Dr Christine Anderson
I am a Research Fellow on the Just Transition project. I have a multi-disciplinary background which spans consulting, teaching, and academic research. My consultancy experience includes environmental management and training across a range of sectors. I also am an experienced lecturer having taught science and engineering subjects in both further and higher education. I am especially keen to develop links between business and curriculum, and my experience allows me to understand the challenges and opportunities of both. Although I have a science background my research interests are very much about people, places and the communication of environmental issues. A Just Transition provides us with an exciting opportunity to guide and shape a sustainable future for Moray’s people, economy and environment.
About me: I grew up in County Durham, an area still deeply affected by the closure of coal mines with little or no opportunity for transition, this personal experience drives my passion for community engagement and social change. I’m now lucky enough to call this wonderful part of the world home, I particularly enjoy being outdoors and wild swimming on the Moray coast.
Dr Kerry McInnes
I am a Research Fellow for the Just Transition project. I have over a decade of experience in academic research and teaching, with expertise in community and stakeholder engagement, planning and leading projects, driving activities forward by acquiring external funding and developing national and international collaborations. I am born and bred in Moray and have a particular interest in everything local – the people, places and produce and in my most recent roles, I have been responsible for developing environmental and community resilience projects. I am excited about the unique opportunities that a Just Transition will give Moray and the pivotal role that UHI Moray can play in providing the education and training needed to achieve net zero.
About me: I have a PhD in molecular biology with endocrinology, where I studied the role of hormones in fat on diabetes and obesity. Outside of work, I am a keen organic gardener, and I am on the board of Forres Friends of Woods and Fields – a grassroots environmental charity which stewards a community garden, orchard and woodland. I generally enjoy being outdoors with my family and friends and I play the bagpipes too!