Prof Louise Heathwaite


Professor Heathwaite is Professor of Land and Water Science and Co-Director of the Centre for Sustainable Water Management in the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. She also works part-time for the Scottish Government as Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural and Environment. Previously, Louise worked as science champion for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as Theme Leader for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources theme from 2008-2012.

Her research expertise is in land and water systems science. She has over 25 years research experience in diffuse nutrient pollution, wetland hydrochemistry, and water quality.  Her applied research interests cut across the environmental sciences to interface with social science and economics.