Dr Richard Randle-Boggis

School of Biosciences

Research Associate

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Dr Richard Randle-Boggis
School of Biosciences
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
S10 2TN

My career profile reflects my multidisciplinary vision to solve global socio-environmental problems at the intersection between natural sciences and sustainable development.

  • Research Associate - food and energy security, University of Sheffield (2020-present)
  • Research Associate - microbial ecology, University of Glasgow (2017-2020)
  • Senior Research Associate - solar parks and ecosystem services, Lancaster University (2016-2017)
  • PhD Biology - ecosystem functions and environmental change, University of York (2012-2016)
  • National Environmental Engineer, Hertel UK Ltd (2011-2012)
  • MSc Clean Technology, Newcastle University (2010-2011)
  • BSc Biology, Newcastle University (2007-2010)
Research interests

My research interests span several disciplines required to create holistic solutions that tackle complex global challenges. My main focus is on "agrivoltaics" in East Africa - hybrid food-energy systems that address the food-energy-water nexus while also offering livelihood benefits to rural agricultural communities.

My broad research background includes:

  • International sustainable development - working on agrivoltaics in East Africa and solar septic tanks in South East Asia.
  • Ecosystem services and renewable energy - creating a decision-support tool to enhance solar park management for ecosystem services.
  • Microbial ecology and environmental change - investigating the impacts of increased flooding severity on soil microbial ecosystems.

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