Leyla is based in our London office and uses her scientific background to provide sustainable solutions to both private and public sector clients, often utilising her multidisciplinary modelling skills.
Recently, Leyla effectively managed a large feedstock study to support an appeal process, conducting all of the modelling and writing a Proof of Evidence for the appeal’s inquiry. Leyla also managed a UK market assessment of used cooking oil (a type of biofuel) which involved examining the regulatory landscape and available subsidy schemes, as well as analysing large-scale data to determine trends.
Leyla has been developing multiple mass flow models for plastics and packaging both in the UK and across Europe. This work has been commissioned by public and private clients focused on understanding their environmental impacts, determining any potential problem areas and how to best tackle them.
In contrast to her modelling work, Leyla managed a review on environmental principles and the proposed governance arrangements post EU-exit. She has also been utilising her Turkish heritage and language skills on a variety of international projects, liaising with Turkish clients and specialists alike to gain better insights and provide clearer communications than would otherwise be possible.
Leyla graduated from the University of Bristol in July 2017 with a first class honours Master in Science (MSci) degree in Chemistry. Throughout her studies, she applied her critical and analytical thinking to solve complex problems and analyse data. She has a range of experience in researching, reporting and presenting thanks to the numerous research projects she has carried out over the years both in academia and in industry.
Leyla worked full-time in the Research and Development department at a chemical manufacturing company during the third year of her degree. This experience allowed her to work on multiple research projects, develop strong interpersonal and organisational skills, and gain a first-hand understanding of the effects of environmental legislation on industry.