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Dr Gillian Drew was appointed Lecturer in Environmental Management at Cranfield's Centre for Bioenergy and Resource Management in October 2007.

Prior to that, Gill was the Environment Agency's postdoctoral research fellow in amenity impacts of waste management, based at Cranfield. Gill has a BSc in Geography and Geology from Rhodes University, South Africa (1998), and a BSc (Hons) in Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town (1999). Her PhD on the modelling the spatial impacts of climate change on vegetation was completed in 2004 within the same department at Cape Town.  Gill was the course tutor for the MSc in Environmental Management for Business from 2007 to 2012.

Current activities

Gill has a track-record of leading waste and environmental management research for clients including the Environment Agency, Defra, NERC, SEPA, SNIFFER and SITA. Her research established the first detailed database on bioaerosol impacts from composting facilities and advanced source terms for the atmospheric modelling of bioaerosol dispersion. Gill was on the steering committee for the AfOR (2009) protocol on bioaerosols monitoring and managed the Defra project that analysed adaptation reports submitted under the first round of the Adapting to Climate Change Reporting Power. Gill also developed and managed a series of training workshops for Environment Agency staff and managed a Daphne Jackson Fellow's (Dr Reyna Al-Ashaab) research, funded by NERC. As the Programme Director for the Energy MSc Programme, Gill is responsible for overseeing and managing the delivery of MSc courses in the Energy and Power Theme. Gill has supervised over 20 MSc and 5 PhD students, and was course tutor for the MSc in Environmental Management for Business from 2007 to 2012.


  • Amey Cespa (previously Donarbon Ltd)
  • Environment Agency
  • Defra
  • NERC
  • SEPA
  • Suez


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