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Dr Jo House


Career Summary

Current positions:

Sept 2016       Reader, University of Bristol, Department of Geographical Sciences

Sept 2015       Senior Research Fellow, Uni Exeter, Department of Geograpy,

                        LUC4C EU Project 

Past positions:

Oct 2015-16     Government Office for Science,  Head of Climate,

                         (1 yr NERC secondment, 70% FTE)

2015 - 2016     Lecturer, University of Bristol

2011 - 2015     Leverhulme Fellow, University of Bristol

Jan-Sep 2011   IPCC Working Group II Technical Support Unit,

                         PIK, Potsdam, Germany

2004 - 2011     Science and Policy Officer, NERC-QUEST Programme,

                         University of Bristol

1999 - 2004     Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry,

                         Jena, Germany

1996 - 1999     Research Scientist, King’s College London

1996                Visiting Scientist, NREL, Colorado State University, USA

1992 - 1996     Research Assistant, King’s College London

1991 - 1992     Visiting Scientist, King Mongkut’s Inst. for Science and Technol.,



Education and Academic Record

Jan 2011         PhD, Faculty of Science, Bristol University.

1988-1991      BSc (1st Hons) Human Environmental Science, Kings College,

                        Uni of London.


Evidence of Esteem/External Visibility

Co-Chair, Global Cange Theme, University of Bristol.

Chair, Global Carbon Project Working Group on Land Use Change (2010 – present) International expert group of data providers and modellers including non-academic sectors, estimating global emissions from land use change for the Annual Carbon Budget, improving data and methods.

Chair, International Evaluation Committee for the ERA-NET Co-fund for Monitoring & Mitigation of Greenhouse gases (The ERA-GAS consortium consists of 20 international partners including EU countries and New Zealand)

Author on international scientific assessments: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - contributed to the last three Assessment Reports and to Working Group I Science, WG II Impacts, WG III Mitigation, also controbuted to the IPCC Greenhouse gas inventory good practice guidance methods; Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (convening lead author; Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (2016).

Editorial board Member, Environmental Research Letters (from 2015)