Professor Susan Waldron

NERC Director of Research and Skills

Professor Susan Waldron is Director of Research & Skills at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and a member of the NERC Assurance Board and NERC Management Board.

Susan is responsible for research programme generation, policy, funding, and delivery in the domains of discovery science, talent and skills, and international partnerships.

Susan joins NERC with a 25-year academic career and experience of delivering research through almost all NERC funding streams: manager of NERC Life Sciences Community Stable Isotope Facility node hosted at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre; a NERC Advanced Fellowship; Discovery Science, Newton and Large Grant funding. She was a core member of NERC’s Peer Review College from 2015 to 2019 and a member of NERC Science Committee from 2016 to 2019. She values future talent investment, evidenced for example from roles as Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Science and Engineering, and local Director of the NERC-DTP IAPETUS1, both at the University of Glasgow.

Susan is a Professor of Biogeochemistry and her background is in geology, and shallow Earth system processes – particularly carbon and nutrient cycling, and in disturbed landscapes, with understanding enabled by isotope tracing and sensor technology. She joins NERC from the University of Glasgow.

Last updated: 5 September 2023

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