My interest is in understanding and managing water quality and ecology of urban watercourses. Through the use of benthic macroinvertebrates, I investigate the interactions between these organisms and how they respond to changes in the aquatic environment. As co-investigator for the research with the NERC's Community for Engaging Environment, I am also interested in citizen science and public engagement.
Cecilia Medupin MIEMA, FHEA, PGCE is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Natural Sciences and, the Coordinator of the Student Ambassador Programme. She completed a BSc degree in Biochemistry at Bayero University, Kano-Nigeria and then worked for a Nigerian soft drinks company as a Process Control Officer. Following her MSc programme at the UK, Cecilia worked as an Environmental Auditor for a UK rubber recycling company, Environment Officer with the UK Environment Agency and Environmental Compliance Adviser with Sellafield Limited (Formerly BNFL), Cumbria. Upon returning to Nigeria she worked at the National Open University as a Lecturer/Course Coordinator.
Cecilia is passionate about citizen science as a way of engaging with school students, women and minority communities and has received a number of awards for her role in public engagement. She is passionate about the involvement of research in knowledge-exchange and public engagement. She has contributed to Blastfest science project, Earthwatch https://youtu.be/Df4wwHGSlTI manchester science festival, member of the equality and diversity working group and in partnership with organisations such as the British Ecological Society, CIWEM and she is the Convener of Women in Environmental Sciences (https://www.meri.manchester.ac.uk/wies/about/). She is also a co-lead with the National Community for Engaging Environments https://archive.reading.ac.uk/news-events/2019/April/pr797348.html