School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Charlotte Paterson

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering Degree Programme Director

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director for the Civil Engineering undergraduate degree programmes (350 students), including Chair of Board of Studies and Board of Examiners (2009 to present)

Lead on JBM professional accreditation (2012 and 2017) and Learning and Teaching Review (2017)

Former Director of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2013 to 2017) for the School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (765 students)

Former Degree Programme Director of the Environmental Engineering MSc Programme (30 to 45 students), including Chair of Board of Studies and Board of Examiners (2005 to 2013)

Memberships and Recent Esteem Indicators

Member of Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED)

Member of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

Nominated and shortlisted for a Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) for Pastoral Support (2016)

External examiner for PhDs (2017, 2016). Reviewer for UNESCO PhD proposal (2015)

Reviewer for Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (July 2016), Journal of Environmental Engineering (Jan & July 2013) and Desalination and Water Treatment journal (Jan 2013)

External panel member for validation of new degree programme, BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, Teesside University (2013)

Qualifications

PhD Environmental Engineering (Newcastle University, 2001)

MEng Civil and Environmental Engineering (Newcastle University, 1995, first class)  

Previous Appointments

Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (2002-2014)

Unpaid sabbatical to Peru, Central America and South East Asia (Jul 2003 - Dec 2003)

Research Associate, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University (Nov 2001 - Apr 2002)

Research Associate, Thames Water Group Plc (Apr - Nov 1996)

Graduate Process Engineer, Entec UK Ltd, Consulting Engineers (Jul 1995 - Ap 1996) 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

CEG3001 Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems 3 (50% and module leader, 20 credits)

CEG8107 Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries (85% and module leader, 10 credits)

CEG8005 Global Engineering - an International Design and Build Challenge (30%, 20 credits) 

Postgraduate Teaching

CEG8110 Professional Development in Environmental Engineering (45% and module leader, 10 credits)

CEG8198 MSc Project and Dissertation in Environmental Engineering (12% and module leader, 70 credits)

CEG8107 Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries (85% and module leader, 10 credits)

CEG8104 Wastewater Engineering (15%, 10 credits)

CEG8103 Water Supply and Treatment (5%, 10 credits) 

Research

Recent Research Supervision

Daniel Leicester, from Sept 2017 (50% with Dr Liz Heidrich, School of Engineering)

PhD project ‘Recovering of resources from wastewater treatment’, funded by the EPSRC.

Jincy Jose, Jan to Apr 2017 (100%)

Commonwealth Professional Fellowship project ‘Draft framework for the development of Urban Faecal Sludge Management Policy: - A Study of Kerala, Republic of India’, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Darren Shako, viva pending June 2017 (50% with Dr Jaime Amezaga, School of Engineering) 

PhD project ‘Designing a policy framework to universalise adequate household sanitation in Guyana’, with fieldwork in Barbados and Guyana, funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Ruth Kennedy-Walker, completed 2015 (50% with Dr Jaime Amezaga, School of Engineering)

PhD project ‘Planning and implementation of wastewater collection, treatment and re-use solutions in peri-urban areas’, with fieldwork in Lusaka, Zambia.  Part of an EPSRC funded £886K project in collaboration with the Universities of Glasgow, Sheffield, Cranfield and Ulster, and the Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.

Isabel Dominguez-Rivera, completed 2014 (50% with John Gowing, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences)

PhD project ‘Improving programming of interventions to enhance catchment and human health in Andean rural micro-catchments under IWRM and Ecohealth perspectives’, with fieldwork in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. 

Publications