbon Trust, including River Park Leisure Centre, and is now accredited by the follow-on EI-Register of Professional Energy Consultants.
Eva Cahill BSc (Hons) Environmental Health, MBA (Strathclyde)
Eva Cahill is Corporate Social Responsibility Manager with UK Power Networks and previously an environmental consultant helping organisations with sustainability reporting and carbon footprint measurement. She worked with the Environment Protection Agencies in Scotland and Ireland and local authorities on the EU Water Framework Directive, organic waste and national waste statistics projects, planning and enforcement. She is an Associate Lecturer and Visiting Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Winchester.
Michael Farmer BSc, OU environment-related units
Michael Farmer spent many years as a patent searcher. He is now a patent engineer and trainee patent attorney.
Chris Holloway BA (Cambridge) Part 1: Moral Sciences (Philosophy); Part 2: History. MSc Organisational Behaviour, Birkbeck College, London.
Chris Holloway is co-Director of WinACC.
David Knight MA PhD (Cambridge)
Dr David Knight is a structural biologist/ biophysicist and co-founder and ex CEO /CSO of Oxford Biomaterials Ltd, an Oxford University spin-out, the parent company of four medical materials companies. He has been a visiting professor in China, Japan and Denmark and visiting fellow at MRC MBL Cambridge. He has over 250 publications in high impact journals including both Science and Nature.
Dr Suzane Michelle Qassim MEnvSci (Southampton), PhD (Durham)
Dr Suzane Michelle Qassim has a special interest in water resource conservation and management. She has a broad knowledge of hydrological/biogeochemical cycling, in addition to the environmental fate and behaviour of pollutants. To conduct high impact research, she has a record of employing interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches. Currently she is a Research Officer at the Hampshire County Council, investigating flood vulnerability and developing adaptation systems. Prior to that, she investigated the links between boating activities and estuarine heavy metals. She extensively researched the effects of vegetation management on water table depth, water quality (multi-scale) and carbon fluxes (atmospheric and fluvial). Furthermore, she monitored methane emissions as part of the ReFINE hydrocarbon well integrity research project.
Robin Speed BA Maths Cambridge; presently following OU course on environmental science and associated practical hands-on work
Robin Speed previously worked as a computer programmer for Microsoft.
STAP Chair (until June 2016), Dr. Bob Whitmarsh BSc (Hons), PhD (Cambridge), former Chartered Geologist
Dr Bob Whitmarsh retired in 2001 from a career in marine geophysics during which he authored/co-authored numerous research publications and led many research cruises worldwide. He has broad knowledge of oceanographic matters and since retirement has become actively interested in climate change and energy use in homes and offices. He is a visiting professor at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Dr Nick Woodman, MA, MEng, MSc, PhD, FGeol
Nick Woodman is a mathematical hydrogeologist at the School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, SouthamptonUniversity. His research topic is the numerical modelling of contaminant transport in highly heterogeneous geological media.