Dr Philippa Parmiter
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Philippa Parmiter manages the SCCS project and team and the strategic delivery of key outputs. This involves directing and coordinating the different SCCS activities, including knowledge exchange and dissemination, policy and technical analysis, and business development. She also undertakes financial management and reporting, chairs the regular SCCS Directorate meetings and reports biannually to the SCCS Advisory Board.
Philippa joined SCCS as a Business Development Executive and continues to carry out this function, developing successful bids and building relationships with international businesses, policymakers and researchers. She also contributes to outputs such as analyses and reports on industrial hubs and clusters and CCS business models, and to policy briefings and consultation responses. She has also scoped and delivered targeted knowledge dissemination events.
A Chartered Engineer, Philippa has a MSc in Environmental Protection and Management (Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Physical Electronics. She has worked for government, academia, an environmental consultancy and for a start-up through to volume manufacturing, resulting in a patent on semiconductor waveguides and an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s smallest TV screen.
Dr Romain Viguier
Business Development Executive
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Romain focuses on business development across the carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) value chain; including CO2 capture technologies, transport, utilisation and conversion, power plant integration modelling and engineering, geological storage, measurement and monitoring. He provides the SCCS partnership with industry engagement and identifies research and commercial opportunities in CCUS.
Over the last four years, Romain has established long-lasting strategic relationships with key stakeholders from various sectors, such as Bioenergy, Hydrogen, Food & Drink, Oil & Gas, and Heavy Industries, including Petrochemicals Steel & Cement and with a large number of SMEs. He has organised a number of targeted industry events and technical meetings, and initiated and supported the development of successful research collaborations and large research projects involving industrial partners and multiple stakeholders.
Romain joined SCCS to support the commercialisation and deployment of CCS as a climate change mitigation solution after spending 14 years in research, management and commercialisation within the cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food & drink and life science sectors. Romain is a certified Prince2 project manager with a PhD in Chemistry.
Policy & Research Officer
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Rebecca Bell is responsible for policy and advocacy for the SCCS research partnership, monitoring and analysing Scottish, UK, EU and international CCS policy formulation. She develops evidence-based SCCS policy positions and translates these into consultation responses, committee evidence and media releases.
Rebecca engages with politicians from all parties, as well as industry groups, public bodies and non-governmental organisations to build support for CCS in Scotland. She advises on policy areas, including industrial decarbonisation, oil and gas decommissioning, and net zero emissions ambitions.
Rebecca has over 12 years’ experience in policy development, analysis, and advocacy. A former chair of the Sustainable Scotland Network, editor of Scotland’s State of the Environment report and a political campaigner, Rebecca has worked in local government and the NGO sector, building and strengthening partnerships to embed climate change and sustainability in decision-making, and developing projects to deliver a step change in climate action.
Dr Peter Brownsort
Scientific Research Officer
e. firstname.lastname@example.orgPete Brownsort provides a technical knowledge service to the SCCS Directorate and Team, its partner institutions and funders, including Scottish Government. Using published sources, research and contact networks, he analyses and syntheses information producing reports and briefings for exchange of acquired knowledge. He is also involved in policy development, consultations and government briefings in areas relating to CCS and low-carbon energy.
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Since joining SCCS in 2013, Pete has covered a wide variety of topics, including industrial CCS, industrial heat, Scottish emissions, capture clusters and transport hubs, CO2 transport – particularly ship transport – Scottish devolution issues, fiscal incentives for CCS, hydrogen with CCS, and negative emission technologies. Pete is also responsible for the web-based SCCS Global Projects Map and database.
Pete’s background is in environmental (BSc) and organic (PhD) chemistry and he has over twenty years’ experience working in the fine chemicals industry. In 2009, he completed an MSc in environmental sustainability then worked as a post-doctoral researcher establishing the UK Biochar Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh, before joining SCCS.
Dr Gareth Johnson
e. email@example.comGareth Johnson develops research links between SCCS and international partners, and contributes to knowledge exchange between ongoing and future CO₂ injection and monitoring projects globally. He is also a post-doctoral researcher in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh.
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Over the last few years Gareth has helped to develop and deliver CO₂ storage research projects in Australia, Canada, South Africa, and across Europe. Dissemination of results from this research is a large part of Gareth’s role, be that to academic audiences, in public outreach or to the SCCS team and members.
Gareth first studied CCS as an undergraduate, writing his dissertation on CO₂ seeps in Utah in 2005. He followed this with spells as a geologist in industry either side of completing his PhD in geochemical monitoring of CO₂ storage in 2010. Gareth joined SCCS in 2013.
Communications & Knowledge Exchange Executive
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Indira Mann is responsible for delivering communications for the SCCS research partnership, promoting its expertise, strengthening relationships and creating opportunities for knowledge exchange with stakeholders worldwide. She also delivers content and quality assurance for a variety of SCCS online, digital and printed outputs.
Indira currently manages dissemination and knowledge exchange activities for the EU-funded international projects, ALIGN-CCUS and ACT Acorn. She also develops and delivers public engagement activities, with other institutes and organisations, on the role of CCS in climate change action.
Indira is a journalist and communications expert with nearly 25 years of experience. For more than ten years, she has worked within the energy and environmental sectors, with media and communications roles in non-government organisations in the UK and Norway, and for publishers at home and abroad. She joined SCCS in 2013.
IT Support & Digital Communications Officer
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Vanessa is responsible for the SCCS website maintenance and optimisation, and for managing the website development of both ALIGN-CCUS and ACT Acorn international projects. She supports a range of dissemination and knowledge exchange activities, including the organisation and running of webinars, technical support during events and the production of online and print design material.
Vanessa started her career 20 years ago as a computer trainer in Brazil and has delivered coaching and training to team members in various organizations. She is currently working towards a MSc in Digital education and has supported academics in the development and delivery of the World’s first CCS MOOC.
Vanessa is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to develop new up-to-date skills and expertise, and since joining the team in 2014, has fully supported the SCCS team’s effort to promote CCS as a key technology to combat climate change.
Richard Lindsay Stevenson
e. firstname.lastname@example.orgRichard Stevenson is responsible for providing administrative and secretarial support for the SCCS Team and is a point of contact for general enquiries to SCCS. He also contributes to the wider SCCS partnership in terms of knowledge dissemination, events organisation and publicising successful projects & grant awards.
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Richard brings administrative and project support experience from sectors ranging from road transport to higher education. He is currently balancing work and study, and is on course to achieve an MSc in Carbon Management from The University of Edinburgh in late 2018.
Richard is a relative newcomer to the low-carbon and energy sectors, having previously taught Japanese at UK undergraduate level and having worked as a translator and proofreader in Japan and the UK. He joined SCCS in 2014.