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Helen Abigail Baxter

Postdoctoral Researcher, National Centre for Resilience, School of Interdisciplinary Studies,University of Glasgow., University of Glasgow

As part of the National Centre for Resilience (NCR), School of Interdisciplinary Studies my role is to develop and conduct research to improve Scottish communities’ resilience to natural hazards. Investigating interactions between society and pre-existing and potential future strategies to enhance a community’s ability to mitigate and recover from the effects of natural hazards.
My areas of interest include Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), integrating social, environmental and economic assessment, Ecosystem Services and the Circular Economy. I am interested in the interactions between society and managed/engineered systems; including the potential barriers (policy, culture) to implementation of evidence based solutions to environmental problems within wider social, economic and environmental systems.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Glasgow
  • 2015–2017
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Hull


    University of Southampton, BSc (Hons) Oceanography with Geology
  • 2016 
    University of Hull, PhD. Framework for Remediation of Rivers Impacted by Legacy Metal Mine Pollution
  • 2010 
    University of Hull, MSc Environmental Technology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under grant NE/L014211/1.
    Funding Source:
    Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Professional Memberships

  • SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)
  • ISDR (International Sustainable Development Research) Society