Anna Turbelin

Anna Turbelin


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Biographical details

In 2010, Anna was awarded with a BSc in International Business and Management from Aston Business School. During her studies she undertook a placement year with International SOS assistance UK where she worked on multiple medical consulting projects including pandemic preparedness planning and health impact assessments which were part of wider environmental impact assessments. This experience steered her interests towards scientific research and in 2010 she went on to do an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management (EMMM) at King’s College London where she was awarded a distinction.

After working for GVA in both their Telecoms and Sustainability teams for over a year, Anna re-joined the King's Department of Geography in 2013 to take up a NERC funded PhD studentship.

Research interests (short)

Thesis Title:  Invasive Species as Natural Hazards: Developing an Invasion Severity

Member of the Earth and Environmental Dynamics research group.

Research interests

Anna’s academic interests are in invasive alien species (IAS), natural hazards and their economic, social and environmental impacts. IAS can cause substantial environmental and economic damage to their host ecosystems and societies, such that they may be considered a form of ‘natural disaster’.  The main objective of her PhD is to create a ‘scale’ of invasion severity (based on key impact criteria) that may be used to galvanise action by governing bodies and communities responsible for the prevention and control of IAS.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Assessing the use of earthworms in the remediation of lead contaminated soil, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Bachelor of Science, International Business and Management, Aston University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006


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