Centre: Former Staff
Katy Roelich worked at the SEI York office until August 2011, most recently as a Senior Research Associate specialising in application of evidence to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Katy was a theme co-leader of Rethinking Development.
Katy joined SEI in 2010 where she leads the Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Policy team in SEI's York office. The SCP Policy team undertake research investigating the impact of current and potential government strategies and policy options, mainly in a UK context but increasingly covering European Government. The team supports decision makers to ensure that robust evidence is considered through providing sound accounting tools, data, reports and evidence.
Katy manages the development of REAP UK, a highly sophisticated model that helps policy makers to understand and measure the environmental pressures associated with human consumption.
Her current work focuses on understanding changing patterns of consumption and how governments might intervene to move towards sustainable lifestyles, such as the OPEN:EU Project; the impact of government strategies on SCP, such as WRAP Resource Efficiency II and understanding the link between inequality, consumption and environmental impact.
Prior to joining SEI, Katy worked in Environmental Consultancy advising clients on SCP, waste management and environmental impact in the UK and overseas. Katy has worked on projects for private and public sectors which gives her an excellent insight into the often competing drivers of both parties.
Metals in a Low-Carbon Economy: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World (Project report - 2012)
Securing the future – The role of resource efficiency (Report - 2010)