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. Related to this, she has expertise in methodologies for modelling the climate change impacts of products, systems and services, and the air quality impacts of industrial and waste treatment facilities as well as road traffic. Ann provides technical leadership to Eunomia’s project work on the climate emergency. She is responsible for the on-going development of Eunomia’s proprietary waste treatment model and the company’s quality assurance process for its quantitative tools.
Much of Ann’s recent work has been focussed on supporting businesses and governing bodies in their responses to the climate emergency. This has included developing a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve for Malta as part of its Low Carbon Development Strategy and supporting in the development of climate emergency strategies for Darebin (Australia), Bristol, several London boroughs, the Isle of Man, Liverpool and Devon County Council. Other work involved analysis for Client Earth looking at the climate impacts of residual waste – which has led to work developing carbon footprints for a range of innovative systems for managing waste.
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. She is a Practitioner of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.