Ann’s core area of expertise is in the application of the life cycle assessment methodology to all aspects of the waste management system, and the application of environmental economic methodologies to consider the same impacts in monetary terms alongside the financial costs of policy interventions.
Related to this, she has expertise in methodologies for modelling the climate change impacts of products, systems and services, and the pollution impacts of industrial and waste treatment facilities, as well as pollution from road traffic. She is also an experienced project manager.
Ann led the development of the environmental element of Eunomia’s waste model for the European Commission, which considers the impacts of waste generation and management for all EU Member States. Outputs from the model have been used recently in analysis undertaken for DG Environment of the changes made to the targets contained in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. Other recent and completed projects include:
- A major project for DG Environment which sought to understand for eight European member states (including Portugal, Hungary and Cyprus) the extent of compliance with the legal EU waste targets contained in the Waste Framework Directive and Landfill Directive, in respect of municipal waste.
- A project undertaken for Zero Waste Europe which considered the potential contribution of waste management to a low carbon economy.
- Analysis undertaken for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence which aims to determine the cost effectiveness of interventions delivered by local authorities to reduce road traffic related air pollution.
Ann joined Eunomia in July 2007 after completing a student placement with the company as part of a Master’s degree in Environmental Consultancy undertaken at the University of the West of England. This followed a career in IT, during which she was responsible for delivering customer-focused technical support on a wide range of IT systems at HBOS Plc and the City of Bristol College, including planning and overseeing programmed system upgrades.