Dr Paul McKenna

Project Manager - RECIRCULATE, Business Partnerships Manager

Profile

In October 2017I was appointed Project Manager for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) RECIRCULATE project. The Lancaster-led project has partners in Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Zambia and is one of 37 projects funded under the GCRF Growing Research Capability call. The RECIRCULATE project will drive eco-innovation in sub-Saharan Africa around the theme of a safe circular water economy, building on the success of the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. There are four work packages with leads in LEC, LUMS, BLS and Engineering.

Prior to my current role I was working as a Business Partnerships Manager from 2011, within the Enterprise and Business Partnerships (EBP) team in the Lancaster Environment Centre. Through this role I identified, developed and supported new collaborative research opportunities and partnerships relevant to a broad spectrum of expertise across LEC. I also handled relationship management of key research partnerships across LEC (e.g. Environment Agency) and a number of resident companies.

The role provided support to members of staff considering opportunities for collaborative working both across LEC and with other partners to exploit new and more diverse income streams for research. I also provided project management of post-award processes, project reporting and monitoring of major LEC research collaborations and projects.

I have previously worked with the Associate Director for Research and Research Promotions Officer in carrying out the preparations for LEC’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.

Prior to this role I was the coordinator of a £1.2M Environment Agency Air Quality Umbrella Project and coordinated the first UK Conference on Energy Policy, “Will the lights go out?” in December 2004.

Daily irradiance and sunshine hours in North West England: a consultancy report undertaken for Placefirst
Ferranti, E., McKenna, P. 12/2012 Lancaster University. 20 p.
Commissioned report

Field testing of a new flow-through directional passive air sampler applied to monitoring ambient nitrogen dioxide.
Lin, C., McKenna, P.G., Timmis, R., Jones, K.C., NERC (Funder) 2010 In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 12, 7, p. 1430-1436. 7 p.
Journal article

The Captain toolbox.
Young, P.C., Taylor, C.J., Tych, W., Pedregal, D.J., McKenna, P.G. 2010
Software

Macroscopic traffic flow modelling and ramp metering control using Matlab/Simulink
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Mackinnon, M. 1/10/2004 In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 19, 10, p. 975-988. 14 p.
Journal article

Model-based PIP control of the spatial temperature distribution in cars.
Quanten, S., McKenna, P., Van Brecht, A., Van Hirtum, A., Young, P.C., Janssens, K., Berckmans, D. 10/11/2003 In: International Journal of Control. 76, 16, p. 1628-1634. 7 p.
Journal article

State dependent parameter (SDP) modelling of a traffic corridor based on a macroscopic statistical traffic model (STM).
Kontoroupis, P., McKenna, P.G., Taylor, C.J., Chotai, A., Young, P.C. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 367-372. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Traffic flow modelling and linked ramp metering control for the M3/M27 pilot scheme.
Taylor, C.J., McKenna, P.G., Young, P.C., Chotai, A., Scariza, J. 2003 In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering, ICSE 2003. p. 687-692. 6 p.
Conference contribution

Identification of non-linear stochastic systems by state dependent parameter estimation.
Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Bruun, J. 12/2001 In: International Journal of Control. 74, 18, p. 1837-1857. 21 p.
Journal article

Parsimonious modelling of water and suspended-sediment flux from nested-catchments affected by selective tropical forestry.
Chappell, N.A., McKenna, P., Bidin, K., Douglas, I., Walsh, R.P.D. 29/11/1999 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 354, 1391, p. 1831-1846. 16 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems : part 1, SISO systems.
Young, P.C., Chotai, A., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 123-147. 25 p.
Journal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) design for delta (d ) operator systems: part 2, MIMO systems.
Chotai, A., Young, P.C., McKenna, P., Tych, W. 05/1998 In: International Journal of Control. 70, 1, p. 149-168. 20 p.
Journal article

Delta operator: modelling forecasting and control
McKenna, P. 09/1997 Lancaster University. 207 p.
Doctoral Thesis