Contact Professor Paul Jeffrey

Areas of expertise

  • Environmental Policy
  • Water Science and Engineering


Professor Jeffrey holds a first class honours degree in Science & Society from Middlesex University as well as an MSc in Energy and Environment and a doctorate in Technology Policy from Cranfield. As a post-doc researcher he spent three years studying sustainable development issues in the Middle East, returning to Cranfield in 1996.

Current activities

Paul's research interests span a range of disciplines and topics related to the delivery of sustainable water use. He has led projects on water reuse, the social and economic dimensions of water management, and resilient water systems. He also has wider interests in the relationships between human, natural, and technological systems, particularly as they relate to issues of resource efficiency and social justice. Paul has contributed over 100 journal and conference publications in fields as diverse as water resources management, science and society, technology assessment, and complex systems.


Professor Jeffrey's research has attracted over £15m of funding from organisations from across the water sector as well as government departments, charities, and research councils.


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