Jackie Rogers is an ecologist with over 25 years of experience in academia. After her PhD in Agricultural Botany, she joined the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) as a lecturer in Biogeography, with specific interests in habitat conservation, hedgerow management and urban greenspace utilisation. At UWE she has contributed to the development of practice-focussed undergraduate and postgraduate courses and apprenticeship programmes, and has been involved in several research and consultancy projects. From 2003 to 2015 she was Head of Department for Geography and Environmental Management, with responsibility for geography, environmental management, transport, civil and environmental engineering and planning. During this period she was a member of the Royal Geographical Society Committee for Heads of Geography. Currently, she is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and co-lead for UWE’s Athena Swan award, the Advance HE charter mark promoting gender equality in HE.
Jackie has been a member of the Executive of the CHES since 2010. From 2016 to 2019 she held the position of Chair. In this role she represented IES on the trailblazer group which developed the Level 6 Environmental Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship. Jackie is committed to working with industry and professional bodies to develop 21st century graduates with the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to meet future challenges.
She was elected to Council in 2017 and an re-elected for a second term in 2020.