I’m pleased to see that geomicrobiology is specifically mentioned in the Environment Agency’s collaborative research priorities for water supply and the water environment (2015 to 2019) available to download at this Environment Agency Report .
Prof. West is first author of a new paper just published which is the culmination of 10 years work. The paper summarises the impacts of elevated CO2 gas concentrations on selected European terrestrial environments in the context of carbon capture and storage. Find the paper here under ‘Papers’
Teaching Masters Students at the University of Birmingham Julia West devised and ran a role-play exercise for Masters students at the University of Birmingham in February 2015. The students, from the MSc course in Nuclear Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management, were asked to provide briefings expressing differing views to a politician whose community, in the […]
Professor Julia West was a panelist assessing applications for Athena Swan recently. The Athena SWAN Charter evolved from work between the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN), to advance the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEMM). With the support of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and the […]
Professor Julia West was invited to speak at a workshop at Fukushima, Japan by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency in October 2014. She spoke on the challenges faced by scientists in communicating their efforts to local people. The disastrous earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (“F1”) in […]