Centre: Former Staff
Kate Scott joined SEI in October 2007 as a Research Associate, and left in February 2011 working full time on a PhD funded by both SEI and the Sustainable Consumption Institute in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester.
As a Research Associate at SEI, Kate was mainly involved in research concerned with the environmental impacts of unsustainable patterns of consumption and production. Her research included ground-breaking carbon footprinting research for the National Health Service (NHS) leading to a nation-wide NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy; development of a Climate Calculator for WWF Sweden's Klimatsmart campaign; providing cutting-edge research into how resource efficiency can help the UK meet its climate change targets and reviewing current research on sustainable lifestyles to identify gaps in the evidence and recommend future research for the UN Task Force for Sustainable Lifestyles.
M.A. Sustainable Development, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds. Completed dissertation: Can the UK become a sustainable society? An analysis of sustainable consumption in the UK using an input-output approach.
B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Chemistry and Geography, University of Glasgow. Completed dissertations: An investigation of the water quality of Bardowie Loch and Implementation of EU environmental policies: A comparison between Scotland and Denmark.
Scott, K., Barrett, J., Baiocchi, G., Minx, J.C., (2009), Meeting the UK climate change challenge: The contribution of resource efficiency. Report to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), London, UK. Project EVA128. Published on-line, 3 November 2009. http://www.sei-international.org/meeting-the-uk-climate-change-challenge-the-contribution-of-resource-efficiency
A literature review on sustainable lifestyles (Report - 2009)
Evaluating Sweden’s emissions: at home and abroad (Policy brief - 2009)
Input-output analysis and carbon footprinting: An overview of applications (Journal article - 2009)
Wales’ ecological footprint: Scenarios to 2020 (Working paper - 2008)
WWF Sweden 2008: An Analysis of Sweden’s Carbon Footprint (Report - 2008)