Jackie Rogers is an ecologist with 23 years of experience in academia. After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology and Geography (Salford University) and a PhD in Agricultural Botany (Queen's University Belfast), 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 a number of practice-focussed undergraduate and post-graduate courses, including programmes to meet the skills development needs of the Environment Agency (MSc Environmental Engineering and FdSc/BSc/GradDip River and Coastal Engineering). In addition, she has been involved in several research and consultancy projects. From 2003 to 2015 she was the Head of Department for Geography and Environmental Management at UWE, with responsibility for a range of disciplines: geography, environmental management, transport, civil and environmental engineering and planning. During this period she was a member of the Committee of Heads of Geography. Currently she is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE.
Jackie has been a member of the Executive of the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences since 2010 and in 2016 she took on the role of Chair of this Committee. 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