Christmas Conference 2017

Global Challenges
Join us from 9am on 19th December 2017, Management School Hub and Lecture Theatre 1

Special Guest Speaker

Special Guest Speaker

Professor Jacqueline Myriam McGlade, a British-born Canadian marine biologist and environmental informatics researcher.

Departmental Talks

Departmental Talks

Throughout the day seven academics representing the full range of the Faculty's research will give lectures.

PhD Student Talks

PhD Student Talks

Join PhD students as they take the 3-minute challenge to present their research.

Professor Jacqueline Myriam McGlade

Global Challenges: Linking Theoretical Ecology, Spatial Dynamics, Ecosystems and Science-policy

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is a marine biologist and environmental informatics professor. Her research focuses on ecosystems, climate change and scenario development.  Her work into dynamics and systems has led to innovations in understanding a variety of ecosystem dynamics. In the past, she was Executive Director of the European Environment Agency and recently she was the Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme, based in Nairobi. She is a Professor of Environmental Informatics at University College London.

Time 
9.00am-9.05am Welcome – Professor Vincent Reid (Psychology)
9.05am-10.20am Department Talks
1. Dr Kathryn Toghill (Chemistry) - From Fossil Fuels to Faraday
2. Professor Aneta Stefanovska (Physics) - Physics of biological rhythms: Challenges and applications
3. Professor Roger Kemp (Engineering) - The Challenge of Decarbonising Transport
10.20am-10.45am Break
10.45am-11.15am Impact Talks
Chair: Dr Andreas Mauthe (SCC)
Professor Rob Young (Physics)
Dr Joe Finney (SCC)
Dr Crispin Halsall (LEC)
11.15am-12.15pm PhD Talks
Chair: Dr Chris Edwards (SCC)
12.15pm-1.15pm Lunch
1.15pm-2.15pm Guest Speaker
Professor Jacqueline McGlade
Chair: Professor Gail Whiteman (LEC)
2.15pm-2.35pm Break
2.35pm-4.15pm Department Talks
1. Dr Adam Sykulski (Maths & Stats) - The high-tech message in a bottle: how we learn about how our oceans change in time and space
2. Dr Katie Alcock (Psychology) - Global Challenges to Child Development Research
3. Professor Mariana Rufino (LEC) - Should we be concerned about food security: a journey from South America to Africa
4. Professor Gordon Blair (SCC) - Environmental Data Science: Addressing Global Challenges through Data-driven Innovations
4.15-4:45pm Prizes & Close - Professor Pete Atkinson, Dean